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sexually produced fungal spore formed within an ascus

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In the early spring, when ascospore release is the most likely inoculum.
Ascospore ornamentation and its application to the taxonomic re-evaluation in Emericella [in Japanese].
Following the procedure of Hansen and Smith (1932), 10 monoconidial and 10 monoaseosporic cultures were produced, respectively, using one of the numerous mass isolates obtained from infected roots and crowns collected in the sectors where perithecia were not found, and from ascospores exuded by perithecia developed on PDA.
It forms fruiting structures (stromata) producing conidia (asexual spores) and ascospores (sexual spores) around developing grass inflorescences, thereby preventing host flowering and seed set.
An accurate comparison of ascospore dimensions, in 4-spored asci, a morphological character previously used to distinguish the above described truffles, was also carried out.
trifoliorum isolates were slower growing, displayed "ascospore dimorphism," which is the formation of two versions of the same spore type, and harbored a set of group I intron markers that were not found in S.
The treatment is still equally effective, even if the ascospore release event does not occur until several weeks later.
Asci subglobose to clavate small walled, uniseriate, unitunicate, evanescent, 8 ascospores, with measure 32-56 x 7,4 [micro]m, young ascospore greyish yellow in colour at maturity, turning amber in colour, ellipsoidal with an equatorial germ slit, 35-40x 18-20 [micro]m, having one or two germ pore.
On the basis of the above characteristics, and especially taking into account the ascospore ornamentation observed under scanning electron microscopy (Figure 2), we identified the isolate as N.
Ascus, a bag-like structure that usually contains 8 ascospores during reproduction in ascomycetous fungi such as yeasts and mildews (Dawes, 1991) (Figure 9).