The growth of a surface fungal colony in the three-dimensional space was modeled kinetically. The present analysis led to the conclusion that the radius of a fungal colony increases exponentially in the initial period followed by a constant increase in its radius at large times. This is justified by analyzing the available experimental data. The elevation of a fungal colony was limited by a balance of the transport of protoplasm inside a growing hyphae and a maintenance factor. A numerical simulation revealed that a typical fungal colony had a disk-shaped base with a flat top and a side face generated by rotating a concave upward curve about a vertical axis.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Zhonghua Minguo wei sheng wu ji mian yi xue za zhi = Chinese journal of microbiology and immunology|
|State||Published - Nov 1990|