macroconidium

mac·ro·co·nid·i·um

, pl.

mac·ro·co·nid·i·a

(mak'rō-kō-nid'ē-ŭm, -ă),
1. A conidium, or exospore, of large size.
2. In fungi, the larger of two distinctively different-sized types of conidia in a single species, thick- or thin-walled and composed of 2 to 10 cells; characteristic of most dermatophytes and some other genera for example, Histoplasma, Fusarium.
[macro- + Mod. L. dim. fr. G. konis, dust]
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Macroconidium Isolate C (1) x L (2) Septa Fus-01 22.2 [+ or -] 8.4 x 4.0 [+ or -] 1.5 3.2 [+ or -] 1.2 Fus-02 61.0 [+ or -] 23.2 x 5.00 [+ or -] 1.9 6.0 [+ or -] 2.2 Fus-03 -- -- Fus-04 19.8 [+ or -] 7.5 x 4.00 [+ or -] 1.5 3.1 [+ or -] 1.2 Microconidium Isolate Format C (1) Clam (3) Fus-01 -- -- + Fus-02 Elliptical 5.8 [+ or -] 2.2 + Fus-03 Cylindrical 8.1 [+ or -] 3.0 - Fus-04 Cylindrical 8.0 [+ or -] 3.0 - (1) Length ([micro]m) and (2) Width ([micro]m); (3) Presence of chlamydospores Error calculated at [alpha] 0.05.
Although reproductive structures were not observed massively in the collar surface, some areas of the collar presented disperse macroconidium (Figure 3F).
Arrows indicate the appearance of wrinkled (I) and crushed (II) hyphae and the presence of macroconidium (III).