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.
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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.
Formation of an extracellular lacease by Schizophyllum commune dikaryon