basidium


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ba·sid·i·um

 (bə-sĭd′ē-əm)
n. pl. ba·sid·i·a (-ē-ə)
A small, specialized club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the tips of minute projections. The basidium is unique to basidiomycetes and distinguishes them from other kinds of fungi.

[bas(i)- + Latin -idium, diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion).]

ba·sid′i·al adj.

basidium

(bæˈsɪdɪəm)
n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(Plants) the structure, produced by basidiomycetous fungi after sexual reproduction, in which spores are formed at the tips of projecting slender stalks
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek basidion; see basis, -ium]
baˈsidial adj

ba•sid•i•um

(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basidium - a small club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the ends of minute projections; unique to basidiomycetes
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
hypobasidium - special cell constituting the base of the basidium in various fungi especially of the order Tremellales
promycelium - the basidium of various fungi
Translations
basidioitiökanta
baside
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(1) Fresh basidiocarp, (2) dried basidiocarp, (3) basidiospores, (4) basidium, (5) cystidium, and (6) generative hyphae.
is a group of basidium fungi which is traditionnaly discriminated on the basis of formal resemblance, including species of wood destroyers, having sessile (or rarer extended) fruit bodies and tube (or labyrinth-like or gill-bearing) hymenophore.
Screening of heterozygous DNA markers in shiitake (Lentinula edodes) using de-dikaryotization via preparation of protoplasts and isolation of four meiotic monokaryons from one basidium. J.