resting spore

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Noun1.resting spore - a spore of certain algae or fungi that lies dormant; may germinate after a prolonged period
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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Other sources have referred to these structures as survival propagules (Erwin and Ribeiro 1996), or resting spores (Judelson and Blanco 2005).
The cadaver can produce resting spores that transmit the disease in the next year, or conidia which can transmit the disease in the current year (Carruthers et al.