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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(13) Fresh basidiocarp, (14) dried basidiocarp, (15) basidiospores, (16) basidium, (17) cystidium, (18) echinocyst, and (19) generative hyphae.
(20) Fresh basidiocarp, (21) dried basidiocarp, (22) basidiospores, (23) basidium, (24) cystidium, (25) generative hyphae, (26) photomicrographs showing basidiospores and generative hyphae, and (27) photomicrographs showing cystidium and generative hyphae.
Germination with phragmobasidia; often two-celled parts of the basidia separate from the rest of the basidium, and plasma left in the teliospore germinates again; basidial cells develop basidiospores or hyphae.