Refers to a solid body that forms an ellipse in the longitudinal plane and a circle in cross section. Many fungal spores are ellipsoidal or elliptic.
To form a cyst or protective covering
The opening through which zoospores pass when leaving a sporangium; papillate and semipapillate sporangia have exit pores 5 to 7 µm wide; the exit pores of nonpapillate sporangia are about 12 µm wide.
A type of internal proliferation in which the sporangiophore originates inside an empty sporangium, and continues to grow through and out of the old sporangium.
External proliferation occurs from growth of a sporangiophore from beneath and external to a sporangium. Cf. extended proliferation.