arthroconidium

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ar·thro·co·nid·i·um

(ar'thrō-kŏ-nid'ē-um),
A conidium released by fragmentation or separation at the septum of cells of the hypha.
Synonym(s): arthrospore
[G. arthron, joint, + conidium]

arthroconidium

an asexual spore which is the product of separation and fragmentation of true fungal hyphae. Seen in Geotrichum spp.
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An effective treatment is important in order to limit the spread of arthroconidia to other animals and people, as well as to minimize environmental contamination (CHERMETTE et al.
Lesions were examined at microscope by X40 magnification, and in case non-living, densely branched and sectioned hyphae with hyaline hypha and/or arthroconidia chains were observed, they were assessed as "positive fungal test in direct microscopic examination".
Its saprophyte form grows as elongated and septated hyphae, which liberate arthroconidia responsible for infection when they are weakened.
After incubation, the lid of the petri plate was removed and the edge of the cover slip was observed under the microscope (10X and 40X objectives) for typical morphological features like yeast cells, hyphae, pseudohyphae, chlamydospores or arthroconidia along with budding yeast cells for Trichosporon spp.
Infection is acquired through inhalation of air-dispersed arthroconidia (asexual single-cell fungal propagules).
On the other hand, the observations of fungal filaments with Arthroconidia, Ectothrix or Endothrix, and the fungal filaments in hair shaft were indicative of the Dermatophytosis and Tinea Faciei.
As the mycelia mature, arthroconidia are formed which become airborne and either return to the soil or are inhaled.
Classification and severity of Tinea capitis depends on how fungus invades the hair shaft and the formation of their arthroconidia.
Coccidioides imitis is a dimorphic fungus that is transmitted by inhalation or direct inoculation of arthroconidia.
Coccidioides immitis can cause clinically significant disease after inhalation of only a few arthroconidia.
Posadas-Wernicke disease is a systemic mycosis caused by of dust particles containing Arthroconidia of Coccidioides immitis.
It produces septate hyphae, arthroconidia, and yeastlike growth on culture media.