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A motile flagellated asexually produced spore, as of certain algae, oomycetes, and fungi.

zo′o·spor′ic adj.


1. (Biology) an asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella
2. (Biology) one of several spores produced in a saclike body (sporocyst) by some parasitic protozoans
ˌzooˈsporic, zoosporous adj


(ˈzoʊ əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

1. an asexual spore of certain algae or fungi that moves by cilia or flagella, often capable of encysting in adverse conditions.
2. an ameboid or flagellate reproductive form that emerges from the sporocyst in certain protozoans.
zo`o•spor′ic (-ˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-) adj.
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Noun1.zoospore - an asexual spore of some algae and fungi that moves by means of flagella
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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Development of the different stages of vesicle and zoospore formation, cleavage, and release were assessed on colonized grass leaves in water cultures containing Ca++ and Mg++.
Seasonal pattern of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection and mortality in Lithobates areolatus: Affirmation of Vredenburg's "10,000 zoospore rule".
Zoospore equivalents from each swab were estimated by averaging the DNA equivalent from each replicate and multiplying the average by a factor equal to the initial extraction dilution as well as any dilutions after extraction (multiplied by 150-1,500; Sanchez et al.
Ananas comosus Budding, spherical to cells, forming elongate cells, forming pseudomyceliu pseudomyceliu Ananas comosus Zoospore bearing Phytophthora sp flagellate are seen which confirmed homogenous sporangia mortility on the zoospore abundant Citrus sinensis Conidial heads are Aspergillus niger large, globose and dark brown, becoming radiat and splitting into several columns with age.
Three to 4 days after the seed plates were taken from darkness and exposed to light, mass zoospore release occurred.
Zoosporogenesis in Trebouxia-gelatinosa--ultrastructure potential for zoospore release and implications for the lichen association.
Skin near a tadpole's mouth contains keratin, A zoospore (swimming spore, or reproductive body) of the fungus attaches to the developing frog's mouth.
An effective blight programme should have prevented zoospore production in the first place, but this protection needs to extend right through the desiccation process so that the risk of blight is fully covered," advises Andy Leader, principal biologist for Dow AgroSciences.
Deadly zoospore, the infective unit of the water mold, which thrives in cold water, capitalizes on the fragile condition of the fish by latching on and spreading its hyphae on the fish skin.
Lethal effects on survival of zoospore and gametophyte of Eisenia bicyclis exerted by suspended particle and deposited sediment.
Numerous kills were reported in the Chesapeake and North Carolina estuaries through 1998 in association with Pfiesteria-like zoospore concentrations of 600-35,000 cells/mL water (Glasgow 2001).