Why do microbes, when incubated on an agar plate forms a distinct kind of appearance i.e., d shape of colony. Its kind of less unique in case of bacteria.
Fungal colony http://textbookofbacteriology.net/penicillium_colonies.jpg . But if we consider fungi, an amazing kind of pattern is seen as compared to bacteria. So, on a broad spectrum if we speak, what is the real or basic motive behind forming these specific shapes. Does it serve any purpose in protection or any such particular reason why do they do so? Even plant leaves do the same. I mean to say every leaf is different from eachother making itself unique.. Why is this particular pattern seen in d universe and what it has to do with the colony of microbes.