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.
Arrows indicate the appearance of wrinkled (I) and crushed (II) hyphae and the presence of macroconidium (III).