from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of carpospore.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
"carpospores" or possibly chlamydospores similar to the endospores of yeast. [v. 03 p. 0157] The former also looks on the ordinary disjointing bacterial cell as an oidium, and it must be admitted that since Brefeld's discovery of the frequency of minute oidia and chlamydospores among the fungi, the probability that some so-called bacteria -- and this applies especially to the branching forms accepted by some bacteriologists -- are merely reduced fungi is increased.
The tetraspores are often imbedded in the tissues of the plant, or may be in special receptacles, nor are they always arranged in the same way as here described, and the same is true of the carpospores.
The plants that bear them are usually stouter that the non-sexual ones, and the masses of ripe carpospores are large enough to be readily seen with the naked eye.