ascocarp


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ascocarp

[′as·kə‚kärp]
(mycology)
The mature fruiting body bearing asci with ascospores in higher Ascomycetes.
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2006, 2007a, 2007b) report that the annual ascocarp production of Tuber melanosporum increases with the size of the brule, which explains 38% of the variance in its productivity; they also indicate that a high content of active carbonate (calcium carbonate extractable with ammonium oxalate) accounts for up to 51% of the variance in T.
After [approximately equal to] 3 weeks of incubation, purple ascocarps formed, surrounded by characteristic hulle cells.