blastospore


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to blastospore: blastopore

blastospore

[′blas·tə‚spȯr]
(mycology)
A fungal resting spore that arises by budding.
References in periodicals archive ?
However some authors consider it to be polymorphic exhibiting several different morphological forms including budding yeast cells (blastospores, blastoconidia), pseudohyphae (elongatged yeast cells that appear as filamentous cell chains), true hyphae and chlamydospores.
Paecilomyces fumosoroseus blastospore production using liquid culture in a bioreactor.
Candida species alternate between budding yeast cells known as blastospores and filamentous hyphae and pseudohyphae.
Impact of water- stress and washing treatments on production, synthesis and retention of endogenous sugar alcohols and germinability of Metarhizium anisopliae blastospores. Mycological Research 108 (11): 1337-1345.
The first of these, the blastospore, is prevalent in temperatures below 37 [degrees] C.
albicans suspension contained the blastospore form, as determined by phase contrast microscopy.
Presently, 3 Ifr strains are available for research as blastospore formulations in the U.S.A.
Chitinase activity was also present at the onset of the blastospore stage (3 days) which is a stage critical to penetration of the chitin-ladened host insect cuticle.
Presently, 2 Ifr strains are available for research as blastospore formulations in the U.S.A., PFR 97 20% WDG[R] (Certis, Columbia, MD, USA) and Ifr 3581 from the USDA/ARS, NCAUR, Peoria, IL, USA (Jackson et al.
Cladosporium fungi have the following typical characteristics: Conidiophores tall, dark, upright, branched variously near the apex, clustered or single; conidia (blastospores) dark, 1- or 2-celled, variable in shape and size, ovoid to cylindrical and irregular, some typically lemon-shaped; often in simple or branched acropetalous chains (Hawksworth, 1991; Hawksworth 2001, Eva et al., 2010).