Differentiate between holocarpic and eucarpic fungi

Holocarpic Eucarpic
  • A fungus in which the entire thallus is differentiated into a reproductive sporangium when mature.
  • A fungus in which the thallus is differentiated into vegetative and reproductive regions.
  • Whole thallus of fungus becomes converted into a reproductive cell
  • Thallus consists of single reproductive cell attached to substrate hyphae.
  • Example: Chytridiomycota, Plasmodiophoromycota
  • Differentiates into distinct vegetative and reproductive portions. Most of the fungi are eucarpic.

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