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Conidia are asexual spores of fungus. This article is about human asexuality; asexual reproduction is a separate topic. ... The term spore has several different meanings in biology. ... Divisions Microsporidia Chytridiomycota Zygomycota Ascomycota Basidiomycota Fungi (singular: fungus) are a major group of living things, originally considered plants but now treated as the separate kingdom Fungi. ...

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Midwest Biological Control News (692 words)
Conidia are produced externally on mainly early-instar cadavers and are critical for disease transmission during a season.
Conidia were abundant in the air during sporadic intervals when gypsy moth populations were relatively high (>20,000 egg masses/ha in 1992), but were almost undetectable when gypsy moth larvae were scarce (<100 egg masses/ha at the beginning of the 1993 field season).
Conidia were only present in the air after periods of leaf wetness, with a lag of 5 to 16 hours from the start of leaf wetness to conidial presence, and large releases of conidia only occurred during extended stormy periods.
Entomophthora muscae (727 words)
A halo of primary conidia often surrounds the cadaver, and is particularly evident on glass surfaces.
Large primary conidia are produced soon after the fly dies, but in the event no hosts are available for the primary conidia, a smaller secondary conidia may develop from the primary conidia.
Conidia are produced at the apex of a conidiophore, and when mature, are forcibly ejected onto the surrounding surface area.
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