Auxospore

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Axial costa

A special cell that develops and expands before producing a new frustule. Maximum size of a population is restored through auxospore formation. Auxospores are usually associated with sexual reproduction.


Citations

Round, F.E., Crawford, R.M. and Mann, D.G. (1990). The Diatoms. Biology and Morphology of the Genera. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 747 pp.