The presence of conidiophores
in the auditory canal suggests that the fungi use the discharged mucus as a nutrient.
Furthermore, the conidiogenous loci in Passalora fuliginosa and Stenella diospyri are conspicuously thickened and pigmented, and the latter species is additionally distinguished by having verruculose superficial hyphae with solitary conidiophores
Observations utilizing SEM indicated that, compared to wild type 74, cr-5 has a reduced mycelium containing clusters of conidia formed by highly branched conidiophores
carried on short aerial hyphae.
Somewhat parallel mycelial accumulations beneath stomata were seen extending to form clusters of "basidium-like", spore-bearing, conidiophores
that protrude through the opening of stomata.
Small round conidia were attached to short simple conidiophores
, resembling lollipops.
were sparingly septate and branched, filiform up to 15 p.
The morphological and culture characteristic of the isolated organism were studied also conidia and conidiophores
ditails were considered.