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conceptacle

(kən-sĕp′tə-kəl)
n.
One of many specialized hollow chambers containing reproductive structures that appear as dark, dotlike bodies on the surface of receptacles in certain algae and fungi.
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conceptacle

the cavity which contains the sex organs in some species of brown algae, e.g. Fucus.
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We did not count the number of spores within the conceptacles; however, the presence of healthy, reproductive structures suggests that the alga is able to produce spores with potential to settle and recruit onto the experimental panels, as suggested for a number of macroalgal species (Santelices, 1990).
Thick crust, clearly Cell fusions lobed margin and granular texture Hydrolithon boreale Very thin crust (one Cell fusions cell layer thick), margin lobed and branched Unknown 1 (mix of Very small (area <10 Cell fusions crusts smaller than [mm.sup.2]) and 10 [mm.sup.2]) crust one cell thick Unknown 2 (mix of Crust one cell thick Cell fusions crusts bigger than with area > 10 10 [mm.sup.2]) [mm.sup.2] Taxa Trichocytes Conceptacles Pneophyllum sp.
Tetrasporangial conceptacles hemispherical, 50 [micro]m in diam., with a central pore.
Tetrasporangial conceptacles 150-250 [micro]m in diam., with a central apical pore.
Mesophyllum printzianum previously collected from the same location had dense patches of diatoms in grazing refugia beside protruberances or in sunken conceptacle pore-plates (Fig.
The number of conceptacles, total number of oogonia, and the number of mature oogonia were determined from 10 to 12 sections ([approximately]0.5 mm) per receptacle.

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