carpospore


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Related to carpospore: carpogonium, monospore, tetraspores

carpospore

[′kär·pə‚spȯr]
(botany)
In red algae, a diploid spore produced terminally by a gonimoblast, giving rise to the diploid tetrasporic plant.
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Factors affecting sporulation of Gracilaria cornea (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) carpospores from Yucatan, Mexico.
Low viability of both carpospores (either apomictic or sexually produced) and tetraspores may underlie the poor recruitment of M.
After two months, all were fixed in a modified Karnofsky's fixative and examined in squash-preparation to determine whether carpospores resulted from the crosses or if fertilization merely resulted in pericarp formation without the formation of spores (Goff and Zuccarello 1994).