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An ascus-bearing structure found in ascomycetous fungi.

as′co·car′pic adj.


(Botany) (in some ascomycetous fungi) a globular structure containing the asci. See apothecium, perithecium


(ˈæs kəˌkɑrp)

(in ascomycetous fungi) the fruiting body bearing the asci.
as`co•carp′ous, adj.
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Noun1.ascocarp - mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungusascocarp - mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus
ascoma - an ascocarp having the spore-bearing layer of cells (the hymenium) on a broad disklike receptacle
apothecium - a cuplike ascocarp in many lichens and ascomycetous fungi
cleistocarp, cleistothecium - closed spore-bearing structure of some fungi (especially Aspergillaceae and Erysiphaceae) from which spores are released only by decay or disintegration
perithecium - flask-shaped ascocarp
ascomycete, ascomycetous fungus - any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascus
fruiting body - an organ specialized for producing spores
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Ascomycetes that have mycelia characteristically produce fruiting bodies called ascocarps (Barr, 2001).
Emergence of morel (Morchella) and pixie cup (Geopyxis carbonaria) ascocarps in response to the intensity of forest floor combustion during a wildfrre.
flavus where undeveloped stromata (sexual structure) were found in naturally infected maize ears and developed to ascocarps with viable ascospores [26].
colour, exudates produced, growth of the colony), sporulating structures (conidial head, types of conidiogenous cells, arrangement of conidia, sporangial head, types of spores, pycnidia, accervuli, sporodochia, ascocarps etc.) were recorded and identified by following various manuals and monographs
This ascomycete produces thin, brilliant orange ascocarps (the fruiting body of the fungus) that resemble orange peels that stand out in the drab colors of autumn and give the fungus its name.