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Microcolony of bacteria under attack by fungal hyphae

  The directional hyphae of the fungus are attracted to the colony by chemical signals and the colony is then  penetrated at a number of points. This initial attack is followed by lysis of the bacteria, production of   haustorial-like hyphae and the nutrients are absorbed and translocated elsewhere by the fungus for growth and reproduction.  At the end nothing remains of the colonies (click here).