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  • infection
  • Myxozoan spores release amoebulae into their hosts for parasitic infection, but also reproduce within the hosts through the pairing of two nuclei within the plasmodium, which develops from the amoebula. (wikipedia.org)
  • The chestnut blight is a fungal infection affecting the American Chestnut tree that had a devastating economic and social impact on communities in the eastern United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • however
  • In young cultures, the C. coronatus spores have a smooth appearance, however as they mature, the spores gradually become covered with short hair like projections called villi. (wikipedia.org)
  • optimal
  • Fungal growth is affected by the presence of optimal nutrients necessary for growth, by the presence of minerals, by temperature, by pH and by osmotic pressure. (wikipedia.org)
  • formation
  • The most common differentiation is the formation of a bottle shaped cell called a phialide , from which the spores are produced. (wikipedia.org)
  • form
  • In common parlance, the difference between a "spore" and a " gamete " (both together called gonites) is that a spore will germinate and develop into a sporeling , while a gamete needs to combine with another gamete to form a zygote before developing further. (wikipedia.org)
  • Certain
  • Certain minerals are able to stimulate fungal growth, for C. coronatus these minerals are Magnesium and Zinc. (wikipedia.org)