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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52 had no appreciable effect on zygospore production in cultures containing NaCl or [MgCl.
The decline in total growth was due mainly to a decrease in vegetative cells with a corresponding increase in zygospores as salinity increased.
Histopathologic examination showed extensive inflammation, granulomas with eosinophils and numerous fungal hyphae, and zygospores surrounded by eosinophilic material called the Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon.