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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.


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


(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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5, temperature 40 C, inoculum size of 6x106 conidia in 50 mL of culture medium and agitation rate of 200 rev/min.
Conidia were multicellular, smoothwalled, olivaceous brown, ovoidal to broadly clavate, curved at subterminal cell from the base, and had three septa [Figure 2].
The conidia are then harvested and formulated into biopesticide products that can be applied to field- or greenhouse-grown crops as alternatives to synthetic chemical pesticides.
LPCB MOUNT: Septate hyphae with unbranched coniodophore terminating in vesicle, covered entirely with chains of round conidia in 4 cases (suggestive of Aspergillus niger) and conidia covering only upper half of vesicle in 7 cases (suggestive of Aspergillus fumigatus)
8] conidia kg-1 alone and in combination with DE Protect-It[TM] applied at the rate 100 and 200 ppm, respectively.
On cytologic examination of the corneal scrape, large numbers of small, blue, round-to-ovoid, fungal conidia were embedded singly and in large aggregates in abundant mucin.
Conidia were harvested with distilled water containing 0.
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.
The cadaver can produce resting spores that transmit the disease in the next year, or conidia which can transmit the disease in the current year (Carruthers et al.