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School of Molecular & Biomedical Science
The University of Adelaide

Dr David Ellis

Identification of Medically Important Fungi

Separation of taxa is still primarily based on the method of spore production of the perfect or sexual state (teleomorph) and three major subdivisions, the Zygomycetes, Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes are generally recognized.  However for medical mycologists two other groups are of particular importance; the yeasts and the hyphomycetes or conidial moulds. 

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