Glossary Term: Pycnidia

(Singular = Pycnidium)

1. A pycnidium is a chamber, lined with conidiophores, within the fruiting body. The spores escape through a hole, or ostiole, that leads to the outside world, much as in a perithecium. In fact, a perithecium and a pycnidium are pretty much the same thing, except that one produces conidia and the other produces sexual ascospores. The spores produced in a pycnidium can be called pycnidiospores.
2. Definition pending.

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