A fungus that climbs up a tree reaching higher elevation to release its spores in the wind and does not receive any nutrients from the tree or contribute to the tree’s welfare is described as a ________.
A fungal infection that affects nails and skin is classified as ________.
- systemic mycosis
- superficial mycosis
The targets for anti-fungal drugs are much more limited than antibiotics or anti-viral medications. Why?
- There are more bacteria and viruses than fungi.
- Fungi can only be targeted during sexual reproduction, while bacteria and viruses can be targeted at any point in their lifespan.
- Fungi cause topical infections, while viruses and bacteria cause systemic infections.
- Human cells are much more similar to fungi cells than bacteria or viruses.