Types of Asexual Spore
Fungi produce two major types of asexual spore: SPORANGIOSPORES and CONIDIA.
- ENDOGENOUS - formed and contained WITHIN a SPORANGIUM.
- Formed as a result of the CLEAVAGE OF PROTOPLASM around nuclei.
- Followed in some cases by formation of a wall around each nucleate portion of protoplasm.
- Characteristic of fungi belonging to the CHYTRIDIOMYCOTA, OOMYCOTA and HYPHOCHYTRIDIOMYCOTA.
- Two main types - ZOOSPORES (motile) and APLANOSPORES (non-motile)