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1. The inner layer of the wall of a spore.
2. An asexual spore developed within a cell, as that formed by some bacteria.


1. (Botany) a small asexual spore produced by some bacteria and algae
2. (Botany) the innermost wall of a spore or pollen grain
endosporous adj


(ˈɛn dəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

1. the inner coat of a spore. Compare intine.
2. a spore formed within a cell of a rod-shaped organism.
en•dos′por•ous (ɛnˈdɒs pər əs) adj.
en•dos′por•ous•ly, adv.
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Noun1.endospore - a small asexual spore that develops inside the cell of some bacteria and algae
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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which have oval structures measuring 20-200pm in diameter containing multiple intracellular endospores observed in HE stain.
sulphurarium (24Mbp), which were isolated from a Kusatsu hot spring in Japan, have four endospores and 16 endospores, respectively.
The colony characteristics of isolate SMK showed pale yellow color, irregular margins and gummy surface while cells were non-motile, endospores former and gram positive rods.
Once in lung tissue, the mold undergoes significant morphological changes to form yeast, maturing into typical, thin-walled spherules, which rupture and release numerous endospores.
Moller and Hederstedt (2006) reviewed the importance of two membrane bounded thiol-disulfide oxidoreductases in efficient production of heat-resistant endospores in B.
subtilis is an attractive platform for the recombinant PA production since it is biologically safe, has a high capacity to extracellular protein secretion, is easy to culture and produces endospores.
Bacillus species offer several advantages over other bacteria for protection against plant pathogens because of their ability to form endospores and the broad-spectrum activity of their antibiotics and there are numerous reports of Bacillus spp.
Objective: Bacterial endospores are the most resistant life-forms on earth and the most important single feature of the genus Clostridium.
seeberi sporangia and endospores are larger than Coccidioides spherules, and its inner sporangial wall stains with mucicarmine stain.
The spherule expands in a four-day period and, by means of cellular division, it produces endospores that are liberated when the spherule breaks, with approximately 800 endospores by spherule (6).
hydrophila is a heterotrophic, gram-negative, rods with rounded ends (bacilli to cocobacilli shape), motile, does not form endospores (Markov et al.
Contamination occurs when endospores enter the body through skin abrasions, inhalation, or ingestion.