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n. pl. co·nid·i·a (-ē-ə)
An asexually produced fungal spore, formed on a conidiophore.

[New Latin, from Greek konis, dust.]

co·nid′i·al (-əl) adj.


n, pl -nidia (-ˈnɪdɪə)
(Biology) an asexual spore formed at the tip of a specialized hypha (conidiophore) in fungi such as Penicillium
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek konis dust + ium]
coˈnidial, coˈnidian adj


(koʊˈnɪd i əm, kə-)

n., pl. -nid•i•a (-ˈnɪd i ə)
(in fungi) an asexual spore formed by abstriction at the top of a hyphal branch.
[1865–70; < Greek kón(is) dust]
co•nid′i•al, co•nid′i•an, adj.
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Noun1.conidium - an asexually produced fungal spore formed on a conidiophore
spore - a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion; "a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes"
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Conidial production (conidiogenesis) was estimated from 5 randomly selected colonies (n = 2 replicates x 5 repetitions) grown in PDA culture medium under the different treatment levels after ten days of incubation.
Conidial suspensions were prepared in sterile distilled water containing 1% Tween-20.
In the first system (plants system with one hypocoltyl), the separation was temporal, where 5 week-old tomato plants were used, in which, there root system was watered with 10 ml conidial suspension (106 spores/ml) of either the pathogen or the antagonist.
Dark septate fungi are defined by Jumpponen (2001) as conidial or sterile fungi that colonize living plant roots without causing any apparent negative effects.
We also inoculated detached leaves from these cultivars with conidial suspensions of two C.
Conidial suspension was prepared from seven day old cultures with concentrations maintained at [10.
alternata, is a ubiquitous, facultatively plant-pathogenic or saprobic species known to produce allergenic airborne conidial spores (Sanchez and Bush 2001).
Comparative response of strawberries to conidial root dip inoculations and infection by soilborne micro-sclerotia of Verticillium dahliae Kleb.
The papers here reflect current interest in Aspergillus, including research that is mapping nine of its species, with topics including a review of molecular phylogenetics, phylogeny and subgeneric taxonomy, the role of ochratoxin A in profiling and specialization, genomics and DHN-malanin conidial pigmentation, extracellular enzymes and utilization of plant matter, the presence of sexual genes, mycoviruses, Aspergillus in grapes and coffee, its genetic diversity, its DNA sequence, azole resistance, and its role in human keraomycosis.