basidium

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basidium

[bə′sid·ē·əm]
(mycology)
A cell, usually terminal, occurring in Basidiomycetes and producing spores (basidiospores) by nuclear fusion followed by meiosis.
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Germination with phragmobasidia; basidial cells often conjugate; dikaryotic cells grow with hyphae elaborating elongated dikaryotic blastoconidia.
Germination with holobasidia carrying apically few sessile basidiospores; basidiospores and basidial cell conjugate and develop sickle-shaped and filiform conidia.
5 [micron]m, con esterigmas muy delgados, filiformes, 4 - 5 [micron]m de largo, en cada celula basidial cerca del septo con la celula siguiente, excepto en la ultima celula (apical) en cuyo caso los esterigmas son apicales.