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An ascus-bearing structure found in ascomycetous fungi.

as′co·car′pic adj.
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(Botany) (in some ascomycetous fungi) a globular structure containing the asci. See apothecium, perithecium
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(ˈæs kəˌkɑrp)

(in ascomycetous fungi) the fruiting body bearing the asci.
as`co•carp′ous, adj.
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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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Conidiospores, coronate ascocarp, ascospores, 4-celled ascospores, 8-celled ascospores, transmission of endophyte from host to its offspring were observed under phase contrast and light microscopes.
Temporal changes of bacterial communities in the Tuber melanosporum ectomycorhizosphere during ascocarp development.
Heterothallism and development of the ascocarp. Mycologia.
During sexual reproduction, Ascomycetes will typically produce a large number of asci where it often contained in multicellular fruiting structure, ascocarp. 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.
(2006, 2007a, 2007b) report that the annual ascocarp production of Tuber melanosporum increases with the size of the brule, which explains 38% of the variance in its productivity; they also indicate that a high content of active carbonate (calcium carbonate extractable with ammonium oxalate) accounts for up to 51% of the variance in T.