A spore of certain algae, fungi, and protozoans, capable of swimming by means of a flagellum. Also called swarmer.
- Even multicellular chromists, like brown algae and water molds, produce flagellated zoospores of this type.
- Oedogonium grows in two different ways, through zoospores, or through syngamy of sperm and egg.
- This suggests that infected host cells were negatively selected by the parasite zoospores under these conditions.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: zoo|spore
Definition of zoospore in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.