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A thick-walled, unicellar resting spore developed from vegetative hyphae in almost all parasitic fungi.



the name for the spores of smut fungi (order Ustilaginales) and certain other fungi, formed from specialized or nonspecialized cells of the hyphae, which become enlarged and usually acquire a thickened, often pigmented membrane. Depending on their numbers, chlamydospores may be solitary or grow in chains. They contain considerable reserves of nutrients. A fungus in its resting state can survive unfavorable environmental conditions by forming chlamydospores.

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Four-kilo pots were loaded to 1/3 of all with sterilized soil which was infested by chlamydospores of Fom (race 1-2) in top sections with a combination of sterile sand-soil (1:2 v/v).
Isolates which produced chlamydospores on rice and corn meal agar were 28 (47%) in which two were not identified as C.
On MEA media, fungi presented highly dispersed micelial growth and exhibited very limited chlamydospore and conidia formation (Table 5).
albicans are typically identified by their ability to form germ tubes (Germ Tube Test) or single terminal chlamydospores (In Dalmau Plate Technique) under the appropriate conditions.
Induction of traps by Ostertagia ostertagi larvae, chlamydospore production and growth rate in the nematode-trapping fungus Duddingtonia flagrans.
All yeast isolates were initially identified by germ tube and chlamydospore formation as C.
Microscopic observations were recorded for microconidia, macroconidia and chlamydospore formation after 15 days of inoculation.
The Candida isolates were further speciated by germ tube test, chlamydospore formation on corn meal agar, urease test and inoculation onto chromogenic medium.
Shapes of macroconidia and microconidia, the morphology of conidiogenous cells, the production of chlamydospore, and the growth of culture, all isolates were identified as F.