Related to deuteromycete: Deuteromycota, Mitosporic fungi


Any of various fungi that reproduce only asexually, by means of conidia, or whose sexual stage has not yet been discovered. The deuteromycetes are no longer recognized as a valid taxonomic group. Also called imperfect fungus.

[deutero- (from that fact that the deuteromycetes were originally considered an inferior or secondary group because they do not reproduce sexually) + -mycete.]

deu′ter·o·my·ce′tous adj.


(ˌdu tə roʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit, ˌdyu-)

any fungus of the group Fungi Imperfecti.
[< New Latin Deuteromycetes]
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The objective of this study was to investigate the host parasite relations of the leaf spot of Iris incited by the Deuteromycete, Heterosporium iridis.
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Antimicrobial activity and pharmacognostic study of Luffa acutangula (L) Roxb var Amara on some deuteromycetes fungi.
For example, members of the Deuteromycetes such as Aspergillus, Penicillium and Trichoderma species are known to produce numerous extracellular enzymes, which are put to good use in biotechnology (Elander, 1989; Wainwright, 1992; Smith, 1996).
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Higher Fungi: Ascomycetes, Deuteromycetes, and Basidiomycetes.