Autospore

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Definition

(1) An immobile spore that cannot form or grow flagella.

(2) A spore that has the same shape as that of the parent cell.


Supplement

Examples of organisms producing such spores are certain algae.


Word origin: auto- (self) + spore.

Compare: zoospore, ballistospore, statismospore, aplanospore.
See also: spore

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