Z - Mycology Terms
[ zoh-nate ]
A surface containing zones or bands that are distinguished by texture or color.
All types of mushroom cap surfaces.
[ zoh-uh-spawr ]
A zoospore is a flagellated spore found in some algae and fungi. It is a type of asexual reproductive unit (propagule) that is motile, usually propelled by one or more flagella. Zoospores are produced in a sporangium and are released for dispersal when conditions are suitable. They play a key role in the life cycle of many water molds, fungi, and some types of algae.
Associated with Chytridiomycota.
Zygomycetes are a class of fungi within the phylum Zygomycota. They are mostly terrestrial and can be found in soil and on decaying plant and animal matter. They are characterized by the formation of a sturdy structure called a zygosporangium during sexual reproduction. Zygomycetes include the black bread mold (Rhizopus stolonifer) and other similar species.
[ zahy-goht ]
a diploid cell; formed by the fusing of mature haploid male (+) and female (-) germ cells.