basidium


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ba·sid·i·um

 (bə-sĭd′ē-əm)
n. pl. ba·sid·i·a (-ē-ə)
A small, specialized club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the tips of minute projections. The basidium is unique to basidiomycetes and distinguishes them from other kinds of fungi.

[bas(i)- + Latin -idium, diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion).]

ba·sid′i·al adj.

basidium

(bæˈsɪdɪəm)
n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(Plants) the structure, produced by basidiomycetous fungi after sexual reproduction, in which spores are formed at the tips of projecting slender stalks
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek basidion; see basis, -ium]
baˈsidial adj

ba•sid•i•um

(bəˈsɪd i əm)

n., pl. -sid•i•a (-ˈsɪd i ə)
a special form of sporophore, characteristic of basidiomycetous fungi, on which the sexual spores are borne at the tips of slender projections.
[1855–60; bas (is) + -idium]
ba•sid′i•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basidium - a small club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the ends of minute projections; unique to basidiomycetes
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
hypobasidium - special cell constituting the base of the basidium in various fungi especially of the order Tremellales
promycelium - the basidium of various fungi
Translations
basidioitiökanta
baside
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is a group of basidium fungi which is traditionnaly discriminated on the basis of formal resemblance, including species of wood destroyers, having sessile (or rarer extended) fruit bodies and tube (or labyrinth-like or gill-bearing) hymenophore.
Screening of heterozygous DNA markers in shiitake (Lentinula edodes) using de-dikaryotization via preparation of protoplasts and isolation of four meiotic monokaryons from one basidium.
WeiB and Oberwinkler (2001) reported high similarity between species of Exidia, Exidiopsis and Auricularia using the 28 S ribosomal large subunit and, those results were considered evidence in agreement with Bandonf s hypothesis (1984), that the basidium off Auricularia species is directly derived from that of the exidioid fungi.