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Introduction to Clinical Mycology

Part 2


Slide 15

January 2012

This is the example here of what sexual reproduction would result in a production of ascospores. The ascospores are produced inside of a sac called an ascus and usually there eight ascospores inside of an ascus. Another name for ascus is ascocarp. It just means a structure that produces ascospores. So this is what they would look like. Sometimes though those are produced in long tubular type arrangements, sometimes they are in a cyclic arrangement like you see here.



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