sporangium


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spo·ran·gi·um

 (spə-răn′jē-əm)
n. pl. spo·ran·gi·a (-jē-ə)
A single-celled or many-celled structure in which spores are produced, especially in fungi, algae, mosses, and ferns. Also called spore case.

[New Latin sporangīum : spor(o)- + Greek angeion, vessel; see angio-.]

spo·ran′gi·al (-jē-əl) adj.

sporangium

(spəˈrændʒɪəm)
n, pl -gia (-dʒɪə)
(Biology) any organ, esp in fungi, in which asexual spores are produced
[C19: from New Latin, from sporo- + Greek angeion receptacle]
spoˈrangial adj

spo•ran•gi•um

(spəˈræn dʒi əm)

n., pl. -gi•a (-dʒi ə)
the case or sac in which spores are produced.
[1815–25; < New Latin, =spor- spor- + Greek angeîon vessel]
spo•ran′gi•al, adj.

spo·ran·gi·um

(spə-răn′jē-əm)
Plural sporangia
A plant cell or structure in which spores are produced. Ferns, fungi, mosses, and algae release spores from sporangia.

sporangium

A structure in which spores are produced and stored.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sporangium - organ containing or producing sporessporangium - organ containing or producing spores
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
macrosporangium, megasporangium - a plant structure that produces megaspores
microsporangium - a plant structure that produces microspores
eusporangium - a sporangium that arises from a group of epidermal cells
leptosporangium - a sporangium formed from a single epidermal cell; characteristic of the Filicales or of almost all modern ferns
tetrasporangium - a sporangium containing four asexual spores
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In series, the pathogen sporangium or zoospore has to be formed followed by cyst formation, then germination of the cyst/spore to form appressorium which, enhances penetration unto host and infection vesicle, then intercellular hyphal growth and haustorium formation and initiation of sporulation (Huitema et al., 2004; Nowicki et al., 2013).
stolonifer revealed its hyphae to be very complex, branched, multi-nucleated and lack segmentation, presence of well-developed rhizoids, unbranched sporangium supported by stalk and zygospore's formation further helped in identification of the fungus.
These temperatures are favorable for growth and sporangium production in a wide range of Phytophthora species (Erwin and Ribeiro 1996).
In the second assay, the effect of adding glycerol at concentrations of 0.25, 0.5 and 1.0% (w / v) into the staining solutions (1, 3 and 5%) for staining sporangium of A.
Both the mosquitocidal bacterial isolates were found to be gram-positive, aerobic, motile, rod-shaped bacteria with terminal spherical sporangium. Table 3 summarizes results of the morphological and biochemical tests performed.
Amidase is the enzyme that breaks down the cell wall structure of the sporangium, which exposes the crystal proteins to UV light neutralizing them.
Meeting the likes of lively teen Addi and a tiny detective, Vaughnathan Valona, these Valorous Smalls embark on a quest to save Joel-Brock's family, who, they discover, have been kidnapped and held prisoner in the labyrinthine Sporangium deep below the Big Box Bonanza.
R seeberi has not been definitively cultured but is thought to be a blue-green algae, with the infectious agent being a thick-walled sporangium containing endospores.
The number of spores per sporangium was of 64 in all cases.
calyptra In mosses, a thin membrane protecting the developing sporophyte and forming a hood over the sporangium (structure containing spores).
* Comments: According to Martin and Alexopoulos (1969) this species can appear in the form of a pedicellated sporangium and of a plasmodiocarp.