A sclerotium is a hard surfaced resting body of fungal cells resistant to unfavorable conditions. Sclerotium may remain dormant for long periods of time and resume growth on the return of favorable conditions.

Cultivation[edit | edit source]

Many sclerotia forming species are cultivated for the consumption of the sclerotium itself, while for others, sclerotia is merely a step in the fruiting process.

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