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.
pauciseta-, Zygopleurage zygospore, Sordaria fimicola; Lophotrichus bartlettii, L.
Zygospore production in algal cells grown in NaCl increased as NaCl increased, with the exception of cells grown in 0.