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A thick-walled fungal spore that is derived from a hyphal cell and can function as a resting spore.

[Latin chlamys, chlamyd-, mantle; see chlamys + spore.]


(Microbiology) a thick-walled asexual spore of many fungi: capable of surviving adverse conditions


(kləˈmɪd əˌspɔr, -ˌspoʊr)

a thick-walled asexual resting spore of certain fungi and algae.
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Noun1.chlamydospore - thick-walled asexual resting spore of certain fungi and algae
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"
teliospore - a chlamydospore that develops in the last stage of the life cycle of the rust fungus
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In some cases infectious source in the form of chlamydospores can be brought into vigorous trees with side drought by insects-xylophages, flown out of stressed trees.
The topics include the influence of light on the biology of Trichoderma, asexual development from conidia to chlamydospores, metabolomic approaches to studying their interaction with plants, marine-derived Trichoderma as a source of new bioactive metabolites, and Trichoderma as a human pathogen.
This is because ectomycorrhizal inoculum can persist for a short time after a disturbance as chlamydospores, sclerotia, on root tips of surviving trees, and, briefly, as hyphae emanating from dying or recently dead root tips.
ramorum, finding that a common lineage produces more chlamydospores when cultured on salt medium.
Chlamydospores are incorporated into soil with crop residues, and they may survive there for one to several years, infecting the roots of any susceptible crop that is planted.