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The thick-walled resting cell of certain fungi and algae, arising from the fusion of two similar gametes.Compare with oospore
- ‘When mixed, + and - gametes rapidly pair, fuse, and form a diploid cell that becomes a heavy-walled zygospore.’
- ‘The thick-walled zygospore which encases the zygote, is highly ornamented and very durable.’
- ‘White mutant diploid zygospores did not germinate (undergo meiosis) when subjected to low light (8 mol photons m - 2 sec - 1) overnight.’
- ‘This group of relatively high values is associated with samples containing common algal zygospores.’
- ‘Fossil zygospores have been used to infer paleoecology of the regions in which they occur, suggesting that shallow freshwater pools or lakes were present in the past.’
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