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1. A specialized fungal hypha bearing one or more sporangia.
2. A stalk of a sporangium.


(in a plant or fungus) a structure or stalk that bears one or more sporangia


(spəˈræn dʒi əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr)

a structure bearing sporangia.
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Noun1.sporangiophore - stalk bearing one or more sporangia
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
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Furthermore, sporangiophore dimensions were observed by measuring 50 fresh sporangiophores in physiological water under a light microscope (magnification X400) with 2 replications.
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Lactophenol blue tape preparations revealed globose sporangia with rhizoids directly under unbranched short sporangiophore.
The mycelia appeared multinucleated and non-septate, sporangiophore erect, sporangia globose, shiny white at first then later turning black as spores matured.
Sporangial morphology was examined under a compound microscope and the shape, size, presence or absence of papilla, proliferations and sporangiophore branching recorded.
The characteristic darkening and thickening of the sporangiophore wall below the apophyses that narrows the lumen of the sporangiophore differentiates the genus Apophysomyces from related genera.