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zoospore

 [zo´o-spōr]
a motile spore, such as an asexual flagellate of certain algae and lower fungi, or a minute sexual or asexual flagellate or ameboid spore produced by certain protozoa.
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zoospore

(zō′ō-spor) [″ + sporos, seed]
A motile asexual spore that moves by means of one or more flagella.
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The irrigation regime is based on experiments showing that few if any zoospores are detected in leachate from the first two irrigations but are readily detected in leachate from irrigations 3 through 6 (table 3).
Zoospore formation by Symbiococcum hydrae (Chlorosarcinales.
Islam, "Secondary Metabolites from Nonhost Plants Affect the Motility and Viability of Phytopathogenic Aphanomyces cochlioides Zoospores," Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung C, vol.
We transferred fresh grass blades, with [greater than or equal to] 10 vesicles per blade containing numerous zoospores, to the plates holding 5 mosquito larvae per well (total of 30 larvae per plate).
This slowed zoosporangia maturation to facilitate observations before liberation of zoospores (Sakr et al.
Amphibians that have 2-year larval stages such as the bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) (Albright, 1999) and Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana muscosa) (Rachowicz, 2002) are exposed to Bd zoospores for substantially longer periods than species that undergo metamorphosis during their first year.
At the same time, we also investigated the diversity of its natural predators, filter-feeding micro-crustaceans that prey on motile zoospores of the fungus.
All these organisms have zoospores, and thallus morphology ranges from microscopic single cells to a filamentous system.
Vaucheria was previously registered in phytoplankton samples in Parnu Bay (Tenson, 1995), where it probably occurred as zoospores. I am only aware of one previous record adjacent to Estonia, namely Skuja (1924) described occurrence of Vaucheria in the southern Gulf of Riga on a sandy bottom (cited in Kukk, 1993, 1995).
(17) In brief, zoospores were released from fertile plants and the concentration of spores adjusted to 5 x [10.sup.5] spores/mL, Spores that settled (attached) on the plates were grown for 6 days inside an illuminated incubator at 18[degrees] C with a 16:8 light-dark cycle (photon flux density 45 [micro]mol/[m.sup.2] s) with renewal of nutrients every 48 h.