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What are the general classification of fungi?

What are the general classification of fungi?

Fungi are usually classified in four divisions: the Chytridiomycota (chytrids), Zygomycota (bread molds), Ascomycota (yeasts and sac fungi), and the Basidiomycota (club fungi). Placement into a division is based on the way in which the fungus reproduces sexually.

What are the 4 types of fungal infections of the skin?

What are the most common fungal skin infections?

  • Ringworm of the body (tinea corporis) Contrary to its name, ringworm is caused by a fungus and not a worm.
  • Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis)
  • Jock itch (tinea cruris)
  • Ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis)
  • Tinea versicolor.
  • Cutaneous candidiasis.
  • Onychomycosis (tinea unguium)

How does fungi form on skin?

When dermatophyte skin infection occurs, fungal spores from the environment that are normally harmlessly attached to the top layers of the skin germinate into tubes called mycelia. The dermatophytes reach into the upper, keratin-rich layers of the skin (epidermis) by extending long, branched ropes called hyphae.

What are general characteristic of fungi?

Characteristics of Fungi Fungi are eukaryotic, non-vascular, non-motile and heterotrophic organisms. They may be unicellular or filamentous. They reproduce by means of spores. Fungi exhibit the phenomenon of alternation of generation. Fungi lack chlorophyll and hence cannot perform photosynthesis.

Which of the following are characteristics of fungi?

Characteristics of Fungi

  • Fungi are eukaryotic organisms means they have true nucleus which are enclosed in membranes.
  • They are non-vascular organisms.
  • Fungi have cell walls (plants also have cell walls, but animals have no cell walls).
  • There is no embryonic stage for fungi.
  • They reproduce by means of spores.

What are general characteristics of fungus?

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