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Plural of basidium.
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(bəˈsɪd i əm)

n., pl. -sid•i•a (-ˈsɪd i ə)
a special form of sporophore, characteristic of basidiomycetous fungi, on which the sexual spores are borne at the tips of slender projections.
[1855–60; bas (is) + -idium]
ba•sid′i•al, adj.
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For effective results, various stains (lactophenol and cotton blue, Melzer's reagent, congo red, etc.) were used to visualize different cellular structures such as hyphae, basidia, and spores.
Basidia 23-33 x 6.5-7.5 [mu]m, clavate, tetrasporic, rarely mono- or bisporic, hyaline (Fig.
Measurements for basidia, basidiospores and cheilocystidia were made using an ocular micrometer.
is a large and heterogeneous assemblage of species in Agaricomycetes, kept together on the basis of generally large sized, smooth basidiospores and constricted basidia, rich in both oil drops and hyphae with conspicuous clamps.
The basidia were cylindrical 42 x 4 [micro]m in size with 3 transverse septa.
Taxonomy and phylogeny of yellow Clavaria species with clamped basidia - Flavostellifera sp.
Also, the similar microscopic features, notably spore and basidia shape and size, adds weight to the conclusion that the two species may be part of a complex (Table 1).
Basidia (13-)(15-)(20-)22-29 x (4-) (5-) 6-7 [micro]m, 4-spored, clavate or subvesiculose-subcylindric, with a middle constriction, hyaline.
Segundo BEDENDO (1995), os basidiosporos sao ovalados, unicelulares, uninucleados, hialinos, normalmente nao existem ornamentacoes e sao produzidos a partir da germinacao dos teliosporos, os quais dao origem a um pro-micelio (tubo germinativo) que se diferencia numa basidia. No caso da familia Tilletiaceae, a basidia e asseptada, e os basidiosporos sao formados em tufos, situados na extremidade da basidia.