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Any of the four haploid spores borne on the basidium of a basidiomycete. Each spore develops into a mycelium that fuses with another to form a dikaryotic mycelium that typically constitutes the macroscopic stage of the life cycle.

ba·sid′i·o·spo′rous adj.


(Plants) one of the spores, usually four in number, produced in a basidium
baˌsidioˈsporous adj


(bəˈsɪd i oʊˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

a spore borne by a basidium.
ba•sid`i•os′por•ous (-ˈɒs pər əs, -əˈspɔr əs, -ˈspoʊr-) adj.
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Noun1.basidiospore - a sexually produced fungal spore borne on a basidium
spore - a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion; "a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes"
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Since there was good consistency in the results obtained in two trials, it would appear that environmental differences were of little importance, possibly because the susceptible host stage and basidiospore dispersal coincided well in both trials.
The traditional taxonomy of Ganoderma is based on its morphological traits, such as front cap color with a lacquer-like sheen, color of context, crust structure, basidiospore ornamentation and etc.
galerinoides by the virtue of similar basidiomata, basidiospore shape and presence of pseudocystidia, but differs in the larger pileus (15-30 mm diam.) and stipe (35-57 x 3-3.5 mm), presence of white pruina over stipe surface, larger basidiospores (6.8-8.1 x 4.7-6.8 [mu]m), and incrusted hyphae of stipe trama (Henkel et al., 2010).
Development of Pisolithus tinctorius ectomycorrhizae on pine seedlings using basidiospore encapsulated seeds.
Reyes, "Optimal growth conditions for basidiospore germination and morphogenesis of Philippine wild strain of Lentinus tigrinus (Bull.) Fr.," Mycosphere, vol.
(1997) also given a description for American collection of this species which has slightly smaller basidiospore size of Pakistani collection.
Conditions for basidiospore production in the brown rot fungus Gloeophyllum sepiarium in axenic culture.
which is considered infectious and found in environment as dessicated yeast cell or basidiospore (Sorrell, 2001).
neoformans because of differences in basidiospore morphology, environmental niches, morphologic features in vivo, limited molecular identity (55%-61% relatedness of DNA), multiple gene genealogies, unique random amplified polymorphic DNA typing patterns, and inefficient cross-species mating with the production of sterile progeny and no recombination (9).
The presence of a brown pileus, the basidiospore features and the presence of cauloleptocystidia remind those of S.