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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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Mean sporangiophore length was the highest in DU1767M3 isolate (800.0 [micro]m).
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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.
For fungal characterization, mycelium stained with cotton blue-in-Lactophenol was examined under microscope for the following: Nature of Conidia shape, sporangiophore, Anthrospores, spore head, rhizoid and hyphae (septate or non septate).
The features that are most useful for distinguishing among Mucorales are the presence of the rhizoids, the shape of sporangium, the length of sporangiophore, and the shape of columella, the presence or absence of apophysis and collarette, and the organization and branching of stolons (3-12).
The organism was presumptively identified as Rhizopus species based on the morphology of sporangiophore and sporangia.