All > Science > Biotechnology and Genetics > Food Biotechnology
- A form taken by certain microbes that enables them to exist in a dormant stage. It is an asexual reproductive cell. See Asexual reproduction, Dormant.
Susan Allender-Hagedorn and Charles Hagedorn - Cite This Source - This Definition
- 1. A reproductive cell that develops into an individual without union with other cells; some spores such as meiospores are the product of the germ line, but others are asexual in nature. 2. A small, protected resting body, often synthesized by micro-organisms when nutrient levels are low.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization - Cite This Source - This Definition
- ascospore, ascus, conidium, ditype, eclosion, indehiscent, oospore, tetrad, tetratype, zoospore