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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Infected cats contaminate the environment with microsporum through airborne arthrospores.
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 skin scrapings were placed on clean glass slide and 10% KOH (Potassium Hydroxide) added, and examined for hyphae and arthrospores.