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 (dī-kăr′ē-ŏn′, -ən)
A hypha occurring in certain fungi after sexual reproduction in which each compartment contains two nuclei, one from each parent.

[di- + Greek karuon, nut, kernel; see karyo-.]

di·kar′y·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Growth, nutrition and response to water stress of Pinus pinaster inoculated with ten dikaryotic strains of Pisolithus sp.
Genetic study on indole-3-acetic acid production by ectomycorrhizal Hebeloma species: inter- and intraspecific variability in homo- and dikaryotic mycelia.
However, in the EZPP (Figures 1(e1) and 1(e2)), EZPT group (Figures 1(f1) and 1(f2)), and RAPA group (Figures 1(g1) and 1(g2)), microscopic observation showed central vein hyperemia, fewer hepatocyte necrosis, several hepatocyte fatty degeneration and/or edema, and irregular newborn hepatocytes as dikaryotic or unequal-sized liver cells.
Molitoris, Enzyme activities of monokaryotic and dikaryotic strains of the marine Basidiomycete Nia vibrissa.
Moreover the dikaryotic isolates were able to produce double-banded PCR product and the monokaryons create only one unique amplicon.
Before infection can occur, the smuts need to undergo a successful mating to form dikaryotic hyphae (two haploid cells fuse to form a dikaryon).
Genetically compatible monoucleate hyphae fuse through palsmogamy (hyphal fusion) to produce dikaryotic hyphae.