conidium


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conidium

[kə′nid·ē·əm]
(mycology)
Unicellular, asexual reproductive spore produced externally upon a conidiophore. Also known as conidiospore.
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The results from inoculation trials revealed that the parasite can enter the host by direct penetration of epithelial cells from a conidium that forms an appressorum-like structure or from a spore germ-tube that grows directly through a stoma.
After 2 or 3 d, agar containing mycelium from each germinated conidium was transferred to petri plates containing PDA for the C.
Conidium production from leaves and needles in four streams.
Following 24h incubation at 25[degrees]C, a germinating conidium was picked and subculture on to a fresh Oat meal Agar plate amended with aureomycin using a fine scalpel.
A conidium was considered germinated if the length of its germ tube was longer than the length of the conidium itself.