aeciospore


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ae·ci·o·spore

 (ē′sē-ə-spôr′, -shē-)
n.
A binucleate spore of a rust fungus, formed in a chainlike series in an aecium.

aeciospore

(ˈiːsɪəˌspɔː)
n
(Botany) any of the spores produced in an aecium of the rust fungi, which spread to and infect the primary host. Also called: aecidospore
[C20: from aecium + spore]

ae•ci•o•spore

(ˈi si əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr, ˈi ʃi-)

n.
a spore borne by an aecium.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aeciospore - spore of a rust fungus formed in an aeciumaeciospore - spore of a rust fungus formed in an aecium
spore - a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion; "a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes"
rust fungus, rust - any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants
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The extent of common barberry infestation needs to be formally assessed, and aeciospore samples characterized to protect North American food supplies from increasingly virulent races of rust.
The uredial sample accessions used in the marker test included 23 asexual isolates collected from commercial wheat field and breeding plots maintained by rust research scientists and cooperators nationwide and 30 sexual uredio-pustule isolates produced by aeciospore infection.
Disease gradients of fusiform rust on oak seedlings exposed to a natural source of aeciospore inoculum.