perfect fungus

[ pûrfĭkt ]

n.

A fungus known to have both sexual and asexual stages in its life cycle.
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Science definitions for perfect fungus

perfect fungus


Any of various fungi that have both a sexual phase and an asexual phase and reproduce by both sexually and asexually produced spores. Ascomycetes, basidiomycetes, and zygomycetes are perfect fungi. Compare deuteromycete.
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