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A somatic or reproductive structure that originates without nuclear recombination (asexual reproduction); the imperfect part of the life cycle of fungi.
[G. ana, up, + morphē, form]
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A brand name for MORPHINE.
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  1. the asexual (imperfect) stage of FUNGI.
  2. the asexual form (morph) of fungi. Compare TELEOMORPH.
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A new species of the genus Cordyceps and its Metarhizium anamorph. Acta Mycol.
Molecular characterization of reptile pathogens currently known as members of the Chrysosporium anamorph of Nannizziopsis vriesii complex and relationship with some human-associated isolates.
Kubicek, "The G-alpha protein GNA3 of Hypocrea jecorina (Anamorph Trichoderma reesei) regulates cellulase gene expression in the presence of light," Eukaryotic Cell, vol.
re-evaluated Graphium-like anamorphs that had long been considered G.
Based on these theories, most of researchers paid attention to the anamorph of Chinese Cordyceps, and its metabolites, such as cordycepin, cordycepic acid and other nucleosides, etc., but ignored the active constituent from other endogenetic fungi.
Candida is the most representative, but that occurs because there are a great number of asexual phase (anamorph) species classified in this genus, which is a polyphyletic group [5,16].
Some traditional Chinese therapies include using Hirsutella sinensis (the anamorph of Cordyceps sinensis), Antrodia cinnamomea, and Ganoderma lucidum as an energy booster; water mycelium extracts of this fungus have been known to reduce LPS-induced endotoxemia when used on high-fat diet mice [56] (Table 1).
sinensis and its anamorph possess a variety of biologically effective compounds with extensive pharmacological effects [3].
Munk, "The occurrence of Mycosphaerella graminicola and its anamorph Septoria tritici in winter wheat during the growing season," European Journal of Plant Pathology, vol.