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chlamydospore

[klə′mid·ə‚spȯr]
(mycology)
A thick-walled, unicellar resting spore developed from vegetative hyphae in almost all parasitic fungi.

Chlamydospore

 

the name for the spores of smut fungi (order Ustilaginales) and certain other fungi, formed from specialized or nonspecialized cells of the hyphae, which become enlarged and usually acquire a thickened, often pigmented membrane. Depending on their numbers, chlamydospores may be solitary or grow in chains. They contain considerable reserves of nutrients. A fungus in its resting state can survive unfavorable environmental conditions by forming chlamydospores.

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The Phytophthora taxonomic system has been based on morphological characteristics of the globose oogonia with paragynous antheridia, chlamydospore, torulose hyphae and lemon shape of sporangia (Mchau and Coffey, 1995).
2002a) also confirmed the presence of terminal and/or intercalary chlamydospores in cultures.
Colony color ISOLATE PDA CMA MALT Fus-01 Pink White White Fus-02 Light pink White Purple Fus-03 Light pink White White and purple Fus-04 Light pink White Violet TABLE 7--Length, width, number of septa and shape of macro and microconidia, and production of chlamydospores of Fusarium oxysporum isolates.
Influence of Trace Amount of Cations and Siderophor reproducing Pseudomonads on Chlamydospore Germination of Fusarium oxysporum.
colony features, growth rate, pigmentation, microconidia, macroconidia and chlamydospore production from slide cultures and in situ observation on PDA by using the description of Burgess et al.
that is observed microscopically for the presence of yeast cells, pseudohyphae and chlamydospores.
moniliforme isolated from different hosts based on the production of microconidia, macroconidia, chlamydospores, gibberellin and fusaric acid.
ramorum, assuming: (a) inclusion of resting propagules such as chlamydospores has been avoided and (b) dispersal propagules have reached it.
A large quantity of chlamydospores was produced in the rhizoplane (Figure 1B), and the hyphae of the fungus penetrated into cells of the root cortex (Figure 1C).
Isolates which produced chlamydospores on rice and corn meal agar were 28 (47%) in which two were not identified as C.
Sporangial morphological characteristics of samples from cocoa pods and husks Sample Papillation Pedicel length Chlamydospore Branching ([micro]m) habit Pod Husk Pod Husk Pod Husk Pod Husk Sagamu A + + 25 30.
Symptoms: The affected canes produce long, black whip-like and coiled or curved shoots, which are covered with a thin silvery membrane, containing masses of chlamydospores of the fungus.