Asci (Cherry_Chow)
Updated on 14/08/2012

Other Photos of Topic Ascomycetes



Prepared microscope slide, SLS, CUHK


Are ascospores endospores or exospores? Are they diploid, haploid or dikaryotic?
by Cherry_Chow (Teacher) at 2015-08-27 10:14:46
Ascospores are haploid endospores.
Different from what I observed in the laboratory, in which asci overlapping each other, this photo shows distinct asci. We can easily tell the number of ascospores inside the asci.
by CHEUK_SzeHang (Student) at 2019-12-06 01:29:27
We will look into the issue. We did order new slides time to time but it's hard to find good slides.
by Cherry_Chow (Teacher) at 2019-12-31 17:09:24
Q) Dear Dr. Chow, what stain has been used to view the asci and ascospores?

Ascus has a dikaryotic stage (n+n) after which fertilization (2n) occurs. Then meiosis happens to produce four (n) ascospores followed by a round of mitosis usually to produce eight (n) ascospores in the ascus.
by Shailee Vaishnav (Student) at 2020-11-11 15:29:17
Shailee Vaishnav: useful information for revision :D
by Cherry_Chow (Teacher) at 2020-12-15 06:54:30


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