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chlamydospore

 [klam´ĭ-do-spor″]
a thick-walled terminal asexual spore formed by the rounding-up of a cell; it is not shed.

chlamydospore

/chlam·y·do·spore/ (klam´ĭ-do-spor″) a thick-walled intercalary or terminal asexual spore formed by the rounding-up of a cell; it is not shed.

chlamydospore

an asexually produced, thick-walled fungal spore which is capable of surviving adverse conditions that are unfavourable to the main body of the fungus.

chlamydospore

a thick-walled intercalary or terminal asexual fungal spore formed by the rounding-up of a cell; it is not shed. Formed by differentiation of hyphae; seen in Candida and Histoplasma spp.
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The species Fusarium oxysporumis distinguished from other species of Fusarium in the production of microconidia, macroconidia and chlamydospores [5].
Chlamydospores are hyphal or spore cells with thickened cell walls and which are resistant to adverse physical and chemical conditions.
Etude comparative de la germination des chlamydospores de Fusarium oxysporum et Fusarium solani au contact de sols resistants et sensibles aux fusarioses vasculaires.
No chlamydospores were observed on any of the media examined.
albicans in producing both germ tubes and chlamydospores, has since been recovered from the oral washings of approximately 25% of 94 HIV-positive Irish patients with or without AIDS and 3% of 150 HIV-negative Irish persons (3,4), which suggests that this species belongs to the indigenous microflora of the oral cavity, albeit in a minority of healthy persons.