An asexual spore formed within the cell wall of the parent cell, as in certain bacteria, fungi, and algae
An act of beginning; an initial effort:
A fruitlike structure (sporocarp) developed after fertilization in the red algae
A tiny crystal or other particle, as one added to a solution or liquid to start crystallization
The regular alternation of forms or of mode of reproduction in the life cycle of an organism, especially the alternation between sexual and asexual reproductive phases in plants and some invertebrates. In plants, the alternation involves alternating generations of haploid and diploid organisms. Often one of these generations is the dominant form of the organism, and the other generation is nutritionally dependent upon it or just grows as a smaller plant. For example, in mosses and liverworts, the haploid phase is the large, familiar form of the plant. The diploid phase is smaller and grows upon the haploid phase. In angiosperms, however, the diploid phase of the organism is large and independent, while the haploid phase is reduced to the pollen grain and the eight-celled female gametophyte located in the ovule.
(Bot.) Any of a number of oblong cells in basidiomycetous fungi, bearing a definite number of external spores (usually four) on short, slender stalks
A similar outgrowth of a plant root.
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