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fruit·ing body

A specialized spore-producing structure, especially of a fungus.

fruiting body

(Botany) the part of a fungus in which the spores are produced. Also: fruit body

fruit′ing bod′y

an organ that produces spores.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fruiting body - an organ specialized for producing sporesfruiting body - an organ specialized for producing spores
ascocarp - mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus
acervulus - small asexual fruiting body resembling a cushion or blister consisting of a mat of hyphae that is produced on a host by some fungi
basidiocarp - the fruiting body of a basidiomycete which bears its spores on special cells
aecium - fruiting body of some rust fungi bearing chains of aeciospores
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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Economic yield in g/1000 g packet was recorded by weighing all the fruiting bodies in a packet after removing the lower hard and dirty portion.
Acervuli (small asexual fruiting bodies resembling a cushion or blister consisting of a mat of branching filaments that is produced on a host by some fungi) were only observed forming on grape berries after seven to 10 days of moist incubation.
o sterilisation and removal of fruiting bodies of the fungus o replacement of the affected timber skirting boards and plasterwork o replacement of the timber door and frame.
The common name "turkey tail" comes from the banding pattern on the fruiting bodies that resembles (in miniature, of course) the tail of a strutting turkey.
They are able to colonize and degrade a large variety of lignocellulosic residues, they require shorter growth time when compared to other edible mushrooms, they demand few environmental controls, their fruiting bodies are not very often attacked by diseases and pests and they can be cultivated in a simple and cheap way (Patrabansh and Madan, 1997).
There is still a need for many eyes that can identify the fruiting bodies.
A set of white benches located outside the campus bookstore at the University of British Columbia would fit in with any collection of contemporary furniture made from concrete or sturdy plastic, with one notable difference--depending on the weather, these could one day sprout lovely fruiting bodies from their sides.
In this paper, we describe the dynamic changes in the mineral composition of the fruiting bodies of the wild species of V.
The characteristics of mushroom fruiting bodies have been traditionally used for taxonomic study, although these are significantly affected by cultivation substrate, environmental conditions and genotypes.
The decay process was indicated by the presence of fungal fruiting bodies.
pe results indicated pat pere was no significant effect of removal of leaves and fruiting bodies on infestation of bollworm.
In this present study, both mycelia and fruiting bodies were produced from laboratory cultivation.