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noun, plural: basidiospores

The spore produced and contained within the basidium of Basidiomycete fungi.


The basidiospores are typically uninucleate and haploid. Most of them are forcibly discharged, and are referred to as ballistospores.

See also: spore

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What do you call a species only detected once in nature?

... For fungi observed in natural via basidiocarps, classification wasand to a lrge extent stil is based on detailed basidiocarp anatomy and basidiospore description from specimens gathered in the field. These are typically deposited in regional herbaria. Complexities of pure culture, plody ...

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