Characteristics of Fungi

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. They do not have vascular system. Xylem and Phloem … Read more

Rhizopus spp- An Overview

Rhizopus spp

Rhizopus spp are saprophytic fungi found on plants and it is parasitic on animals. They are multicellular fungi, with about 8 species. They are responsible for causing an opportunistic infection … Read more

Yeast Artificial Chromosomes (YACs)

Yeast Artificial Chromosomes (YACs)

Yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs) are genetically engineered chromosomes derived from the DNA of the yeast. It is a human-engineered DNA molecule used to clone DNA sequences in yeast cells. They are … Read more

Classification of Fungi

Classification of Fungi

Classification of Fungi Fungi are eukaryotic microorganisms. They can occur as yeasts, molds, or as a combination of both forms. Some fungi are capable of causing superficial, cutaneous, subcutaneous, systemic … Read more

Microsporum spp- An Overview

Microsporum spp

Microsporum spp are dermatophyte fungi that cause cutaneous infections of the nails, hair, and skin, known as dermatophytosis. They are ascomycetous molds producing macroconidial spores which are distinct for these … Read more

Aspergillus clavatus- An Overview

Aspergillus clavatus

What is Aspergillus clavatus? Aspergillus clavatus is a pathogenic species of fungi, that produces mycotoxins that cause severe pulmonary disease, an allergic reaction commonly known as malt’s worker’s lung. They … Read more

Trichophyton spp- An Overview

Trichophyton mentagrophyte

Trichophyton is a dermatophyte fungus classified along with Epidermophyton and Microsporum spp. Dermatophytic fungi are known to cause of dermatophytosis, a cutaneous infection of the skin, hair, and nails, in humans … Read more