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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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The fungus was successfully isolated from the gills and surface lesions on plates of Sabouraud dextrose agar, on which it produced an abundant cotton-wool type of mycelium, with yellowish or purplish-colored areas in the mycelium; conidiospores with oblong or ovoid septate macroconidia were produced, and served to confirm the diagnosis as Fusarium sp.
It has been constructed by a combination of low-dose UV induction of strain N402 (one induction for each marker) and mitotic recombination by inducing segregation of spontaneously arising diploid conidiospores isolated from a heterokaryon (e.
An antifungal compound produced by Bacillus subtilis YM 10-20 inhibits germination of Penicillium roqueforti conidiospores.