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Asexual stage of an ascomycete (Aspergillus sp.)
Updated on 04/12/2018
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Shown in the picture is the asexual reproductive part of Aspergillus sp. It is a stalk with a swollen head, which bears countless asexual spores. The spores are called conidia and the stalk is called conidiophore. As you can see, the spores are tiny and light, and they are non-motile, therefore, they would go along with the wind for dispersal and each of them is capable of developing a new individual itself.
The conidia can exist in many form and configuration, i.e. the conidia of Penicillium sp. appears as branched, brush-like.
by Lai Pok Nga
Pok Nga: thanks for your information.
petal , sepal , pileus , suspensor , stipe , Labellum , columella , sporangium , pistil , zygosporangium
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