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An oospore is a thick-walled sexual spore that develops from a fertilized oosphere ( union of oogonium and antheridium) in some algae and fungi. Also the result of plasmogamy/karyogamy in oomycetes, which in turn leads to the development of hyphae, then mycelium.
Oospores are formed during asexual reproduction of Oomycetes.
Not to be confused with Oogamy.
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