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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.

conceptacle

the cavity which contains the sex organs in some species of brown algae, e.g. Fucus.
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In the present study, the effect of grazing refuges was clearly visible on some specimens of the fruticose Mesophyllum printzianum, where pockets of diatoms proliferated in the narrow gaps between protruberances or the sunken pore plates of conceptacles (Fig.
Fucoid algae release male and female gametangia (antheridia and oogonia) through multicellular pores to the surface of the alga from spherical, subepidermal conceptacles present throughout the reproductive tissue (receptacles, Fritsch 1945).

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