apothecium


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apothecium

the fruiting body of some ascomycete fungi (cup fungi) and lichens, containing asci (see ASCUS). Often lightly coloured, they can reach up to 40 cm in diameter, but are usually only a few millimetres across.
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Table 1--Percentage inhibition of sclerotia germination (ISG), inhibition of carpogenic germination (ICG), inhibition of ascospore germination (IAG), and number of ascospores produced- apothecium (ASC-APO x 1000) after fungicide application to the soil in gerboxes (Londrina-PR, 2011).
Factors affecting sclerotium populations of, and apothecium production by, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.
Fruiting bodies: Sessile apothecia, 4-8 mm broad, disc- or saucer-shaped; inner (upper or hymenial) surface bright orange-red, the outer (lower) surface light brown and covered with stiff black hairs (setae) which look like eyelashes rimming the margin; setae rooting in the flesh of the apothecium, up to 45 [mu]m thick, thick-walled, septate, tapering to a point.