myxospore

myxospore

(mĭks′ō-spor) [″ + sporos, seed]
A spore embedded in a gelatinous mass; seen in some fungi and protozoa.
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myxospore

see MYXOBACTERIA.
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New species of Myxosporea from frogs and resurrection of the genus Cystodiscus Lutz, 1889 for species with myxospores in gallbladders of amphibians.
myxospores were observed on the caudal fins and kidneys of naturally infected channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus).
When times got tough for the fossil myxobacteria or they wanted to disperse their spores, says Lanier, some of the cells collectively formed a protective structure called a sporangiole, which housed myxospores, or cells in their resting stage.