fruiting body

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fruit·ing body

A specialized spore-producing structure, especially of a fungus.

fruiting body

(Botany) the part of a fungus in which the spores are produced. Also: fruit body

fruit′ing bod′y

an organ that produces spores.
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Noun1.fruiting body - an organ specialized for producing sporesfruiting body - an organ specialized for producing spores
ascocarp - mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus
acervulus - small asexual fruiting body resembling a cushion or blister consisting of a mat of hyphae that is produced on a host by some fungi
basidiocarp - the fruiting body of a basidiomycete which bears its spores on special cells
aecium - fruiting body of some rust fungi bearing chains of aeciospores
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
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Once mummified, a stalk-like fruiting body emerges from the corpse.
Mushroom is fascinating fleshy fruiting body structure of a fungus belongs to class Basidiomycetes and Ascomycetes (Arora, 1986).
For the uninitiated, a truffle is a tuber, a fruiting body of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus.
Fruiting body (Fig 1) was divided into several sections starting from the substratum and each section was marked as follows: A -soil, B--volva, C--stipe, 10 mm from the substratum, D--stipe, 20 mm from the substratum, E--stipe, 30 mm from the substratum, F--stipe, 40 mm from the substratum, G--stipe, 50 mm from the substratum, H--stipe, 60 mm from the substratum, I-stipe, 70 mm from the substratum, J--pileus at the center of the stipe, K--10 mm away from the center of the pileus, L--20 mm away from the center of the pileus, M--margin of the pileus.
The Pleurotus nebrodensis fruiting body is rich in nutrients, including sub-oleic acid, non-saturated fatty acids, proteins, amino acids and many micro elements such as calcium, zinc and manganese (Alam et al.
However, periodic field inspections after 40 months showed a single fruiting body of a decay fungus on the board at the sun location.
The gills bear spore on their surface), rings or annulus (Annulus is present in the sample of white bottom mushroom), volva (the entire fruiting body is covered by the sac like structure).
The fungus mycelium develops on the surface of the infested timber and usually takes the form of a mushroom-like fruiting body with a cotton wool texture.
Cordyceps militaris, like Cordyceps sinensis, belongs to Ascomycetes and they parasitize insects at the larval stage and gradually grow into fruiting body expanded outside the insect larvae or pupae (Buenz et al.
The typical 'mushroom' as we know it, is a fruiting body that grows from a mycelial mat that is hidden for most of its life within a substrate of soil, leaf litter or dead wood.
Immuno-potentiating effects of the antler-shaped fruiting body of Ganoderma lucidum (Rokkaku-Reishi).