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noun, plural: zoospores

An asexual spore with a flagellum used for locomotion but lacking a true cell wall.


Examples of organisms producing zoospores are some algae, fungi and protozoans.

Word origin: zoo- (animal-like) + spore.

Related forms: zoosporous (adjective)

Synonym: swarm spore

Compare: aplanospore, ballistospore, statismospore, autospore

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zoospores and mitotic division

a zoospore (asexual cell) in chlamydonas, an alga, divides mitoticlly, as do the daughter zoospores during each of the subsequent five divisions. All cells remain viable. a) how many cells do you expect to find in the clone ...

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by bradpitta
Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: zoospores and mitotic division
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The Fiber Disease

... cysts with lipid-rich plasmodial stages, formation of sporonts by division of the plasmodia, and maturation of spores within the cysts. Motile zoospores appeared a few times in cultures of isolated cysts in vitro. Zoospores may develop from the spores or from sporoblasts without formation of ...

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by al
Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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