zygospore


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zygospore

[′zī·gə‚spȯr]
(botany)
A thick-walled cell or resting spore that results from the fusion of similar reproductive cells, especially in organisms that reproduce by conjugation.
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This inverse relationship between oxygen evolution and zygospore production was not distinctly demonstrated in cultures grown at various levels of Mg[Cl.
Three pairs of sibling lines were established by crossing three pairs of strains, isolating a single random zygospore from each cross and then randomly isolating a single [mt.
They are the zygospores, coenobiums and colonies of Chlorophyta (Cross et al.
The mold's structural elements include both hyphae and zygospores.