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zy·go·spore

 (zī′gə-spôr′, zĭg′ə-)
n.
A thick-walled diploid or multinucleate spore formed by the union of similar gametes in certain fungi and algae.
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zygospore

(ˈzaɪɡəʊˌspɔː; ˈzɪɡ-)
n
(Biology) a thick-walled sexual spore formed from the zygote of some fungi and algae
ˌzygoˈsporic adj
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zy•go•spore

(ˈzaɪ gəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr, ˈzɪg ə-)

n.
a cell formed by fusion of two similar gametes, as in certain algae and fungi.
[1860–65]
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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Cosmarium bromelicola occurred in 18 from a total of 80 samples collected and zygospores were not found.
The Mucorales are characterized by aseptate (coenocytic) hyaline hyphae, sexual reproduction with the formation of zygospores, and asexual reproduction with nonmotile sporangiospores (21).
However, at room temperature, C recurvatus grows faster and produces hyphae, sporangiospores and, occasionally, zygospores. Other features that would not support external and/or laboratory contamination is the 7-month interval between cases, the lack of fungal forms on other Pap tests processed simultaneously, and the use of liquid-based Pap tests from different lots.
Description of zygospores in Tectimyces robustus and clarification on homothallic species within Harpellales.