[koh-nid-ee-uh m, kuh-]
- (in fungi) an asexual spore formed by abstriction at the top of a hyphal branch.
Origin of conidium
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The conidia of P. densa are similar, but the germination is different.
It may be that the conidia themselves are in some sort of abnormal condition.
Brefeld regards the budding process as the formation of conidia.
The spores of Ferns, ascospores, and some conidia are also liberated explosively.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
The warmth and moisture are, in fact, the conditions necessary for the germination of the conidia.
- 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
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- An asexually produced fungal spore, formed on a conidiophore.
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- An asexually produced fungal spore, formed on a conidiophore. Most conidia are dispersed by the wind and can endure extremes of cold, heat, and dryness. When conditions are favorable, they germinate and grow into hyphae.
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