dikaryon

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di·kar·y·on

 (dī-kăr′ē-ŏn′, -ən)
n.
A hypha occurring in certain fungi after sexual reproduction in which each compartment contains two nuclei, one from each parent.

[di- + Greek karuon, nut, kernel; see karyo-.]

di·kar′y·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Moreover the dikaryotic isolates were able to produce double-banded PCR product and the monokaryons create only one unique amplicon.
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Genetically compatible monoucleate hyphae fuse through palsmogamy (hyphal fusion) to produce dikaryotic hyphae.
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