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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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Allen (1905) observed differences in chromosome compaction between the first two divisions of Coleochaete zygospores and interpreted these divisions as meiosis I and meiosis II.
Increases in the number of zygospores with corresponding reductions of vegetative cells indicated that both salts promoted sexuality and persistence of C.
A pair of gametes will fuse spontaneously to produce a diploid zygospore. which is a resistant, resting stage.
Histopathologic examination showed extensive inflammation, granulomas with eosinophils and numerous fungal hyphae, and zygospores surrounded by eosinophilic material called the Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon.