dikaryon


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dikaryon

[dī′kar·ē‚än]
(mycology)
Also spelled dicaryon.
A pair of distinct, unfused nuclei in the same cell brought together by union of plus and minus hyphae in certain mycelia.
Mycelium containing dikaryotic cells.
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Single spore isolates were examined for the absence of clamp connections prior to the cross experiments to eliminate possible contamination with dikaryon (presence of clamp connection) isolates (Capelari and Fungaro 2003; Miyazaki et al.
Another significance of DNA pedigree tracking is to identify monokaryons and dikaryons in a short period.
Inoculated plants were uniformly distributed in two of the populations (UNIFORM, [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1A-B OMITTED]) and arranged in three clusters of nine individuals in the two remaining populations (PATCH), one with all three dikaryon types represented within each cluster (MIXED PATCH, [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1C OMITTED]), the other with one dikaryon type per cluster (MONO PATCH, [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1D OMITTED]).
Mating tests demonstrated that nine dikaryons in 16 pairings were formed between four monokaryons showing different mating-types of P.
cornucopiae could produce dikaryons, which usually have the ability to form fruit bodies, the three species can be employed as parental strains for the breeding of P.