Mycetes are diffused practically in all environments: approximately 70,000 species, that include the fungi we commonly find in the woods, plant rusts and mildews. They do not have roots, a stem nor leaves, they do not even have chlorophyll to produce nutritive substances; mycetes are prevalently pluricellular organisms consisting of masses of filamentous cells known as hypha.
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