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Any of the four haploid spores borne on the basidium of a basidiomycete. Each spore develops into a mycelium that fuses with another to form a dikaryotic mycelium that typically constitutes the macroscopic stage of the life cycle.

ba·sid′i·o·spo′rous adj.


(Plants) one of the spores, usually four in number, produced in a basidium
baˌsidioˈsporous adj


(bəˈsɪd i oʊˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

a spore borne by a basidium.
ba•sid`i•os′por•ous (-ˈɒs pər əs, -əˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-) adj.
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Noun1.basidiospore - a sexually produced fungal spore borne on a basidium
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"
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Conditions for basidiospore production in the brown rot fungus Gloeophyllum sepiarium in axenic culture.
The presence of a brown pileus, the basidiospore features and the presence of cauloleptocystidia remind those of S.
which is considered infectious and found in environment as dessicated yeast cell or basidiospore (Sorrell, 2001).
In fact a fertile dikaryotic hyphae is generated only when two heteroallelic basidiospore at both mating type loci (AxBx AyBy) are crossed (Li et al.
neoformans because of differences in basidiospore morphology, environmental niches, morphologic features in vivo, limited molecular identity (55%-61% relatedness of DNA), multiple gene genealogies, unique random amplified polymorphic DNA typing patterns, and inefficient cross-species mating with the production of sterile progeny and no recombination (9).
Basidiospore measurements include length and width in face view, and depth in side view.
Since there was good consistency in the results obtained in two trials, it would appear that environmental differences were of little importance, possibly because the susceptible host stage and basidiospore dispersal coincided well in both trials.
Within a few months of basidiospore germination and penetration of Arabis leaves, the hyphae invade the meristematic tissue and cause systemic infection.
The traditional taxonomy of Ganoderma is based on its morphological traits, such as front cap color with a lacquer-like sheen, color of context, crust structure, basidiospore ornamentation and etc.
Virulence, host range, and pectolytic enzymes of single- basidiospore isolates of Rhizoctonia praticola and Rhizoctonia solani.