homothallic


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homothallic

[‚hä·mə′thal·ik]
(mycology)
Having genetically compatible hyphae and therefore forming zygospores from two branches of the same mycelium.
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Four of the isolates sampled in Makueni contained fragments of both MAT genes (Table 3), indicating the potential for a homothallic existence.
Saccharomyces fragilis is described as a homothallic, hemiascomycetous yeast and production of several enzymes among them beta-galactosidase (Llorente et al., 2000; Dagbagli & Goksungur, 2008).
It is diploid, homothallic, and can reproduce sexually and asexually.
All the species here described belonging to this genus are homothallic, and they have their conidial states in the genus Penicillium.