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An autospore is a non-motile (non-flagellated) spore that is produced within a parent cell, and has the same shape as the parent cell, before release.[1] Autospores occur in several groups of algae, including Eustigmatophyceae, Dinoflagellates and green algae.


  1. van den Hoek, C.; Mann, D.G.; Jahns, H.M. (1995). Algae: An Introduction to Phycology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 455.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>