conidium


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Related to conidium: conidiospore, conidia, conidiophores

co·nid·i·um

, pl.

co·nid·i·a

(ko-nid'ē-ŭm, -ē-ă),
An asexual spore of fungi borne externally in various ways.
[Mod. L. dim. fr. G. konis, dust]

conidium

/co·nid·i·um/ (kah-nid´e-um) pl. conid´ia   [L.] an asexually produced fungal spore.

conidium

a sexual SPORE found in certain fungi and borne on a conidiophore which is a specialized HYPHA.

conidium

pl. conidia; an asexual spore of fungi borne on hyphae. There are many types of conidia, blastoconidia, arthroconidium, annelloconidium, phialoconidium, poroconidia and aleurioconidia.
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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.
A conidium was considered to have germinated if the germ tube was at least as long as the width of the conidium.