5 mm wide) borne from single annellated conidiogenous
nature of the conidiogenous
cell and the presence or absence of chains of condia).
The synnemata were seen to be simple (although occasionally sparsely branched), dark colored, slender, leathery to brittle in texture, and bearing a discontinuous layer of conidiogenous
cells with elongated and narrowed necks projecting from the synnemal surface.
Conidiophores simple with a single conidiogenous
site and 15-60 x 5-6 u m in size, conidia born in chains.
It is distinguished by a thick-walled and branched conidiogenous
system, and holoblastic, flabelliform to palmate, and distoseptate conidia (Hawksworth and Poelt, 1986, 1990; Sutton and Muhr, 1986; Tonsberg, 2002).
colour, exudates produced, growth of the colony), sporulating structures (conidial head, types of conidiogenous
cells, arrangement of conidia, sporangial head, types of spores, pycnidia, accervuli, sporodochia, ascocarps etc.
Shapes of macroconidia and microconidia, the morphology of conidiogenous
cells, the production of chlamydospore, and the growth of culture, all isolates were identified as F.
Seifert & Kendrick (2011) explained that hyphomycetes identified on microscopic morphology including condial, septation, shape, size, colour, arrangement of condia, conidiogenous
cells and presence of sporodochia.
Microconidia were abundant and hypha was septate in clusters with mono- and polyphialidic conidiogenous
cells arising laterally from aerial hyphae.
Microscopic examination revealed conidial heads, radiate, conidiogenous
cells, uni- and biseriate conidiophore stipes, rough walls, as well as hyaline and spherical vesicles.
Insect-associated fungi were purified and plated on culture media (potato dextrose agar (PDA)--Difco Laboratories, Detroit, MI, USA) and diagnosed based on the morphological characteristics of reproductive cells (conidia and conidiogenous
cell) (Bischoff et al.
cells phialidic with a swollen base, (3.