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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Two individuals carrying opposite mating types (namely A1 and A2) are needed instead by outcrossing, heterothallic species.
In our study, most of the isolates from Makueni were either MAT1-1 or MAT1-2, indicating that they are likely heterothallic. Four of the isolates sampled in Makueni contained fragments of both MAT genes (Table 3), indicating the potential for a homothallic existence.
nov., 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.