What can fungi infect?
What is fungas?
A chemo-organotrophic eukaryoate that lacks chlorophyll and forms spores
What does the cell wall of fungus contain?
Often chitin or glucan which absorbs nutrients
What is the classification based on?
What do we informally refer to fungi as?
Moulds, yeasts or mushrooms
What are the 3 groups of fungus?
What is the sexual and asexual spore of basidomycetes?
Sexual spore is basidospore
Asexual spores is conidum
What is the sexual and asexual spore of ascomycetes?
Sexual spore is ascospore
Asexual spore is conidium
What is the sexual and asexual spore of zygomycetes?
Sexual spore is zygospore
Asexual spore is sporangiospore
What are examples of basidomycetes?
What are examples of ascompycetes?
What are examples of zygomycetes?
What are examples of basidiomycete pathogens?
What are examples of ascompycete pathogens?
What are examples of zygomycete pathogens?
What is in the structure of a basidiomycete?
What is contained in ascomycetes and where?
Ascospores contained within a sac
What is the structure of a zygomycete?
Rough walled zygote, contains one or more zygospore
What are yeasts?
Fungi that favours a unicellular habit
What are examples of non-fetal diseases caused by fungi?
Athletes foot (caused by epidermophyton)
Thrush (caused by candida spp)
Pityriasis versicolor (caused by malassezia spp)
What is athelete's foot caused by?
What is thrush caused by?
What is pityriasis versicolor caused by?
What are dermatophyte infections?
Fungi have enzymes that degrade and utalise keratin as a nutrient source which is caused by epidermorphyton
What is degrading and utilising keratin as a nutrient known as?
What are 3 fungi that cause skin disease?
What is pityriasis versicolour?
A yeast infection that also forms hyphae in infected skin
What are examples of fungi that can cause fatal disease?
What does candida spp do?
Infects deep organs of patients with immune dysfunction
What does asperigllus spp do?
Infects deep organs of patients undergoing chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation