Teliospore

Teliospore (sometimes called teleutospore) is the thick-walled resting spore of some fungi (rusts and smuts), from which the basidium arises.

Development

They develop in telia (sing. telium, or teliosoruses).

Morphology

Teliospores are usually dark-coloured, and consist of two dikaryote cells. As the spores germinate, the nuclei undergo karyogamy and thereafter meiosis, giving rise to four-celled basidia with haploid basidiospores.

They also have a thick-capped telia as compared to urediniospores.

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