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zy·go·spore

(zī'gō-spōr),
1. Among the Phycomycetes, a thick-walled sexual spore arising from fusion of two morphologically identical structures, generally hyphal tips, bearing nuclei of opposite mating types (gametangia).
2. A resting sexual spore in the Zygomycetes resulting from fusion of two similar gametangia.
Synonym(s): zygosperm
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zygospore

(zī′gə-spôr′, zĭg′ə-)
n.
A thick-walled diploid or multinucleate spore formed by the union of similar gametes in certain fungi and algae.
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zygospore

a thick-walled resting SPORE that is formed from the union of similar gametes.
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Zygospore production in algal cells grown in NaCl increased as NaCl increased, with the exception of cells grown in 0.1 ppt NaCl.
This inverse relationship between oxygen evolution and zygospore production was not distinctly demonstrated in cultures grown at various levels of Mg[Cl.sub.2].
Three pairs of sibling lines were established by crossing three pairs of strains, isolating a single random zygospore from each cross and then randomly isolating a single [mt.sup.+] and a single [mt.sup.-] spore from each germinated zygospore.