ascospore


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ascospore

[′as·kə‚spȯr]
(mycology)
An asexual spore representing the final product of the sexual process, borne on an ascus in Ascomycetes.
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In the early spring, when ascospore release is the most likely inoculum.
nidulans in clinical microbiology laboratories is commonly based on the characteristic microscopic morphology, the production of hulle cells, or the production of ascospores.
Fifty microconidia, macroconidia or chlamydospores were measured in each monoconidial culture, while in each monoascosporic isolate 50 macroconidia, 25 perithecia, and 50 ascospores were measured.
However, the mode of transmission could be uncoupled from that of reproduction, for example by loss of ascospore formation but maintenance of horizontal transmission by conidia.
aestivum, produce ascomata with a basal cavity and, in others, the relative amount of phenoliccomponents is rather high"; 3) about ascospore shape, Riousset et al.
The first stage of the disease can overwinter either as cleistothecia are fruiting bodies that produce ascospores.
coprophilum Pathak and Agrawal, asci globose, smoth walled, 4 spored, 32-56 x 7,4-14 pm young ascospore greyish yellow in colour at maturity turning amber in colour, lenticular, with an equatorial germ slit 19,95-28 x 13,3 [micro]m.
The ascospores were hyaline, one-celled, and lenticular, with two closely opressed equatorial crests.
The fungus can spread both contagiously via ascospores and maternally through vegetative growth of the fungus from the maternal plant into cleistogamous seeds.
It is characterized by its muriform, brown to reddish brown or yellowish or yellowish brown ascospores, with one to several longitudinal septa, ovoid to ellipsoid-fusoid, usually constricted at the first-formed septa.
Inhibition of Cladonia cristatella and Sordaria fimicola ascospore germination by lichen acids.
The precise classification can be made by using morphological characteristics of the cell, ascospore and colony.