teleutosporeor teliospore

teleutosporeor teliospore

a SPORE found in RUST and SMUT FUNGI, produced in the late summer and early autumn, in a telium. Teleutospores are resting spores and have thicker walls than the UREDOSPORES, which are produced in the summer.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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