basidium


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a small club-shaped structure typically bearing four basidiospores at the ends of minute projections

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Using electron-scanning microscopy, Wu (2000) describes the way four basidiospores in Shiitake are formed on a basidium.
Germination with phragrnobasidia developing basidiospores; three-celled apical parts of the basidia often separate from the rest of the basidium.
Germination with phragmobasidia; often two-celled parts of the basidia separate from the rest of the basidium, and plasma left in the teliospore germinates again; basidial cells develop basidiospores or hyphae.
Germination with three- to four-celled phragmobasidia; two or three cells of a basidium can separate from the rest of the basidium.