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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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Caption: Two conidiophores of Penicillium frequentans fungi, also known as P glabrum.
Two conidiophores are formed, one from the foot cells and the other come out of the vesicle.
Conidiophores were hyaline, smooth walled ranging in length from 300 - 700 mm while 6 um in diameter becoming darker at the apex and terminating in sub-globose to globose vesicle that range 20 - 40 um in diameter.
Larvae of (A) Anticarsia gemmatalis and (B) Trichoplusia ni infected by Metarhizium rileyi, collected from soybean plants in the states of Tamaulipas and Veracruz, Mexico; (C) Conidiophores of M.
Conidiophores with nodulisporium-like branching pattern, erect, 150-400 [mu]m high, brown-reddish, roughened.
They are pyriform or clavate and are born directly on the hyphae or on short conidiophores.
Additionally, the microscopic characteristics of the isolates, like their conidia, conidiophores, and hyphae, were observed under an electric compound microscope (True Vision Microscope USA) at high power objective (400X) and oil immersion objective (1000X).
The hyphae are narrow with septations and branching with tapering conidiophores rising at right angles.
Fruiting bodies (conidiophores) were visible, including the stalk (variably present), central vesicle with circumferentially biseriate, radiating linear metulae and phialides, and peripheral round, pigmented conidia (Figures 4(a) and 4(b)) and Grocott's methenamine silver stain rarely demonstrated septae.
Conidiophores arising from the tissues were gently crushed in sterile water, and conidia were viewed with optical microscopy.