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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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Samson (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) based on symptomatology, spores, and conidiophores by Dr.
Identification was made using morphological characteristics of the pathogens (colony characteristics, conidiophores, shape and septation of conidia and other structures) and comparison with appropriate literature.
23) All the lesions displayed cytologic evidence of aspergillosis, confirmed by the presence of branching, septate hyphae, conidiophores, and spores, and were positive for Aspergillus species on culture.
Clusters of intercalary or terminal conidia were formed by sympodial growth from differentiated conidiophores on both media.
Fungal isolates were readily identified by their characteristic morphology such as shape, size, colony morphology, nature of conidiophores, sporangiospores, spores.
Microscopic examination revealed septate hyphae with lateral and terminal conidiophores and chains of ovate conidia characteristic of Penicillium species.