SUMMARY: Immature sporangiospores of and were relatively thin-walled, although thickened longitudinal ridges were already discernible. The position of the nuclei suggested that they had recently divided; the mitochondria were globose and similar to those of vegetative hyphae; the protoplast was surrounded by a thin plasmalemma and contained numerous food globules. The endoplasmic reticulum was sparse. Mature spores had a thick wall of reticulate structure and contained large contorted mitochondria. The first visible stage in germination was the formation of an inner cell wall of tangential elements resembling that of the vegetative hyphae and contrasting with the original spore wall. The mitochondria increased in number, probably by division of the large contorted ones of the dormant spore, and were again regularly globose. The original spore wall became considerably stretched and finally ruptured to allow the germ tube enveloped in the newly formed elastic inner wall to emerge.


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