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    Hi,

    What does the bold part mean?


    All Tremella species are parasites of other fungi and most produce anamorphic yeast states.


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: state

    "Anamorphic yeast states" in this instance refers to a state of being. It describes a particular attribute or condition of a particular life form. Scientifially speaking, the "yeast state" of an orangism is non-invasive, but sometimes overgrowth can trigger it into a "fungal state", which means the organism is invasive (the microscopic critters literally sprout roots, take hold in a body part and eventually cause an infection).

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