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An ascus-bearing structure found in ascomycetous fungi.

as′co·car′pic adj.


(Botany) (in some ascomycetous fungi) a globular structure containing the asci. See apothecium, perithecium


(ˈæs kəˌkɑrp)

(in ascomycetous fungi) the fruiting body bearing the asci.
as`co•carp′ous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascocarp - mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungusascocarp - mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus
ascoma - an ascocarp having the spore-bearing layer of cells (the hymenium) on a broad disklike receptacle
apothecium - a cuplike ascocarp in many lichens and ascomycetous fungi
cleistocarp, cleistothecium - closed spore-bearing structure of some fungi (especially Aspergillaceae and Erysiphaceae) from which spores are released only by decay or disintegration
perithecium - flask-shaped ascocarp
ascomycete, ascomycetous fungus - any fungus of the class Ascomycetes (or subdivision Ascomycota) in which the spores are formed inside an ascus
fruiting body - an organ specialized for producing spores
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Ascocarp comes in multiple colors, red, orange, yellow, brown, black and rarely green or blue.
Morphological features (colony shape and color, and characteristics of the ascocarp, ascomal hairs, ascus and ascospores) also indicated the isolated strain L18 was closely related to Chaetomium globosum.
Philippoussis A, Balis C (1995) Studies on the morphogenesis of sclerotia and subterranean mycelial network of ascocarp in Morchella species.
As the ascocarp develops, the shape of the fungus may change (as seen in the photograph here) depending on its contact with other objects in the environment through which the fruiting body grows.
Ascocarp formation may be stimulated on nutritionally poor media such as cornmeal, potato dextrose agar or plain water agar.
Stichococcus, a genus subaerial unicellular algae, is the photobiont in Staurothele and Endocarpon and forms small rectangular cells within the ascocarp amongst the asci.