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A fungal spore produced by budding.


(Botany) botany a spore formed by budding, as in certain fungi


(ˈblæs təˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

a fungal spore that arises by budding.
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The ability to transform from blastospore to hypha and back, known as morphogenesis, is closely linked with virulence.
The blastospore is the more common and is prevalent at temperatures below 37 [degrees] C; the germinated form is usually seen only above 37 [degrees] C.
Presently, 3 Ifr strains are available for research as blastospore formulations in the U.
The first of these, the blastospore, is prevalent in temperatures below 37 [degrees] C.
albicans suspension contained the blastospore form, as determined by phase contrast microscopy.
albicans cells were present as blastospores (yeast forms) attached to the surface of the disk, which appeared as a haze-like film covering the fungal microcolonies.
LCF has proven economical to use, yielding blastospores or microsclerotia in 2-3 days versus 10-14 days for conidia using traditional solid-substrate culture methods, says Jackson.
The Effect of Selected Allelochemicals on Germination of Conidia and Blastospores and Mycelial Growth of the Entomopathogenic Fungus, Paecilomyces fumosorseus (Deuteromycotina; Hyphomycetes).
The substrate was autoclaved for 1 h at 121[degrees]C and inoculated with 3-day old culture of blastospores.
dermatitidis because alveolar macrophages inhibit the transformation of blastospores into yeast.
paid particular attention to the possible presence of fungal blastospores in peripheral blood smears routinely taken for the monitoring of the white blood cell count in febrile leukemic patients.