sporotheca

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spo·ro·the·ca

(spō'rō-thē'ka),
The envelope enclosing the minute needlelike spores of certain Sporozoea.
[sporo- + G. thēkē, case]

sporotheca

the membrane surrounding a group of SPOROZOITES.
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Spores of a symbiotic fungus, which serves as a source of nutrition for the larvae and adult ambrosia beetles, are found within a pouch-like structure called a mycangium.
Ultrastructure of the mesonotal mycangium of Xylosandrus mutilatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).
Fungal symbionts in the prothoracic mycangium of Dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae).
As the adults construct oviposition galleries, the fungal hyphae are exuded from the mycangium and begin to grow within the phl oem tissue as D.
Gland cells and fungi associated with prothoracic mycangium of Dendroctonus adjunctus (Coleoptera: Scolytidae).
Elaborate mutualisms based on fungal inoculation by insects and mites have evolved many times, with spore or yeast pockets called "mycangia" in insects and "sporothecae" in mites being analogous invaginations to the pollen pockets of many fig wasps; to paraphrase Stein (1922), a pollen pocket is a mycangium is a sporotheca.