Deuteromycota- Imperfect Fungi Cj Balicanta` Jeremy Magdaong` Geo Robeniol `Celina Alejandro`Gianne Pagulayan` Mara Tan
Why are they called ‘imperfect’?
Mycologists never observed the sexual reproduction of fungi in the imperfect fungi group.
It is said that these fungi may have lost their sexual phase through the course of evolution Because... 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
Fungi which cannot be classified as zygomycetes (zygote fungi), ascomycetes (sac fungi) nor basidiomycetes (club fungi) Deuteromycota (Imperfect Fungi) Examples of Basidiomycetes Example of Ascomycetes Example of Zygomycetes
What Are These Fungi? They are heterogenous group of unrelated species They Reproduce asexually by producing conidia on hyphae called conidiophores Conidia -asexual, non-motile spores of a fungus
If they are imperfect, then why are they considered as Fungi?
Their multicellular tissues are similar
to hyphae of sac and club fungi
They have erect hyphae with asexual
spores, called conidia, which are similar to those of the sac fungi and club fungi Basically because of their common characteristics to the other types of fungi
Examples of Imperfect Fungi
causes black mold; common food contaminant
causes athlete’s foot
source of penicillin
source of immunosuppressant ciclosporin
other species of Penicillium
used for improving the taste and texture of cheeses
Cartage.Org- Classification of Fungi: http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/sciences/botanicalsciences/majordivisions/kingdomfungi/Fungi/Fungi.htm#Ascomycetes Google Definitions: WordNet- Definition of Deuteromycota: wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn Science Clarified- Fungi: http://www.scienceclarified.com/Ex-Ga/Fungi.html Fungi - Deuteromycota, Imperfect Fungi: http://science.jrank.org/pages/2895/Fungi-Deuteromycota-imperfect-fungi.html Biology Microbiology Sources