autospore


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autospore

(ˈɔːtəʊˌspɔː)
n
(Botany) a nonmotile algal spore that develops adult characteristics before being released
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As Trebouxia, in common with several other green algal photobionts, is apparently unicellular and autospore forming, carbohydrate release by the cells in the unlichenized state would not necessarily be expected but such a feature may never have been investigated in these green terrestrial algae.