Conidia


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Conidia

 

(singular, conidium), asexual reproductive spores formed in fungi on special branches of the mycelium, the conidiophores. Conidia are characteristic of Ascomycetes and Fungi Imperfecti. They vary in shape, color, number of cells, and origin. The conidia of lower fungi—Phycomycetes—are modified sporangia.

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There is a small number or absence of conidia than in the check (Figures 17-19).
Those with conidia and mycelium similar to those described for PNF were purified (Orozco 2005).
There were solitary oval to pyriform conidia on the tips of simple conidiophores.
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A conidia was considered germinated when a distinct germ tube projected from it, and was at least twice the diameter of the conidia [11].
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