Problems in application of the terms ‘blastic’ and ‘thallic’ to modes of conidiogenesis in some onygenalean fungi

  title={Problems in application of the terms ‘blastic’ and ‘thallic’ to modes of conidiogenesis in some onygenalean fungi},
  author={Lynne Sigler},
  • L. Sigler
  • Published 1 June 1989
  • Materials Science
  • Mycopathologia
In 1969, specialists at the Kananaskis hyphomycete workshop coined the terms ’blastic’ and ’thallic’ to describe two distinct modes of conidiogenesis. Since then, the original concepts have been slightly modified and redefined, and the terms have been widely adopted in taxonomic descriptions of conidial fungi. Problems arise in the application of these terms to conidial development in fungi which demonstrate morphological plasticity ranging from fragmentation of a hypha to extrusion of a… 
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