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(Biology) a reproductive body in red algae, developed after fertilization and consisting of filaments bearing carpospores
cys•to•carp (ˈsɪs təˌkɑrp)
the mass of carpospores formed in red algae as a result of fertilization.
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Anti-herpetic activities of Carrageenans from cystocarpic
and tetrasporophytic stages of Stenogramme interrupta were also reported to be significant (150).
Considering that we found both cystocarpic
and tetrasporic thali, we can state that the alga reaches full maturity at this size, and probably does not exceed the size that we observed.