Can You Describe Asexual Reproduction In Fungi?


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Asexual reproduction takes place by spores, conidia, fragmentation and budding.

Spores are a common means of reproduction in fungi. They are produced inside the reproductive structures called sporangia, which are cut off from the hyphae by complete septa.

Spores show following characteristics:
They may be produced by sexual or a sexual process.
They are haploid.
They are non motile and not needing water for their dispersal.
They are small and produced in very large number.
They are usually unicellular.
They are dispersed by wind.

They are non motile, asexual spores which are formed at the tips of modified hyphae called

They are not found inside the sporangia, but usually in the form of chains or clusters.
These may be produced in a very large number.
They can survive for weeks.

Fragmentation is simple breaking of mycelium of some fungal hyphae; each broken fragment gives rise to a new mycelium.

Unicellular yeasts reproduce by budding or by simple, relatively equal cell division. The budding is an asymmetric division in which tiny outgrowth or bud is produced which may separate and grow as a separate individual.

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