21 Differences between Bacteria and Fungi

Differences between Bacteria and Fungi (Bacteria vs Fungi)

Bacteria Definition Bacteria are single-celled microscopic organisms that are characterized by the presence of incipient nucleus and few membrane-less cell organelles. Bacteria are diverse in shape, size, and color, and their habitats also vary ranging from soil, water, to the insides of living organisms. Bacteria exist in various shapes like cocci, bacillus, or spirilla where the cells are arranged in …

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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 produce millions of very tiny spores known as conidia, that circulate freely in the air and when inhaled. they cause allergic reactions which may be severe in immune-compromised patients. The …

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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 and animals. Trichophyton spp specifically causes tinea infections such as tines pedis (Athletes foot), tinea capitis (ringworms), tinea crusi (jock itch), and infections of the nails, beards, skin, and scalp. …

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Alternaria alternata- An Overview

Morphological and Cultural Features of Alternaria alternata

Alternaria spp Alternaria spp are a group of Ascomycete fungi that are known for their saprophytic nature in decomposing soil and plants. They are ubiquitous, found in soil, air, and plants. They have a clinical impact as well as, it is a plant pathogen. There are over 299 species of Alternaria spp with the most commonly known species including: A. …

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Coccidioidomycosis- An Overview

Arthroconidia of Coccidioides

Coccidioidomycosis is a systemic infection caused by inhalation of Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii spores. It affects both humans and animals. It is also known as Valley fever or cocci or California fever, or desert rheumatism, or San Joaquin Valley fever. The spores of the causative agents are commonly found in soil in endemic areas, where they get distributed into the air. …

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Fusarium spp- An Overview

Fusarium spp

Fusarium is a large group of filamentous fungi belonging to the hyphomycetes. Commonly distributed widely in the soil they are saprophytic fungi known to associate with plants, causing a wide range of plant diseases. This is because of their ability to produce mycotoxins especially in cereal crops, which can cause disease in human and animal hosts if ingested. Fusarium spp …

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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 are absent. 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. …

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