promycelium


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promycelium

(ˌprəʊmaɪˈsiːlɪəm)
n, pl -lia (-lɪə)
(Botany) botany a short tubular outgrowth from certain germinating fungal spores that produces spores itself and then dies
[C19: New Latin from pro-1 + mycelium]
ˌpromyˈcelial adj
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Noun1.promycelium - the basidium of various fungi
basidium - a small club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the ends of minute projections; unique to basidiomycetes
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The process of spore germination is one germ tube producing one promycelium. The promycelia were found and began to detach at 12 h.
scitamineum was as follows: teliospores germinate, germ tube, promycelium, basidiospore, and microspore, which was similar to the observation of mycelial growth process of Sporisorium reilianum in maize seedling by Zhang et al.
The infection begins when teliospores germinate, undergo meiosis, and produce a short promycelium which buds off yeast-like haploid sporidia.