Acospores is the sexual spore of the fungi ascomycota. Many of its species are pathogens of plants, animals, and humans, causing infections like allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.
The genus Acospores is a recently discovered class that was once classified with Deuteromycota.
We didn’t know much about it until the late 20th century, when extensive research was carried out to study this spore that causes so many problems.
Research revealed that acospores are formed in ascus under optimal conditions, and a single ascus typically contains about eight ascospores (also known as octad).
The ascus’s eight spores are produced by meiosis followed by a mitotic division and then two meiotic divisions that turn the original diploid zygote nucleus into four haploid ones.
Meaning that the original diploid cell from which the whole process begins contains two complete sets of chromosomes.
Furthermore, we also found out that in preparation for meiosis, the entire DNA of both sets is duplicated in order to make a total of four sets.
After that, the nucleus containing the four sets divides twice, separating into four new nuclei, each of which has its own complete set of chromosomes.
Next, each of the four new nuclei duplicates its DNA and undergoes a division by mitosis once again. As a result, once the entire process is over, the ascus contains four pairs of spores.
Those spores then spread through wind, landing on fruits and vegetables — which leads to contamination.
Acospores sp is one of the most common causes of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, which typically has the following six symptoms:
- Runny nose
- Shortness of breath
- Reduced ability to smell
Although none of those symptoms are serious, health experts say that aspergillosis can lead to permanent damage to your lungs if it’s not treated right away.
Since acospores sp is developing resistance to antibiotics, there’s no knowing whether the medicines that can treat it today will work tomorrow.
Currently, an infection caused by acospores sp is typically treated by applying antibiotic creams directly to the skin or by taking antibiotics orally.
All that being said, unless you’re already suffering from a disease caused by acospores sp, you shouldn’t be worrying about the treatment.
You should be worrying about how to prevent the disease.
Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So why not take safety precautions right now, so you won’t have to face the risk of catching a disease caused by acospores sp?
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