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. As ambrosia beetles tunnel, the tunnel walls are coated with spores of the symbiotic fungus giving rise to colonial proliferation (Stone et al.
Ultrastructure of the mesonotal mycangium of Xylosandrus mutilatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).
Fungal symbionts in the prothoracic mycangium of Dendroctonus frontalis (Coleoptera: Scolytidae).
frontalis have elaborately modified structures (mycangium) that house and nurture two species of mutualistic fungi: Ceratocystiopsis ranaculosus Perry and Bridges and Entomocorticium sp.
Gland cells and fungi associated with prothoracic mycangium of Dendroctonus adjunctus (Coleoptera: Scolytidae).
Fungal symbionts in the prothoracic mycangium of Dendroctanus frontalis (Coleopt.: 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.