zygospore


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Related to zygospore: basidium, conidiophore, Basidiospores

zy·go·spore

 (zī′gə-spôr′, zĭg′ə-)
n.
A thick-walled diploid or multinucleate spore formed by the union of similar gametes in certain fungi and algae.

zygospore

(ˈzaɪɡəʊˌspɔː; ˈzɪɡ-)
n
(Biology) a thick-walled sexual spore formed from the zygote of some fungi and algae
ˌzygoˈsporic adj

zy•go•spore

(ˈzaɪ gəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr, ˈzɪg ə-)

n.
a cell formed by fusion of two similar gametes, as in certain algae and fungi.
[1860–65]
zy`go•spor′ic (-ˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zygospore - a plant spore formed by two similar sexual cellszygospore - a plant spore formed by two similar sexual cells
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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Allen, therefore, identified the first two divisions of the zygospore as the heterotypic and homotypic divisions of chromosome reduction (i.
Zygospore production in algal cells grown in NaCl increased as NaCl increased, with the exception of cells grown in 0.
However, at room temperature, C recurvatus grows faster and produces hyphae, sporangiospores and, occasionally, zygospores.