forespore

forespore

a stage in the process of SPORULATION that can be identified as a refractile body not yet resistant to heat.
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Directed by compartment-specific factors, different genes are expressed in the larger mother cell and the smaller 'forespore'.
Nakano, "The meiosis-specific nuclear passenger protein is required for proper assembly of forespore membrane in fission yeast," Journal of Cell Science, vol.