[zahy-guh-spawr, -spohr, zig-uh-]
- a cell formed by fusion of two similar gametes, as in certain algae and fungi.
Origin of zygospore
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The product of the union of two zygoblasts is termed a zygospore.
During all these changes, while the zygospore enlarges, the wall of the arcuate cells becomes coloured brown.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses
Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
The zygospore thus formed germinates after a long period and forms a new filament of cells.
- a thick-walled sexual spore formed from the zygote of some fungi and algae
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- A large, multinucleate spore formed by union of isogametes (gametes that are not distinguished by size and structure), as in certain algae or fungi. A zygospore develops thick, resistant walls and enters a period of dormancy before germinating.
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