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 infection begins when teliospores germinate, undergo meiosis, and produce a short promycelium which buds off yeast-like haploid sporidia.
Ustilago violacea is also capable of self-fertilization by conjugation between sporidia from the same teliospore or between adjacent cells of the promycelium (Brefeld, 1883; Harper, 1899; P.