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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of sporulate.
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They sporulated, the spores attract insects, the insects laid eggs, eggs became larvae.
The strain is in the sporulated form, said the company, and this enhances survival and proliferation in the gastrointestinal environment unlike vegetative cells that may be destroyed under these conditions.
The resulting diploid heterozygotes were then sporulated and dissected, to segregate out any secondary mutations.