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One of many specialized hollow chambers containing reproductive structures that appear as dark, dotlike bodies on the surface of receptacles in certain algae and fungi.

[Latin conceptāculum, receptacle, from conceptus, past participle of concipere, to conceive; see conceive.]
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(Biology) a flask-shaped cavity containing the reproductive organs in some algae and fungi
[C17: from Latin conceptāculum receptacle, from concipere to receive, conceive]
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Mesophyllum printzianum previously collected from the same location had dense patches of diatoms in grazing refugia beside protruberances or in sunken conceptacle pore-plates (Fig.
Characteristics used for identification included gross morphology; crust texture and thickness; reproductive conceptacle or sori abundance, shape, and size; hypothallus and perithallus cell arrangement and size; and trichocyte field abundance, orientation, and distribution in perithallus.
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Taxonomic features used for identification included type of cell connections (fusions and secondary pits), thallus organization, presence/absence and position of mega cells (trichocytes), and characteristics of the reproductive structures (conceptacles) (Appendix Table A1; Appendix Figs.
Tetrasporangial conceptacles are lateral, hemispherical, 200-340 [micro]m in diam., with one pore.
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