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sporulation

[‚spȯr·yə′lā·shən]
(biology)
The act and process of spore formation.
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High relative humidity in the supply air leaving the ground pipe also caused humidification of the filter at the supply side of the heat recovery unit, turning it into a preferred medium for mold to germinate and sporulate.
Within one to five days, oocysts that have been passed in the feces will sporulate and become infectious.
The fungus does not readily sporulate in standard laboratory media and the microbiologist may find it difficult to identify.
gloeosporioides can sporulate between a temperature ranges of 25-28[degrees]C.
Children could--and a few probably do--catch it directly from cats, but they must do so by ingesting materials that are contaminated with feces that have been around for a couple of days; the oocysts need to sporulate.
Upon fertilization of the macrogamonts by the microgametes, oocysts develop and sporulate in the infected host.
Most culturable fungi can grow on both media, although a species might grow or sporulate better on one medium than on the other.
It's probably a mistake to sporulate if things are good around you.
It usually takes five days for the parasite to sporulate and become infectious after it is excreted in the stool.
When the bacterium is under stress, as it is in the hostile environment of the lungs, SigF may enable it to sporulate, or turn itself into a seed, in order to protect itself, says Bishai.