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Related to conidiophore: ascospore, Sporangiospore, conidia, Phialide


A specialized fungal hypha that produces conidia.

co·nid′i·oph′or·ous (kə-nĭd′ē-ŏf′ər-əs) adj.
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(Biology) a simple or branched hypha that bears spores (conidia) in such fungi as Penicillium
[C19: from conidium + -phore]
conidiophorous adj
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(koʊˈnɪd i əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, kə-)

(in fungi) a stalk or branch of the mycelium, bearing conidia.
[1880–85; conidio-, comb. form of conidium + -phore]
co•nid`i•oph′o•rous (-ˈɒf ər əs) adj.
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Noun1.conidiophore - a specialized fungal hypha that produces conidiaconidiophore - a specialized fungal hypha that produces conidia
hypha - any of the threadlike filaments forming the mycelium of a fungus
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When the environmental factors changed, some of hyphae stop growing and initiate asexual reproduction by forming conidiophore and conidia (Adams, Wieser, & Yu, 1998).
The shapes of hyphae, their thickness, color, septation status, presence of chlamydospores, microconidia and macroconidia, their shape, membrane thickness, their mutual relationship and their relationship with the conidiophore to which they were attached were examined at high magnification (10x40, Olympus BX41, Olympus, Tokyo, Japan).
The mucosa is expanded and contains a solid mat of filamentous branching, 3-6 pm wide, regularly septate, parallel-walled, dichotomous hyphae within an amorphous eosinophilic necrotic matrix and occasional conidiophore (asterisk; hematoxylin and eosin stain; X200).
B) aspergillus flavus conidiophore bearing vesicle (phialides arise circumferentially from the globose vesicle) in Lactophenol cotton blue (LPCB).
* Microscopic (hyphe conidiophore, phialides, and conidia) is performed by carrying out a spreading of the sample between slide and slip cover, then the preparation is stained by blue cotton.
The smear showed plenty of septate hyphae with conidiophore suggestive of aspergillus infection.
Furthermore, the dimensions of the conidia and the morphology of the conidiophore can be altered considerably (Cooke & Godfrey 1964, Haard 1968, Van Oorschot 1985).
Conidiophore dark brown to black brown arising from foot cell.
SnxC1 maps to chromosome I and affects septation and conidiophore structure, leading to sparse conidiation.