Oospore | definition of oospore by Medical dictionary
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A thick-walled fungus spore that develops from a female gamete either through fertilization or parthenogenesis in an oogonium.
A thick-walled zygote developed from a fertilized oosphere, especially in an oomycete.
o′o·spor′ic (-spôr′ĭk, -spŏr′-) adj.
oospore (ō′ō-spor) [″ + sporos, seed]
A spore formed by the union of opposite sexual elements.
oospore the thick-walled spore found, for example, in some fungi, and arising from the fertilization of the OOSPHERE derived from an OOGONIUM.
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Celakovsky (1874) had recognized three generations in the life cycle of Coleochaete: zoospore-producing thalli (A); gamete-producing thalli (B); and the multicellular body produced from the fertilized oospore
The latter two species are heterothallic thus did not produce oospores
and or sexual structures in single cultures.
According to macrofossil data, the number of Chara oospores
and Potamogeton seeds decreased significantly in comparison with the previous zone.