conidiophore

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conidiophore

[kə′nid·ē·ə‚fȯr]
(mycology)
A specialized aerial hypha that produces conidia in certain ascomycetes and imperfect fungi.
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The conidiophores were branched, straight, Pale brown to olive brown in colour, measuring 25-60 um long and 3-3.
The conidiophores consisted of terminal divaricate verticils and metullae originated from apex of conidiophores in groups of 4-5 bearing phialids arranged in verticils of 4-6.
Needle mounts in lactophenol cotton blue exhibited rough conidiophores with uniseriate and biseriate conidiogenous cells covering the entire vesicle.
Two of these contained conidiophores resembling those of Aspergillus.
Conidiophores hyaline, coarsely roughened vesicle is globose and flask-shaped phialides that produced chains of rough conidia are borne directly on the vesicle.
Repeat PFA slide cultures from subcultures displaying a more typical macroscopic structure yielded complex fruiting heads with verticillate conidiophores and divergent phialides, typical for P.
It is easy enough to make a diagnosis of fungal infection when inspection of the ear canal reveals a forest of waving conidiophores, as in cases of sporing aspergilli.