arthrospore


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ar·thro·co·nid·i·um

(ar'thrō-kŏ-nid'ē-um),
A conidium released by fragmentation or separation at the septum of cells of the hypha.
Synonym(s): arthrospore
[G. arthron, joint, + conidium]

arthrospore

(ar′thrŏ-spor″) [ arthro- + spore]
A fungal spore formed by segmentation. Coccidiodes immitis is a fungus that produces a highly infectious arthrospore when grown at room temperature.

arthrospore

a chain of fungal SPORES.
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These conditions, which might facilitate aerosolization of arthrospores, have been described in studies of coccidioidomycosis epidemics in California (7).
The skin scrapings were placed on clean glass slide and 10% KOH (Potassium Hydroxide) added, and examined for hyphae and arthrospores. The nail specimens were examined after keeping for 24 hours.
The direct examination of skin specimens in 10% KOH under light microscope revealed thin, hyaline, slender, branched hyphae and arthrospores morphologically resembling to dermatophytes.
Measurements of the width of the mycelium and arthrospores (50 sporres) were observed.
Natural infection is acquired by the deposition of viable arthrospores or hyphae on the surface of the susceptible individual.
Direct microscopic examination of skin scrapings/ hair pluckings of 18 infected dogs using KOH clarification revealed presence of chain of arthrospores in hair shaft in one sample while remaining 17 samples were found negative (Fig.
The prepared slide was examined under the microscope for the presence of hyphae and arthrospores.