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An asexual haploid spore borne on an aerial hypha. In Neurospora two types of conidia are found: oval macroconidia, which are multinucleate, and microconidia, which are smaller, spherical, and uninucleate. When incubated upon suitable medium, a conidium will germinate and form a new mycelium.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.


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