auxospore


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auxospore

[′ȯk·sə‚spȯr]
(invertebrate zoology)
A reproductive cell in diatoms formed in association with rejuvenescence by the union of two cells that have diminished in size through repeated divisions.
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costatum observed in August 2006 could be ressuspension of auxospores and resting stages (Harris et al.
costatum, also a "mixer", was observed in high densities during August 2006 (austral winter) linked to strong N-NE winds, contrary to what has been previously reported, and suggesting an alteration in the temporal patterns of these species blooms, or the existence of local mechanisms for resuspension of resting stages and auxospores.