dikaryon

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dikaryon

  1. a fungal hypha with two types of nuclei in an unfused state in the same cells, so that cytologically they are n+n. When the nuclei are from different genetic strains the individual or cell is called a HETEROKARYON.
  2. a single animal cell with two nuclei, each from a different species, e.g. mouse and man.
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pulmonarius in addition to those of many other higher Basidiomycetes involves monokaryotic (n) and dikaryotic (n+n) phases.
Table 1 lists fungus isolates and strains used in the decay tests; all were obtained from fruiting body tissue (dikaryotic).
Germination with phragmobasidia; basidial cells mostly conjugate and develop two large, dikaryotic conidia or basidial cells develop basidiospores.
Fruiting and growth rate among dikaryotic progeny of single wild isolates of Schizophyllum commune.
The resulting dikaryotic mycelium causes systemic infection by growing throughout the plant, and newly diseased flowers appear only after fungal mycelia have grown into developing buds (Fisher and Holton 1957).
The determination of dikaryotic growth-rate in the Basiodiomycete, Schizophyllum commune: a biometrical analysis.
While each smut genotype infects only a single plant, e.g., smuts dispersed as diploid spores that later germinate and conjugate with other mating types to form a dikaryotic mycelium that actually infects the host plant (Alexander et al.