what is the difference between ascocarp and basidiocarp?what is meoispores?


  • Basidiocarp is the fruiting body of a basidiomycete which bears its spores on special cells.
  • Ascocarp is the mature fruiting body of an ascomycetous fungus.
  • The kingdom fungi is divided into four phyla: ascomycetes, basidiomycetes, zygomycetes and deuteromycetes. Mushrooms are basidiomycetes. Fruiting bodies are structures made of hyphae that project radially from the superior portion of the peduncle of some fungi. These structures contain the reproductive cells of the individual. They form the umbrella-like cap in mushrooms (basidiocarp) or the ascocarp in ascomycetes.


  • Meiospore is a spore produced as the result of meiosis

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