Fungi Imperfecti


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Related to Fungi Imperfecti: Deuteromycota, Mitosporic fungi, Imperfect fungi

Fun·gi Im·per·fec·ti

(fŭn'jī im'pĕr-fek'tī),
A phylum of fungi in which sexual reproduction is not known or in which one of the mating types has not yet been discovered. Formerly, most fungi causing disease in humans were considered asexual and were placed in this class, but studies have revealed that many are not imperfect and that in their sexual forms they can be classified as ascomycetes or basidiomycetes. See: imperfect fungus.

Fun·gi im·per·fec·ti

(fŭng'gī im-pĕr-fek'tī)
A phylum of fungi in which sexual reproduction is not known or in which one of the mating types has not yet been discovered.
Compare: imperfect fungus

Fungi Imperfecti

one of the six phyla of fungi. Called also Deuteromycota. Fungi in this phylum have septate hyphae but their method of reproduction has not been identified.