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ascoma

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

the fruiting body of an ASCOMYCETE fungus. See ASCUS.
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In many areas of Spain, collectors call the ascocarps of T.
melanosporum brules contain a constant mixture of horizons due to the continuous digging that the harvesters, their dogs, and wildlife engage in to extract the ascocarps.
In his concept of the Pezizales Korf [10] placed those operculate discomycetes that are fimicolous with ascocarps reduced in size and complexity, possessing non-amyloid, with smooth, hyaline ascospores in the Pyronemataceae tribe Theleboleae while Eckblad [8] would treat this taxon at the family level.
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).
Ascocarp morphology and terminal hair ornamentation in thermophilic Chaetomium species.
ampullus may develop two necks rarely more, but this occurs in a very small percentage of ascocarps. The terminal hairs of L.