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1. A specialized fungal hypha bearing one or more sporangia.
2. A stalk of a sporangium.


(in a plant or fungus) a structure or stalk that bears one or more sporangia


(spəˈræn dʒi əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr)

a structure bearing sporangia.
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Noun1.sporangiophore - stalk bearing one or more sporangia
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
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capsici, according to the following morphological features: caduceus sporangia with papillae and pedicels longer than 20 pm, formed in sporangiophores in simple sympodia.
The cylindrical strobili of Asterophyllites grandis possess bracts similar to the vegetative leaves, and sporangiophores situated at about middle distance between verticils.
Novotelnova (1966) differentiation between species and forms of this fungus on the basis of minor morphological traits is not convincing when facing the great variability of biometric characters observed even among sporangiophores and sporangia of single isolates of the pathogen (Delanoe 1972).
Isolated fungi were examined by using 10 x and 40 x magnifications on the microscope to identify hyphae, sporangia, sporangiophores, conidia, conidiophores and some other morphological characters including growth pattern, colony texture and growth rate of the colonies onPDA(Promputthaetal.
The genus Rhizopus is characterized by rapid production of white fluffy colonies which turn brownish to black with time due to the presence of pigmented sporangiophores and sporangia (5).
halstedii isolates in sunflower plants showing different levels of qualitative and quantitative resistance (ii) to determine the extent of variation on the zoosporangia and sporangiophores morphology; and (iii) to analyze the genetic relationships between 35 isolates by using 12 EST-derived markers.