But mushrooms are just temporary reproductive structures, occasionally stuck up by the real body of the fungi below: a relatively permanent network of microscopic tubes that spread through the soil and absorb nutrients.
Surely it needs far more genes than the worm, a microscopic little tube made of exactly 959 cells.
An individual projecting microscopic tube in the spinnerets from which spiders produce silk.
Then microscopic tubes inside the dentin allow hot, cold, or sweet foods to stimulate nerves within the tooth.
The scientists were working with so-called buckytubes, microscopic tubes made of carbon that are related to the more well-known buckyballs.
A microscopic tube.
Electrospun nanofibers are prepared using microscopic tubes that range between 100 to 200 nanometers in diameter.
Holes in the dentin are really microscopic tubes (blue) that allow hot, cold, and sweet foods to stimulate tooth nerves.
Since then chemists have synthesized some 5,000 variants of the buckyball, including elongated spheroids, sheets of carbon and microscopic tubes.
Take the experience of researchers at DuPont, who are testing microscopic tubes of carbon, known as nanotubes, valued for their extraordinary strength and electrical conductivity.