Zygospore

Zygospore definition

A sexually produced spore formed by members of the Zygomycota. (Alcamo’s Fundamentals of Microbiology)

A thick-walled sexual spore produced by the zygomycetes fungi. It develops from the union of two hyphae, each bearing nuclei of opposite mating types. (Foundation in Microbiology by Talaro and Chess)

A sexual fungal spore characteristic of the zygomycetes. (Microbiology: An Introduction by Tortora, Funke, and Case)

A thick-walled, sexual, resting spore characteristic of the zygomycetes fungi. (Prescott’s Microbiology)