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Related to conidiophore: ascospore, Sporangiospore, conidia, Phialide


A specialized fungal hypha that produces conidia.

co·nid′i·oph′or·ous (kə-nĭd′ē-ŏf′ər-əs) adj.


(Biology) a simple or branched hypha that bears spores (conidia) in such fungi as Penicillium
[C19: from conidium + -phore]
conidiophorous adj


(koʊˈnɪd i əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, kə-)

(in fungi) a stalk or branch of the mycelium, bearing conidia.
[1880–85; conidio-, comb. form of conidium + -phore]
co•nid`i•oph′o•rous (-ˈɒf ər əs) adj.
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Noun1.conidiophore - a specialized fungal hypha that produces conidiaconidiophore - a specialized fungal hypha that produces conidia
hypha - any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus
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Microscopic observation of the hyphae showed that conidiophore was with pyramide-like branch (Figure 2.
2e), having conidiophore with broom like structure (Fig.
Presence of rough conidiophore, with Aspergillus uni/biseriate phialides whose vesicle fumigatus is round with radiate head.
The smear showed plenty of septate hyphae with conidiophore suggestive of aspergillus infection.
Furthermore, the dimensions of the conidia and the morphology of the conidiophore can be altered considerably (Cooke & Godfrey 1964, Haard 1968, Van Oorschot 1985).
Conidiophore dark brown to black brown arising from foot cell.
SnxC1 maps to chromosome I and affects septation and conidiophore structure, leading to sparse conidiation.
Identification of the promising fungal isolate was carried out based on both colony characteristics on PDA plate and microscopic observation of shape, color and arrangement of conidia, conidiophore, and vesicles (Raper and Fennell, 1965) at Indian Type Culture Collection (ITCC), IARI, New Delhi.