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 (zī′gə-spôr′, zĭg′ə-)
A thick-walled diploid or multinucleate spore formed by the union of similar gametes in certain fungi and algae.
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(ˈzaɪɡəʊˌspɔː; ˈzɪɡ-)
(Biology) a thick-walled sexual spore formed from the zygote of some fungi and algae
ˌzygoˈsporic adj
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(ˈzaɪ gəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr, ˈzɪg ə-)

a cell formed by fusion of two similar gametes, as in certain algae and fungi.
zy`go•spor′ic (-ˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-) adj.
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Noun1.zygospore - a plant spore formed by two similar sexual cellszygospore - a plant spore formed by two similar sexual cells
spore - a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion; "a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes"
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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.
zygospore: Thick-walled, resistant spore resulting from a zygote.
pauciseta-, Zygopleurage zygospore, Sordaria fimicola; Lophotrichus bartlettii, L.
Zygospore production in algal cells grown in NaCl increased as NaCl increased, with the exception of cells grown in 0.1 ppt NaCl.
A pair of gametes will fuse spontaneously to produce a diploid zygospore. which is a resistant, resting stage.
'Species' identification clearly depends on its external cell morphology and, somewhat occasionally, also on the plastid characteristics and the zygospore morphology (Brook, 1981).