from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sexually produced fungal spore formed within an ascus.
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- n. A sexually produced spore from the ascus of an Ascomycetes fungus
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- n. One of the spores contained in the asci of lichens and fungi. [See Illust. of ascus.]
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, one of a cluster of spores borne within an ascus.
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- n. sexually produced fungal spore formed within an ascus
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Second, the wind plays a large part in local ascospore dissemination.
First, the prolific ascospore stage is very important in causing the spread of the blight, the spores at this stage being forcibly ejected from the pustules and borne through the air for some distance.
There is a winter spore stage, or technically, the ascospore stage, which comes, as
With dry soils inhibiting germination of sclerotia, and the survival of apothecia, ascospore release should have been low.