asexual spore


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asexual spore

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isopore

a spore which does not arise through sexual reproduction.
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Asexual spores are produced by mitosis from a single parent cell.
In Monilinia fructicola, which causes brown rot in fruit, spores wafting onto blossoms in spring can grow and produce asexual spores that spread to new blossoms, twigs or fruits and create more asexual spores.
Asexual spores produced from one parent are present in larger numbers in the atmosphere, more so than sexual spores which require genetic input from two parents.