teliospore


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te·li·o·spore

 (tē′lē-ə-spôr′)
n.
A thick-walled, dikaryotic, often overwintering spore of most rust and smut fungi, which germinates to form a basidium.

teliospore

(ˈtiːlɪəˌspɔː)
n
(Botany) any of the dark noninfective spores that are produced in each telium of the rust fungi and remain dormant during the winter. Also called: teleutospore
[C20: from telium + spore]

te•li•o•spore

(ˈti li əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr, ˈtɛl i-)

n.
a thick spore that develops in the telium of a rust or smut fungus during the fall and germinates the following spring.
[1870–75; telio- (comb. form of telium) + -spore]
te`li•o•spor′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teliospore - a chlamydospore that develops in the last stage of the life cycle of the rust fungusteliospore - a chlamydospore that develops in the last stage of the life cycle of the rust fungus
chlamydospore - thick-walled asexual resting spore of certain fungi and algae
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They eventually hijack the plants' reproductive systems, forming galls which darken and burst, releasing fungal teliospores which infect other plants nearby.
Two types are found on daylilies in the United States and Costa Rica: urediniospores and teliospores.