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sporoplasm

[spawr-uh-plaz-uh m, spohr-] /ˈspɔr əˌplæz əm, ˈspoʊr-/
noun
1.
the protoplasm within a spore that is injected into a host cell by various parasitic organisms.
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Examples for sporoplasm
  • The spore injects the infective sporoplasm into the eukaryotic host cell through the polar tubule.
  • The hungry sporoplasm travel along the fish's nervous system to large areas of cartilage in the head and spine on which they feed.

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