ascus

See also: Ascus

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Asci containing fungal spores.

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀσκός (askos, a sac).

NounEdit

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ascus (plural asci)

  1. A sac-shaped cell present in ascomycete fungi; it is a reproductive cell in which meiosis and an additional cell division produce eight spores.
    • 1967, Constantine. J. Alexopoulos & Harold C. Bold, Algae and Fungi, p.101,
      The one important character which distinguishes the Ascomycetes from all other fungi is the ascus (plural, asci). This is a sac-like structure in which ascospores are formed following karyogamy and meiosis.

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Last modified on 22 December 2013, at 22:09