Eric Robb Siegel
esiegel at UNIX1.SNCC.LSU.EDU
Thu Oct 31 00:23:01 EST 1996
On 30 Oct 1996, Kelly Patrice Collins wrote:
> Does anyone know if there is a structure analagous to a cleistothecium in
> the Deuteromycota?
By definition, no. Aspergillus and Penicillium are two well-known
deuteromycete genera. Some species of Aspergillus and Penicillium make
cleistothecia with fully fertile ascospores, and some do not. Those
that do not, do not cause problems. But those that do are members of
the Deuteromycota only when they don't; and when they do, then they're
not. Definitions are wonderful things.
Just out of curiosity, are you seeing cleistothecia-type things in
fuzzies not known to make them?
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