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n. pl. co·nid·i·a (-ē-ə)
An asexually produced fungal spore, formed on a conidiophore.

[New Latin, from Greek konis, dust.]

co·nid′i·al (-əl) adj.
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n, pl -nidia (-ˈnɪdɪə)
(Biology) an asexual spore formed at the tip of a specialized hypha (conidiophore) in fungi such as Penicillium
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek konis dust + ium]
coˈnidial, coˈnidian adj
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(koʊˈnɪd i əm, kə-)

n., pl. -nid•i•a (-ˈnɪd i ə)
(in fungi) an asexual spore formed by abstriction at the top of a hyphal branch.
[1865–70; < Greek kón(is) dust]
co•nid′i•al, co•nid′i•an, adj.
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Noun1.conidium - an asexually produced fungal spore formed on a conidiophore
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"
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Microscopic examination revealed that hypha of Botryosphaeriaceae was broad, brown, with many septa and granular cytoplasm without conidia. To identify the genera, sporulation of conidia was done on 2% water agar medium.
chrysogenum shows four different morphological forms i.e., conidia, hyphae, wide swollen hyphal fragments named yeast like forms and metabolically inactive arthrospores during fermentation (Bartoshevic et al., 1990).
Germination percent was determined by randomly examining 100 conidia under an Axiostar plus magnifier (Carl Zeiss, Gottingen, Germany) using a contrast phase microscope at 400x.
Because the mold was identified as belonging to the genus Penicillium (Latin for "brush," referring to the chains of conidia that resemble a paintbrush or broom), Fleming named the antibacterial substance penicillin.
Basically, conidia and conidial head structure are the most important morphological features that used by mycologists to identify and classify Aspergillus species into genera or distinguish closely related species.
Pulmonary aspergillosis is an acute or chronic lung disease due to aspergillus infection and daily inhalation of aspergillus conidia. Clinically, it is classified into chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA).
fumigatus conidia. Daily oral VCZ at 20 or 40 mg/kg was initiated 24 hours after infection (PI); infected diluent-treated birds were given deionized water orally.
bassiana produces conidia for dispersal, transmission, and infection of other insect pests.
Bacterial culture did not demonstrate any growth, but fungal cultures grew branching narrow hyphae with septations and conidia in a bouquet-like appearance leading to a presumptive diagnosis of Sporothrix schenkii (Figure 2).
Suspensions of fresh conidia scraped from the medium surface were quantified using a haemocytometer and adjusted to a final concentration of 5 x 104 conidia/[micro]L in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS).