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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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These species are differentiated based on conidial characteristics including size, septation, pigmentation and the presence or absence of apical appendages.
The colony characters observed were; color of culture and reverse, number of growth zones, colony diameter (cm), presence of aerial and submerged mycelia, type of conidial chains and abundance of conidia.
Furthermore, their sporulation was light to moderate with broom like conidial spores (Fig.
Because of the great variability in isolates (11), various conidial densities were used in the bioassay rather than sporulating strains.
The antifungal activity of tough lovegrass leaf and root extracts were evaluated by micelial growth inhibition and conidial germination inhibition.
The pea mildew conidia may germinates upto 30 [degrees]C, however, maximum conidial germination was recorded at 20-20 [degrees]C.