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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Thus, it was concluded that these strains will serve as targets for further study to develop a Bt strain that does not break down the sporangium.
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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).
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.
terreus Shape of sporangium Globuse Round Spores shape on Abundant aerial Abundant aerial myecelia mycelia, round sphore mycelia, sphore are are round round Structure of hyphae Long hyphae, septate Long hyphae, septate Colony colour Brown surface, light Brown surface with brown reverse outside white ring, tan reverse Colony texture Flat and easy to form Flat, cottony and new colony velvety Isolated fungi Characteristics CO1 strain of A.
Microscopically, demonstration of endospores of 5-10 [micro]m and sporangium of 50-1000 [micro]m in the cytological smears clinches the diagnosis.
Each protoplast within the Chlorochytrium sporangium identified in this collection has a rigid cell wall and a net-like chloroplast with numerous pyrenoids, typical of the gross cytology of cells of the filamentous stage of this species.
Schneider (2004), however, pointed out that Bucher & Norris (1995) depicted elongated outer cortical cells and more than one sporangium per whorl-branchlet in their material, features that are in conflict with Saenger & Wollaston's (1982) original description of this species.