Dikaryon - definition of dikaryon by The Free Dictionary
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di·kar·y·on (dī-kăr′ē-ŏn′, -ən)
A hypha occurring in certain fungi after sexual reproduction in which each compartment contains two nuclei, one from each parent.
+ Greek karuon
, nut, kernel
; see karyo-
di·kar′y·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
References in periodicals archive
Keywords: Mating type monokaryon dikaryon
molecular marker oyster mushroom.
Formation of an extracellular lacease by Schizophyllum commune dikaryon
This was done due to the ability of monocaryotic hyphae of some fungi to fuse (anastomose) and exchange genetic material following contact with another monokaryon or dikaryon
of the same species (Rayner and Boddy 1988, Ainsworth and Rayner 1989, Beeching et al.
colonies produced off-white aerial mycelium as a thin haze.
The infective stage of the fungus is a dikaryon
that is formed when haploid sporidia of opposite mating-type conjugate.