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A fungal spore produced by budding.
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(Botany) botany a spore formed by budding, as in certain fungi
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(ˈblæs təˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

a fungal spore that arises by budding.
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The germ tube has parallel walls and no constriction at the point of origin at the blastospore mother cell.
Germinating Candida blastospores can also appear to be branching but can be distinguished by the absence of a constriction between the base of the blastospore and the germ tube.
It may be found in yeast form (blastospore) or mycelial form (pseudohyphae).
The MAD1 adhesin of Metarhizium anisopliae links adhesion with blastospore production and virulence to insects, and the MAD2 adhesin enables attachment to plants.
A blastospore is a unicellular form of the fungus that divides by budding.
Figure 2(c) shows Candida biofilm as a mixture of blastospore, pseudohyphae, and hyphae.
Study of Beauveria bassiana growth, blastospore yield, desiccationtolerance, viability and toxic activity using different liquid media.
Transition from blastospore to hypha is important to both adhesion to cellular and abiotic surfaces as well as to tissue invasion.
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 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.
Effects of water activity on morphology, growth and blastospore production of Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae and Paecilomyces farinosus in batch and fed-batch culture.