Disease-causing fungi can be divided into two broad groups: the filamentous fungi, which grow as branching threads called hyphae; and the single-celled yeasts. Some fungi have features of both groups. Fungi may form spores that remain dormant for years before causing disease.
From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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