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o·id·i·a (ō-id'ē-ŭm, ō-id'ē-ă),
Formerly used term for arthroconidium.
[Mod. L. dim. of G. ōon, egg]
n. pl. oid·ia (-ē-ə)
1. A thin-walled spore produced asexually by fragmentation in certain filamentous fungi.
2. Any of various fungi that cause powdery mildew.
oidium Uncertain;an obsolete genus of pathogenic fungi that have been reclassified under various other genera.
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2001) small variations may occur in the morphological characteristics of conidia and of germinative tubes of Oidium
Reactive oxygen species generation and peroxidase activity during Oidium
neolycopersici infection on Lycopersicon species.
That is, until phylloxera and oidium
destroyed most vineyards on the Portugese island at the turn of the twentieth century.