resting spore


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n resting spore a spore of certain algae or fungi that lies dormant; may germinate after a prolonged period
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Resting spore (Bot) a spore in certain orders of algæ, which remains quiescent, retaining its vitality, for long periods of time.
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In literature:

Resting spores produced after fertilization either by conjugation or impregnation.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 384, May 12, 1883" by Various
Besides zooespores there are also resting spores developed.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
The rest of the contained protoplasm breaks up into "swarm spores" (e).
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
This can only be seen when the spores are in sufficient quantity and resting on a suitable surface.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The disease passes the winter in resting-spores produced late in the growing season.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick