heterokaryosis


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heterokaryosis

[‚hed·ə·rō‚kar·ē′ō·səs]
(mycology)
The condition of a bi- or multinucleate cell having nuclei of genetically different kinds.
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Since all isolates with this aconitase phenotype were derived from single ascospores, heterokaryosis or aneuploidy as explanation for multiple gene copies seems unlikely.
Heterokaryosis: its significance in wild homothallic Ascomycetes and fungi imperfecti.
Genetic systems based on heterokaryosis. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 11: 193-201.