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ascospore

 [as´ko-spor]
a spore contained or produced in an ascus.

as·co·spore

(as'kō-spōr),
A spore formed within an ascus; the sexual spore of Ascomycetes.
[G. askos, bag, + sporos, seed]

ascospore

a HAPLOID spore resulting from MEIOSIS in the ASCUS within the fruiting body of ASCOMYCETE fungi.

ascospore

the sexual spore of Ascomycetes.
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The ascospores were reddish purple, lenticular, 5-6 x 3-4 [micro]m, and smooth.
quadrilineata are very similar; only the microscopic shape of the ascospores shows subtle differences.
The ascospores are 5-6 [micro]m long as compared to 3-5 [micro]m in S.
Ascospores ellipsoid with a wide septum, 5-8 [micro]m X.
The ascospores have gone and are snug in their protective coats in cracks and crevices in the bark waiting to germinate in autumn.
The ascospores were hyaline, one-celled, and lenticular, with two closely opressed equatorial crests.
They contained hyaline cylindrical asci, 9 x 80-90 [micro]m, with 8 ascospores each (Figure 2c); the latter were globose to ellipsoidal, pale brown, rough walled with age, and 8-9 x 10 [micro]m.