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A thick-walled spore of the terminal stage of Uredinales and Ustilaginales which is a probosidium or a group of probosidia. Also known as teleutospore.



(also teleutospore), one of the types of spores characteristic of rust fungi. Teliospores are mainly wintering spores. They may be unicellular or multicellular, stalked or stalkless, and free or concresced into styles or crusts. Rust fungi are divided into families and genera on the basis of their type of teliospore. The spores of smut fungi are sometimes called teliospores.

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Inoculation for artificial epidemics: Fresh sporidial suspension derived from Teliospores populations obtained from each one year old sample preliminary considered an isolate, collected from various vicinities was used, and inoculum was prepared according to the method of Bonde et al.
compositarum because the size and the shape of the sori as well as characteristics of the teliospores are similar in both species (comp.
Teliospores ellipsoid, rounded at both ends, dark brown, slightly constricted at the septa, 18-21 x 26-32 um; wall 1-1.
Ustilago violacea is also capable of self-fertilization by conjugation between sporidia from the same teliospore or between adjacent cells of the promycelium (Brefeld, 1883; Harper, 1899; P.
TELIOSPORES 2-celled abundant, sometimes 1-celled, dimorphic, ellipsoid or oblong, golden brown to blackish brown or chestnut, 20-27.
The teliospores appear nearly smooth under the light microscope, but finely verrucose under the scanning electron microscope with refractive granules over the inconspicuous pores (Boerema et al.
In hermaphroditic flowers, the ovary is aborted and the anthers are filled with teliospores rather than pollen.
The adults feed on overwintering teliospores and germinating basidiospores of smut fungi of the genus Anthracoidea and on Carex pollen.
Teliospores 1-2 celled, clavate to ellipsoid, chestnut brown at the apex and cinnamon brown to paler basally, slightly constricted at the septum, two-celled teliospores (15-) 16-20 (-22) x (27-) 30-54 (-60) um; wall 1-1.
Although available tests indicated these samples tested positive for Karnal bunt, we found no bunted--that is, blackened and foul-smelling--wheat seeds, which would indicate the presence of the disease, in any of the samples from which these teliospores were found.
Floral infection occurs when insects that visit diseased flowers deposit fungal teliospores on healthy plants (e.
The rust infects jewelweed in the early spring and summer, when the teliospores produced on primary hosts (various cool-season grasses) come in contact with young jewelweed plants.