Author: Jan Scholten
Clades: Fungi; Plants.
Species: 25000 species.
Names: Fungi imperfecti; Deuteromycota; Deuteromycetes; Anamorphic fungi; Mitosporic fungi.
English: Imperfect fungi.
Examples: Alternaria, Colletotrichum, Trichoderma; penicillin producing fungi; athlete's foot fungi; yeast fungi; algal fungi; fungi of Roquefort and Camembert cheese.
Fungi imperfecti do not fit into the taxonomic classifications of fungi because their sexual form of reproduction has never been observed. Only their asexual form of reproduction is known, meaning that these fungi produce their spores asexually, in the process called sporogenesis.
Deuteromycota are Classified now mostly in Basidiomycota or Ascomycota. They are anamorphs.