heterothallic


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heterothallic

[¦hed·ə·rō¦thal·ik]
(botany)
Pertaining to a mycelium with genetically incompatible hyphae, therefore requiring different hyphae to form a zygospore; refers to fungi and some algae.
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a heterothallic haploid yeast from Hawaiian morning glory and associated drosophilids.
Boccas BR (1980) Interspecific croees between closely related heterothallic Phytophthora species.
neoformans occurred with the discovery of a heterothallic, bipolar mating involved in the production of the perfect state for C.
destructans was not found in situ and was not produced in vitro, which suggests that it is a heterothallic species.
Mating pattern within each of these MPs are heterothallic and governed by two alleles at a single mating-type locus.