arthrospore


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arthrospore

(ˈɑːθrəˌspɔː)
n
1. (Microbiology) a sporelike cell of ascomycetous fungi and some algae produced by a breaking of the hyphae
2. (Microbiology) a resting sporelike cell produced by some bacteria
ˌarthroˈsporic, ˌarthroˈsporous adj

ar•thro•spore

(ˈɑr θrəˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

n.
an asexual spore, usu. one of a string of spores, formed by breakup of the mycelium of a fungus.
[1890–95]
ar`thro•spor′ic (-ˈspɔr ɪk, -ˈspɒr-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arthrospore - a body that resembles a spore but is not an endospore; produced by some bacteria
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
2.arthrospore - one of a string of thick walled vegetative resting cells formed by some algae and fungi
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
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Immunity to coccidioidomycosis induced in mice by purified spherule, arthrospore, and mycelial vaccines.
3]) Sample 1 Duplicate Sample Acremonium species - 6 Alternaria species - - arthrospore former - - Aspergillus niger - - Aspergillus species - - Aureobasidium species - - Cladosporium species 22 39 Epicoccum species - - Fusarium species - - non-sporulating 6 - colonies Olpitrichum species - - Paecilomyces species - - Penicillium species 11 - (mixed) Rhodotorula species - 6 yeast - - Total 39 51 Table 7.
An arthrospore is a spore formed by fragmentation of the tip of the hyphae, whereas a blastospore is produced as an outgrowth along a septate hypha.
The fungal arthrospore developing on hair shafts are potential source of infection.
It also helps production of Arthrospores by Trichosporon.
Microscopical examination of skin scrapings and epilated hair after overnight digestion in 10% KOH solution revealed endothrix pattern of arthrospores within the hair.