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Spore

Definition

Spores are hardy unicellular units used by various bacteria, fungi, plants and protozoa to allow them to remain dormant during long periods of time and under often unfavorable conditions.

Synonyms

Ascospore
Basidiospore
Chlamydospore
Megaspore
Microspore
Teliospore
Tetraspore
Zoospore

Category

› Cellular component
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