resting spore

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a spore of certain algae or fungi that lies dormant

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An additional 2% of 4th instar, 2% of 5th instar, and 3% of adult cadavers were determined to have died of fungal infection when microscope examinations revealed the presence of fungal hyphae, conidia, or resting spores.
However, long rotations of at least 3 or 4 years are required to reduce the incidence of disease inoculum such as the thick-walled resting spores of fusarium or the microsclerotia of verticillium.
While in the cadavers, the fungus produces resting spores that wash into the soil.