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synkaryophyte (plural synkaryophytes)
- (biology) the stage in the development of a fungus at which synkarya are formed
- 1904, Sir Frank Crisp, Alfred William Bennett, Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society, page 94:
- The author finds that it shows a real relationship with the Basidiomycetes from the point of view of its nuclear evolution ; the presence of a group of synkaryons before the formation of the ascus, places it above the other Ascomycetes : we find here the first suggestion of that phase in the life-history, the synkaryophyte, which plays so important a part in the development in the Basidiomycetes.
- 1906 December, James Bertram Overton, “The Morphology of the Ascocarp and Spore-Formation in the Many-Spored Asci of Thecotheus Pelletier I”, in Botanical Gazette, volume 42, number 6, page 459:
- He believes that there is a tendency in the Ascomycetes to form a synkaryophyte analogous to that of the Basidiomycetes.