forespore

forespore

a stage in the process of SPORULATION that can be identified as a refractile body not yet resistant to heat.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Nakano, "The meiosis-specific nuclear passenger protein is required for proper assembly of forespore membrane in fission yeast," Journal of Cell Science, vol.