Fungus


Fungus is one of the kingdoms under eukaryotic domain. It consists of organisms with eukaryotic cells. Fungi possess chitinous cell wall and the majority are multicellular with filaments which are called hyphae although we also have unicellular fungi such as yeast. They propagate by sexual, and asexual reproduction together with vegetative growth.

 Fungi are classified into the following subkingdoms

bullet Chytridiomycota
bullet Blastocladiomycota
bullet Neocallimastigomycota
bullet Glomeromycota
bullet Zygomycota
bullet Dikarya (including Deuteromycota)
bullet Ascomycota
bullet Basidiomycota

Several fungal groups cause disease in the human.

 


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