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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All the species here described belonging to this genus are homothallic, and they have their conidial states in the genus Penicillium.
These difficulties could be overcome by using homothallic or heterothallic strains in mixedmating type cultures, marking them so that the frequencies of different types in mixed populations can be followed through time.
The causal agent is Plasmopara halstedii, an obligate biotroph oomycete from the Peronosporaceae family, diploid, homothallic, and can reproduce sexually and asexually.