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a·sep·tate

(ă-sep'tāt, ā-),
In fungi, lacking cross walls in a hyphal filament or a spore.
[G. a- priv. + L. saeptum, a partition]
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Conidia solitary, dry, straight, some time remain in bundles at the base, slightly curve at the tips, cylindrical in the middle, aseptate, colorless, smooth, 12-15 x 1.52|jiti (Figures 2; A and B).
A KOH wet mount showed broad aseptate hyphae with right-angled branching.
The degradation of lindane by Gram negative, motile with single polar flagellum, rod shaped bacteria (Psuedomonas putida) and the fungi with aseptate and unbranched hyphae (Aspergillus fumigatus).
These stains showed broad aseptate hyphae enclosed in giant cells.
Broad aseptate ribbon shaped hyphae on direct microscopy helps in diagnosis in such cases.
Fungal colonies were identified (Larone 1995; Watanabe 1994) to the genus level on the basis of gross morphology of a colony, color (top and bottom surfaces), and results of microscopic examination (320X magnification) of hyphae morphology (aseptate or septate), microconidia and macroconidia, and other fruiting structures.
Rhizoidal hyphae are aseptate; frequently, these hyphae give rise to oval-shaped vesicles of ca.
Papanicolaou stained filter preparations showed numerous acute inflammatory cells, reactive bronchial cells and broad, ribbonlike aseptate fungal hyphae with right angled branching at irregular intervals consistent with Rhizopus /mucor infection (Figures 1A and 1B).
The present study revealed: 1) seven different types of trichomes: conical, aseptate flagellate, filiform flagellate, 1-armed, 2-4-armed, bulbiferous flagellate, and glandular biseriate; 2) that 28 of the total of 38 species have trichomes in tufts; 3) six different types of stomata: anomocytic, anisocytic, cyclocytic, actinocytic, tetracytic, and staurocytic; 4) that some trichome types, such as 2-4-armed (B.
In the case of vegetative filaments, or mycelia, they can be either septate or aseptate (coenocytic).
In tissue and in culture, clinically significant zygomycete hyphae can often be distinguished from other invasive hyaline molds by their greater width and obtuse branching pattern[1,4,5] A term often used by surgical pathologists and frequently encountered in the literature, aseptate, is also ascribed to the zygomycetes.
Menhaden lesions were characterized by necrotizing dermatitis and myositis with severe chronic granulomatous inflammation containing aseptate fungal hyphae (23,24).