- a cell formed by fusion of two similar gametes, as in certain algae and fungi.
Origin of zygospore
Examples from the Web for zygospore
Historical Examples of zygospore
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
- 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.