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(Biology) a reproductive body in red algae, developed after fertilization and consisting of filaments bearing carpospores
ˌcystoˈcarpic adj


(ˈsɪs təˌkɑrp)

the mass of carpospores formed in red algae as a result of fertilization.
cys`to•car′pic, adj.
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To assure that no host DNA was coextracted with that of the parasite, parasite DNA was isolated from parasite spores released from the thallus, or from parasite gonimoblast tissue (tissue contained within the vegetative pericarp of the cystocarp, the site of 2N spore formation).
After one month, all female gametophytes (both hosts and parasite) with apparent cystocarps were isolated into separate culture dishes and incubated until spores were released.