Taylor, John W. Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California.
Raper, John R. Formerly, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Williams, Marvin C. Department of Biology, University of Nebraska, Kearney, Nebraska.
- General Characteristics
- Asexual reproduction
- Sexual reproduction
- Pattern of sexuality
- Product of sexual fusion
- Industrial applications
- Nutritional requirements
- Physiological associations
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Nucleated, usually filamentous, sporebearing organisms devoid of chlorophyll; typically reproducing both sexually and asexually; living as parasites in plants, animals, or other fungi, or as saprobes on plant or animal remains, in aquatic, marine, terrestrial, or subaerial habitats. Yeasts, mildews, rusts, mushrooms, and truffles are examples of fungi.
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