A spore can infect a plant and cause a new lesion which will produce spores in 7-10 days.
The gametophyte is haploid, that is, each cell contains a single complete set of chromosomes, and arises from the germination of a haploid spore .
It is heat-sensitive and dies as it dries, so is a much less attractive weapon than anthrax spores , which are many thousands of times more resistant.
While the spores are not extremely long lived, they could survive this form of movement.
Grain mold fungi also produce spores capable of aerial dispersal in the field as well as within a grain storage bin.
A concentration of just 5 parts per million was adequate to eradicate 50,000 spores under laboratory conditions.
In the production of dry milk these bacterial spores are able to survive the spray-drying process.
At flowering, the fungus grows through the floral tissue and forms masses of spores in place of healthy seed.
Bunt fungi survive as resting spores on contaminated seed.
It reproduces prolifically and produces spores at all stages of its life.