sporophore


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spo·ro·phore

(spō'rō-fōr),
Any specialized hyphas in fungi that give rise to spores.
[sporo- + G. phoros, bearing]

sporophore

(spôr′ə-fôr′)
n.
A spore-bearing structure, especially in fungi.

sporophore

[spôr′əfôr]
Etymology: Gk, sporos + pherein, to bear
the part of an organism that produces spores.

sporophore

any fungal structure that produces SPORES.
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This study was designed to investigate the effect of using different substrates, especially farm waste products in the cultivation and yield of Pleurotus tuberregium (King tuber oyster mushroom) sporophores and sclerotia.
tuberregium to produce sporophores and sclerotia in column bags in a tropical environment; investigate the effects of different substrates used to supplement sawdust on the yield of sporophores and sclerotia; and investigate the relationship between various substrates and the nutritional content of P.
Influence of the depth of the casing layer on the water extraction from casing soil and substrate by the sporophores, on the yield and on the dry matter content of the fruit bodies of the first three flushes of the cultivated mushroom Agaricus bisporus, Sci.
Approximately 25 % of the fresh sporophores of each fungus species was removed from the incubated sample, air-dried at 35 [degrees]C, labelled and deposited in the Herbarium of the Tartu University (TU).
Beneath his coat, projecting from his body as if from a dead log of wood, was a finely layered, opulently colored vest of the silky and almost translucent fruit-bodies, the beautiful white anastomosing sporophores, the blood-red fructifications, the edible glutinous cuticles, the greenish gills, the fine radial striations, hymenial surfaces and thin-walled hyphae of macrofungi, of mushrooms.
Sphagnum Peat Mushroom Casing Soils: Composition, Function and Microbiology by Naveen Chikthimmah, Robert Beelman and Luke LaBorde explains the purpose of the casing layer - retention of irrigation water and initiation of the sporophores.