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Any of the four haploid spores borne on the basidium of a basidiomycete. Each spore develops into a mycelium that fuses with another to form a dikaryotic mycelium that typically constitutes the macroscopic stage of the life cycle.

ba·sid′i·o·spo′rous adj.
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(Plants) one of the spores, usually four in number, produced in a basidium
baˌsidioˈsporous adj
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(bəˈsɪd i oʊˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

a spore borne by a basidium.
ba•sid`i•os′por•ous (-ˈɒs pər əs, -əˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-) adj.
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Noun1.basidiospore - a sexually produced fungal spore borne on a basidium
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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Prevalence of airborne basidiospores in three coastal cities of Saudi Arabia.
Morphologically, the taxon is characterized by the presence of a medium to considerably larger pileus with glutinous to viscid surface colored gray-orange to orange white or with paler to white margin; adnate to shallowly adnexed, white, distant lamellae with 2-3 series of lamellulae; globose to subglobose basidiospores measuring 19-25x18-23 [micro]m in diameter; an ixotrichoderm type of pileipellis; well-developed, stalked, pleuro- and cheilocystidia; presence of one- to few-celled caulocystidia with heterogeneous contents; and lignicolous habit.
& Pouzar and groups mushroom species recognized by the presence of attached lamellae and basidiospores that appear angular in face and profile views, with pinkish color in deposit (Baroni, 1981; Singer, 1986; Largent, 1994; Co-David et al., 2009).
Pore surface yellow when young, becomes slightly brown upon bruising; tubes 3-9 mm deep, decurrent to adnate and horizontal, frequent pores, pores angular, large, about 2-3 per mm; Basidiospores 7.5-11.3 x 4-5 um, ellipsoid or oblong, thin walled, guttulate, smooth, hyaline or pale brown in Potassium hydroxide (KOH), inamyloid.
[1] The asexual form is characterised by oval-to-spherical budding yeast cells with a polysaccharide capsule, while the sexual or perfect stage is characterised by the presence of basidiospores. [1] The sexual form has not been described in association with clinical specimens and is observed only during mating.
neoformans infects humans through inhalation of the basidiospores that causes respiratory complications before spreading to the central nervous system (CDC, 2017), and is known to be more aggressive when the immune system is compromised.
Kues, "Bulk isolation of basidiospores from wild mushrooms by electrostatic attraction with low risk of microbial contaminations," AMB Express, vol.
Dos Santos et al., "Protein profile and protein interaction network of Moniliophthora perniciosa basidiospores," BMC Microbiology, vol.
Measurements for basidia, basidiospores and cheilocystidia were made using an ocular micrometer.
This mycosis is acquired by inhalation of basidiospores found in bird excreta and tree detritus.
Basidiospores are generally not as resistant to biocides as mycelia (Morton and French 1966, Schmidt and French 1979, Choi et al.
is a large and heterogeneous assemblage of species in Agaricomycetes, kept together on the basis of generally large sized, smooth basidiospores and constricted basidia, rich in both oil drops and hyphae with conspicuous clamps.