Unitary Parameters in Conidiogenesis

  • G. L. Hennebert
  • B. C. Sutton
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 269)


The reasons for the absence of consistent correlations between systematic systems for ascomycetes and deuteromycetes are discussed, especially in relation to the inadequate descriptive terminology for conidiogenous events. Twenty unitary parameters in conidiogenesis are defined and diagrammatically illustrated. Their application to anamorphic genera is viewed as a necessary precursor to the future reassessments of correlations with ascomycetes.


Wall Layer Conidiogenous Cell Wall Building Successive Locus Unitary Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. L. Hennebert
    • 1
  • B. C. Sutton
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mycologie Systématique et Appliquée Université Catholique de Louvain Faculté des Sciences AgronomiquesMycothèque de l’Université Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  2. 2.International Mycological InstituteEgham, SurreyUK

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