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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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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.
Sporangiophores were irregularly branched singly or in a loose sympodium with a swelling at the point of branching.
elegans closely resembles Absidia species in producing pyriform, apophyseal, multispored sporangia on sporangiophores which arise on stolons but typically not opposite rhizoids (Fig.