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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.
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was considered to have germinated if it had a germ tube at least as long as the smallest diameter of the conidium
All isolates were subsequently propagated from a single 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.
After 24 h growth, a solitary grown conidium
was considered to have germinated if the germ tube was at least as long as the width of the conidium