Apical nasse

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apical nasse (noun,ascus term, pl. apical nasses; French, literally meaning: "apical basket"; synonyms: nassacre; nasse axiale;deprecated term) – complex finger-like protrusions of ascoplasm into the tholus forming a "basket-like" differentiation of the inner part of the tholus below the anneau apicale; typically found in the archaeascus; described from observations in the light microscope and possibly the result of artefacts caused by degeneration of the tholus in herbarium material; not identical with the axial mass. This is:part of ascus.

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