Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

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Chapter 11 - Eukaryotic Microorganisms and Parasites - Self Quiz - Page 344: 14


(d) Fungal diseases are known as infestations

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Fungi are saprophytes, and their primary ecological role is decomposition of organic matter. Several species produce antibiotics. When pathogenic fungi are found growing in human tissues, their morphology often differs greatly from when they are growing outside the human body. Fungi diseases are not seen as an infestation. Infestations are caused by parasites.
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