The female sexual organs, the ?, ascogonia, would thus in the majority of cases develop by the aid of some reduced sexual process or the ascocarps be developed without relation to sexual organs.
The ascocarps can be distinguished into two portions, a mass of sterile or vegetative hyphae forming the main mass of the fruit bod y, and surrounding the fertile ascogenous hyphae which bear at their ends the asci.
Besides the special ascocarps, accessory reproductive organs are known in the majority of cases in the form of conidia.
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