<ul><li>Mycologists never observed the sexual reproduction of fungi in the imperfect fungi group.</li></ul>It is said that these fungi may have lost their sexual phase through the course of evolution <br />Because...<br />Basically because of the fact that the sexual reproduction of these fungi are not observe so scientists decided to classify it to other group referred as the Imperfect Fungi<br />
Fungi which cannot be classified as zygomycetes (zygote fungi), ascomycetes (sac fungi) nor basidiomycetes (club fungi)<br />Deuteromycota (Imperfect Fungi)<br />Examples of Basidiomycetes<br />Example of Ascomycetes<br />Example of Zygomycetes<br />
What Are These Fungi?<br />They are heterogenous group of unrelated species<br />They Reproduce asexually by producing conidia on hyphae called conidiophores<br /> Conidia -asexual, non-motile <br /> spores of a fungus<br />
If they are imperfect, then why are they considered as Fungi?<br />
Because....<br /><ul><li> Their multicellular tissues are similar </li></ul> to hyphae of sac and club fungi<br /><ul><li>They have erect hyphae with asexual </li></ul> spores, called conidia, which <br /> are similar to those of the sac fungi <br /> and club fungi<br />Basically because of their common characteristics to the other types of fungi<br />
Examples of Imperfect Fungi<br /><ul><li>Aspergillus niger
used for improving the taste and texture of cheeses</li></li></ul><li>Cartage.Org- Classification of Fungi:<br />http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/sciences/botanicalsciences/majordivisions/kingdomfungi/Fungi/Fungi.htm#Ascomycetes<br />Google Definitions:<br />WordNet- Definition of Deuteromycota:<br />wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn<br />Science Clarified- Fungi:<br />http://www.scienceclarified.com/Ex-Ga/Fungi.html<br />Fungi - Deuteromycota, Imperfect Fungi:<br />http://science.jrank.org/pages/2895/Fungi-Deuteromycota-imperfect-fungi.html<br />Biology<br />Microbiology<br />Sources<br />
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