Definition of sporulate in English:

sporulate

Line breaks: sporu|late
Pronunciation: /ˈspɒrjʊleɪt
 
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verb

[no object] Biology
  • Produce or form a spore or spores: many fungi grow and sporulate satisfactorily on potato-extract agar
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    • The alternative procedure, spore segregation, is impractical for hyperyellow mycelia that sporulate very poorly or not at all.
    • When the flowers form, the fungus again sporulates and starts the cycle again.
    • Although sporulation is a clear indication of diploidy, the absence of sporulation is uninformative since some diploids sporulate at very low frequencies.

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sporulation

noun
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  • This may represent further oxidative damage to the plant tissue, but it is also possible that it is related to fungal growth and the onset of sporulation.
  • In many of these studies fungal propagules showed sensitivity, but some exhibited enhanced sporulation in response to elevated UV-B radiation.
  • He has authored more than 70 articles on subjects including bacterial sporulation, biological indicators, package integrity, and medical devices.

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