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ascocarp

[′as·kə‚kärp]
(mycology)
The mature fruiting body bearing asci with ascospores in higher Ascomycetes.
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Morphological features (colony shape and color, and characteristics of the ascocarp, ascomal hairs, ascus and ascospores) also indicated the isolated strain L18 was closely related to Chaetomium globosum.
The most common morphologic feature of this form is the formation of brown-black ascocarps. Ascocarps are fruiting bodies that consist of very tightly interwoven hyphae and asci.
The simultaneous production of ascocarps in various truffle species can be observed within the same brule; these truffles are distributed within the space of the brule in a clearly defined manner.
According to Jeng and Korf [9], the ascocarps are likewise lightly coloured, the peridium is composed of texture globulosa to angularis like the excipulum in species of Coprotus and the ascospores at maturity are hyaline with a conspicuous de Bary bubble.
After [approximately equal to] 3 weeks of incubation, purple ascocarps formed, surrounded by characteristic hulle cells.
Adult flies were reared from 87 different fungal collections (basidiocarps or ascocarps = "mushrooms").