Answer to Question #66396 in Biology for Irshad

Question #66396
Name the different types of A scocarps and also mention their differences.
Expert's answer
The Ascocarp is a complex structure enclosing many asci. It is formed in sexual reproduction.

Types of Ascocarps:
- Cleistothecium. It is found in penicillium and Aspergillus. It is a rounded and closed body. The ascospores come out by the decay bf clistothecium wall.
- Percithecium. It is found in Claviceps and Neurospora fungus. This types of ascocarp is a flask shaped body having an apical opening, called ostiole. The cavity of perthecium containascospores which come out through the ostiole aperture.
- Apothecium. It is found in Marchella and Morels. It is a cup shaped fruiting body. There are many asci along with the paraphysis in hymenium - layer. Below the hymenium is hypothecium.

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