A male reproductive organ found in ascomycota.
The female reproductive organ of ascomycota
A dikaryotic hypha that grows out of a fertilized ascogonium.
The reproductive structure of ascomycota in which fusion, meiosis, and spore formation take place.
The fruiting body of basidiomycota in which basidia form.
The club-shaped reproductive structure of basidiomycota in which fusion, meiosis, and spore formation take place.
Having two nuclei.
Asexual reproductive process in which a small portion of the cell membrane and cytoplasm receive a nucleus and pinch off from the parent cell.
A major component of plant and algal cell walls. Compare with chitin.
A major component of fungal cell walls that is not found in the cell walls of any other group. Compare with cellulose.
The structure by which basidiomycota cells divide while retaining their binucleate dikaryotic condition.
Structure in which asexually-produced spores called conidia are formed.
Having two distinct sets of genetic information.
In zygomycota, the cells which fuse to become the zygote.
A general term for elaborate structures that contain spore-forming cells.
Individual filaments of fungal cells; compare with mycelium.
The fusion of two nuclei.
The usually underground portion of a fungus that is haploid and sprouts from a spore.
Fusion of the plasma membranes of two cells.
The sub-surface hyphae of zygomycota specialized for food absorption
Filamentous stalk on which a sporangium forms.
Spore producing structure of zygomycota.
The hyphae that connect groups of rhizoids and sporangiophores, usually above the surface.
An organism that lives in close association with another, to the benefit of one or both organisms.
Specialized cell on the end of the ascogonium. During mating, the trichogyne grows to connect the ascogonium to the antheridium.
The heavily encasulated structure that forms from the zygote of zygomycota
The diploid cell that results from the fusion of two gametes or gametangia during fertilization.