Glossary Term: Ascus

(Plural = Asci)

1. Sack-like to cylindrical cell of Ascomycota producing ascospores after karyogamy and meiosis.
2. The sausage-shaped sexual spore-bearing cell produced in ascomycete fungi. Asci usually contain eight ascospores, produced by meiosis followed, in most species, by a mitotic cell division.
3. A sac-like cell containing ascospores. Asci are characteristic of the Ascomycetes.

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