arthrospore


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arthrospore

[′är·thrō′spȯr]
(botany)
A jointed, vegetative resting spore resulting from filament segmentation in some blue-green algae and hypha segmentation in many Basidiomycetes.
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On microscopical examination of epilated hair digested overnight in 10% KOH, arthrospores arranged in parallel chains were seen within hair.
A mycelial form of the fungus, consisting of septate hyphae with arthrospores, may also be encountered if there is communication with ambient temperature.
Infected cats contaminate the environment with microsporum through airborne arthrospores. Dogs are more likely than cats to contaminate surfaces and are less likely to cause infections in humans (Mancianti, Nardoni, Corazza, D'Achille, & Ponticelli, 2003).
The sensitive of mycelium, arthrospores and microconidia of Trichophyton mentagrophytes to imidazoles determined by in vitro tests.
Infection occurs usually following activities or natural events that disrupt the soil, resulting in aerosolization of the fungal arthrospores (2).
The problem, though, is that the spores of this organism, arthrospores, can survive in furniture and in the environment for a long time, several years in some cases.
The arthrospores were formed in chains with numerous spores and the aerial mycelium was branched monopodially.