conidium


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conidium

[kə′nid·ē·əm]
(mycology)
Unicellular, asexual reproductive spore produced externally upon a conidiophore. Also known as conidiospore.
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fumigatus conidium application was demonstrated both for mice with cyclophosphamide- and cortisone acetate-induced immunosuppression and for mice that received neutrophil-depleting antibodies.
After 2 or 3 d, agar containing mycelium from each germinated conidium was transferred to petri plates containing PDA for the C.
Following 24h incubation at 25[degrees]C, a germinating conidium was picked and subculture on to a fresh Oat meal Agar plate amended with aureomycin using a fine scalpel.
A conidium was considered germinated if the length of its germ tube was longer than the length of the conidium itself.
Empty or dehydrated primary conidium (22.7 x 16.6 [micro]m) with typical shape of Entomophthora species.
A conidium was considered to have germinated if it had a germ tube at least as long as the smallest diameter of the conidium.
Conidia are solitary or in chains of two, straight or curved with the body of the conidium ellipsoidal tapering to a narrow beak and equal in length or up to twice as long as body.