ascocarp


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ascoma

(as-kō'mă),
In fungi, a structure comtaining an ascus or asci (pl.).
Synonym(s): ascocarp

ascocarp

the fruiting body of an ASCOMYCETE fungus. See ASCUS.
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Garcia-Montero LG, Casermeiro MA, Hernando I, Hernando J (2007a) Effect of active carbonate, exchangeable calcium, and stoniness of soil on Tuber melanosporum ascocarp production.
This genus is characterized by superficial ascomata usually covered with hairs or setae (6); membranaceous peridium, consisting of several pseudoparenchymatous layers; asci that are clavate or fusiform (with biseriately arranged ascospores) or sometimes cylindrical (with uniseriately arranged ascospores), thin-walled, evanescent and without apical structures; scarce paraphyses that disappear before ascocarps mature (7); ascospores that are brown or gray-brown (never opaque or black), one celled, with one or sometimes two germ pores, and exuding as a dark, black, sticky mass (8).
flavus where undeveloped stromata (sexual structure) were found in naturally infected maize ears and developed to ascocarps with viable ascospores [26].
colour, exudates produced, growth of the colony), sporulating structures (conidial head, types of conidiogenous cells, arrangement of conidia, sporangial head, types of spores, pycnidia, accervuli, sporodochia, ascocarps etc.
According to Jeng and Korf [9], the ascocarps are likewise lightly coloured, the peridium is composed of texture globulosa to angularis like the excipulum in species of Coprotus and the ascospores at maturity are hyaline with a conspicuous de Bary bubble.
After [approximately equal to] 3 weeks of incubation, purple ascocarps formed, surrounded by characteristic hulle cells.