Parasexual cycle of Fungi
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Parasexual cycle in Fungi

The Parasexual Cycle is defined as a cycle in which plasmogamy, karyogamy and meiosis (haploidisation) take place but not at a specified time or at specified points in the life-cycle of an organism.

Basidiomycetes Life cycle, Characters, Significance, Mycelium
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Basidiomycetes Life cycle, Characteristics, Significance, Mycelium

Basidiomycetes are harmful as well as useful. Their attack foods and ornamental plants, cause many different diseases including seedling diseases, wood rots, root and stem rots, seed diseases (smuts), and rusts, on the other hand, it used as humans foods.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae Life cycle, Morphology, Economic Importance.
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Saccharomyces Life cycle, Morphology, Economic Importance.

Yeast or Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a eukaryotic, unicellular microorganism and a member of the fungus kingdom. These are the unicellular microorganism which is evolved from multicellular ancestors.

Rhizopus stolonifer: Life Cycle, Habitat, Nutrition, Disease, Importance.
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Rhizopus stolonifer: Life Cycle, Habitat, Nutrition, Disease, Importance.

Rhizopus stolonifer is responsible for ripe fruits, such as strawberries, melon, and peach, mainly those contain wounds and higher sugar content. During germination, it produces esterases, including cutinase which enable the penetration of fungus into the plant cell wall.

Classification of Fungi
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Classification of Fungi: Gymnomycota, Mastigomycota, Amastigomycota.

The fungi are classified based on the characteristics of the sexual spores and fruiting bodies present during the sexual stages of their life cycles. Therefore, based on characteristics of their sexual stages and morphology of their asexual spores and thalli they are classified into different groups.