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

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


Examples of organisms producing such spores are certain algae.

Word origin: auto- (self) + spore.

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

Retrieved from ""
First | Previous (Autosomes) | Next (Autotroph) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.