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
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Candida species are yeast and members of the Fungi Imperfecti. They are also widely distributed and often considered to be unicellular organisms, even though they are, in fact polymorphic and can form variety of additional morphotypes, (Grigoriu et al., 1987; Abaitua et al., 1999).
Micro-morphological studies on the degradation of lignified cell walls by Ascomycetes and Fungi Imperfecti. J.
An illustrated guide to aquatic and water borne Hyphomycetes (Fungi Imperfecti) with notes on their biology.