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A spore formed within an ascus.

as′co·spo′rous (-spôr′əs, ăs-kŏs′pər-əs), as′co·spor′ic (-spôr′ĭk, -spŏr′-) adj.


(Botany) one of the spores (usually eight in number) that are produced in an ascus


(ˈæs kəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

a spore formed within an ascus.
as`co•spor′ic (-ˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-) adj.
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Noun1.ascospore - sexually produced fungal spore formed within an ascusascospore - sexually produced fungal spore formed within an ascus
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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Airborne ascospores of Didymella rabiei as a major primary inoculum for Ascochyta blight epidemics in chickpea crops in southern Spain.
In previous studies, identifications of ascomycetes were based on morphological characters such as mycelia colour, growth pattern, hyphae septate or non-septate, perithecia shape or colour, ascospores arrangement in an ascus etc.
Ophiocordyceps is the largest genus of the family Ophiocordycipitaceae, originally described by PETCH (1931) for species of the Cordyceps, which have septate ascospores (PETCH, 1933; KOBAYASI, 1941; SUNG et al.
Microscopic characters such as colour of mycelia mat, shape of perithecia, arrangements of ascospores in the ascus were observed for morphological identification of isolated fungus.
4 mm broad); a dark green-brown to black epihymenium (KOH+green); and verrucose, brown, two celled, and relatively small (<16 X <7 [micro]m) ascospores (Diederich, 2003, 2004; McMullin et al, 2015).
flavus strains leading to production of ascospores (sexually-produced spores).
Hypha from germinating ascospores or conidia in the mutant ipa are reported (Perkins et al.
salcifolium and four species of the genera Terfezia and Tirmania using ascospores and mycelial cultures obtained from Ascospore germination.
The optimal temperature range for yeast growth is 28[degrees]C to 30[degrees]C, with survival remaining possible up to 37[degrees]C through formation of ascospores (Dengis et al.
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