conidiophore


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conidiophore

[kə′nid·ē·ə‚fȯr]
(mycology)
A specialized aerial hypha that produces conidia in certain ascomycetes and imperfect fungi.
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terreus tends to initiate sporulation process through forming aerial hypha which then differentiate to conidiophore and terminate by vesicle.
Conidial chains are produced directly from the side or tip of hyhae or on conidiophores...............Clasdosphorium sp.
The following microscopic characters were observed: conidiophores morphology, shape, size, and ornamentation of conidia and conidiogenous cells, plus diameter of vegetative hyphae (main axis of conidiophores).
The morphological characteristics of the hyphae, conidiophores, phialides, and conidia were determined with a scanning electron microscope (SEM 550 SS, Shimadzu, Kyoto, Japan) operating at 15.0 kV [14].
3b), with conidia, smooth-walled and olivaceous green conidia present on Conidiophore with broom like appearance (Fig.
These insects had swollen abdomens, that angled away from the substrate; wings spread latero-dorsally and raised above the abdomen, and conspicuous masses of glutinous hyphae and conidiophores on the abdomen and thorax, similar to the wellknown fungus Entomophthora muscae (Cohn) Fres., infecting flies (Diptera: Muscidae) (Mullens 1990; Krasnoff et al.
Dreshlera sp.###4-5.5 cm###dark brown yellow###to conidiophore , conidia###simple and branched###Cylindrical or ellipsoidal,
Morphological Key Morphological Observation Species Character Colony growth rate (cm) 7-8 cm Colony colour Dark yellowish green Reverse colony colour Colourless Colony edge Smooth Culture smell No characteristic odour Mycelial form Smooth Mycelial colour Cottony white Cultural characteristic Cultural Character Species Character Conidiation Ring like zones Conidiophore branching Branched, regular Phialide shape Cyllindrical Phialide size 6.2-10.5 x 3.1-3.9 mm Conidial shape Globose to subglobose Philospore size 2.6-3.0 x 2.0-2.4 mm Conidial wall Smooth Conidial colour Light green Chlamydospore present Spore Germination time 12 -13 Hours
8 A conidiophore carries a distinctive sterigmata characteristic of this fungus.
Microscopic features observed were radiate conidia, thin walled hyaline vesicle, metulae covered entire vesicle, brownish conidiophore and pink to venaceous purple sclerotia.
Isolate was identified up to species level based on phenotypic characters like colony colour and growth; size and shape of conidiophore, phialides and conidia using the available literature (Bisset 1991a,1991b and Samuels et al.