Reproduction in fungi

Fungi reproduce by either:

1- Sexual reproduction:

formation of Zygospore, ascospores or basidiospores

Zygospore

Zygospore

Ascus with Ascospores

Ascus with Ascospores

Ascospores in the ascus

Ascospores in the ascus

Basidia and basidiospores

Basidia and basidiospores

Basidiospores

Basidiospores


2- Asexual reproduction :

Budding or fission

Budding yeasts

Budding yeasts

Asexual spores are formed on or in specialized structures. Vary in size, shape & colour but these characteristics are constant for a particular species. two main forms are:

  • Micro conidia – Small, single celled
  • Macro conidia – Large, single or many celled
Macro vs Micro conidia

Macro vs Micro conidia

Macroconidia and miccroconidia

Macroconidia and miccroconidia

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