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spo·ran·gi·um

 (spə-răn′jē-əm)
n. pl. spo·ran·gi·a (-jē-ə)
A single-celled or many-celled structure in which spores are produced, especially in fungi, algae, mosses, and ferns. Also called spore case.

[New Latin sporangīum : spor(o)- + Greek angeion, vessel; see angio-.]

spo·ran′gi·al (-jē-əl) adj.

sporangium

(spəˈrændʒɪəm)
n, pl -gia (-dʒɪə)
(Biology) any organ, esp in fungi, in which asexual spores are produced
[C19: from New Latin, from sporo- + Greek angeion receptacle]
spoˈrangial adj

spo•ran•gi•um

(spəˈræn dʒi əm)

n., pl. -gi•a (-dʒi ə)
the case or sac in which spores are produced.
[1815–25; < New Latin, =spor- spor- + Greek angeîon vessel]
spo•ran′gi•al, adj.

spo·ran·gi·um

(spə-răn′jē-əm)
Plural sporangia
A plant cell or structure in which spores are produced. Ferns, fungi, mosses, and algae release spores from sporangia.

sporangium

A structure in which spores are produced and stored.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sporangium - organ containing or producing sporessporangium - organ containing or producing spores
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
macrosporangium, megasporangium - a plant structure that produces megaspores
microsporangium - a plant structure that produces microspores
eusporangium - a sporangium that arises from a group of epidermal cells
leptosporangium - a sporangium formed from a single epidermal cell; characteristic of the Filicales or of almost all modern ferns
tetrasporangium - a sporangium containing four asexual spores
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The location of sporangia is important because vertical wind speeds typically increase with distance from ground level and because comparatively high wind speeds are required to reduce the boundary layers around spores residing on or within sporangia.
The beaker with the 50-mL of sporulation solution plus the parasitized grass blades was incubated at 37[degrees]C, and the development of sporangia and zoospores microscopically was evaluated every 30 min for the following 6 h (or longer when needed).
Based on their inhabiting environments, rumen bacteria are categorized as i) free-living bacteria in rumen liquid, ii) bacteria loosely attached to feed particles, iii) bacteria firmly adhered to feed particles, iv) bacteria associated with rumen epithelium, and v) bacteria attached to protozoa and fungal sporangia (Cheng and Costerton, 1980; Czerkawski and Cheng, 1988; McAllister et al.
The pathogen's sporangia, or sporeforming structures, were also exposed to the two alkaloids.
The mycelia appeared multinucleated and non-septate, sporangiophore erect, sporangia globose, shiny white at first then later turning black as spores matured.
Mycelial growth, oospores and sporangia characteristics, size and shape differences in reproductive structures are used based on taxonomic keys of Waterhouse [7] and Stamps et al.
Isolates of Pilobolus were collected from the dung of horses in Ohio and Indiana and cultivated in microcosms until sporangia were produced.
A new species of Sawdonia with notes on the origin of microphyUs and lateral sporangia.
1) They are spherical, unicellular, nonbudding organisms that range from 3 to 30 mm and consist of sporangia with thick, double-layer walls filled with multiple endospores.