The fungi are traditionally classified according to the micro-anatomy of their fruiting bodies, the familiar mushrooms and toadstools. However there are some species that are only known to reproduce asexually and so never form a fruiting body, making it difficult to classify them. These include about 25,000 species and are often given the group name Deuteromycota or the Fungi Imperfecti. Members of this group may be assigned to their proper place in the classification system when more information becomes available.
Photographs of a cicada and a beetle killed by this fungus.
Photographs and information on this species which is an aggressive parasite of insects, killing the flies it infects.
Article by Tom Volk on this fungus, a parasite which causes Chestnut Blight and which has devastated the chestnut trees of North America.
Information from Wikipedia on this group of anamorphic fungi, also known as Fungi imperfecti or mitosporic fungi, that are known only in an asexually reproducing form.
Article by Tom Volk on this fungus which is a frequent cause of the condition Athlete’s Foot.
Photograph of this species which causes dandruff.
Description of this fungus which colonises skin, with information on its pathogenicity and clinical significance, and its macroscopic and microscopic features.
Information from Wikipedia on this fungus which can be used to kill harmful nematodes.
Tom Volk provides photographs and information on this fungus, found growing in a kangaroo's pouch, which provides a missing link between fungi and plants.
Illustrated article by Tom Volk and Nik Zitomer on this deuteromycete mold which is believed to cause “sick building syndrome”.
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