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Swarm spore

Definition

noun, plural: zoospores

An asexual spore that possesses one or more flagella used for locomotion.


Supplement

Examples of organisms producing such spores are some algae and fungi.


Synonym: zoospore

Compare: aplanospore, ballistospore, statismospore, autospore


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The Fiber Disease

... but also distinctly fungus-like when they reproduce. The tiny, roundish spores of the more thn 500 species... average only 10 to 12 micrometers in ... emerge. Sometimes thes have flagella, in which case they are called swarm cells. ... sooner or later they function as gametes, fusing in pairs ...

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by Linn
Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:49 pm
 
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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