Chapter 11. Fungi

  1. Michael H. Gerardi and
  2. Mel C. Zimmerman

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471710431.ch11

Wastewater Pathogens

Wastewater Pathogens

How to Cite

Gerardi, M. H. and Zimmerman, M. C. (2004) Fungi, in Wastewater Pathogens, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471710431.ch11

Author Information

  1. The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

Book Series:

  1. Wastewater Microbiology Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael H. Gerardi

Series Editor Information

  1. The Pennsylvania State University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471206927

Online ISBN: 9780471710431



  • fungi;
  • reproduction;
  • Aspergillus fumigatus;
  • Candida albicans;
  • phyla;
  • fungi


Fungi are a diverse group of organisms. Important characteristics that are used to classify or group fungi are their means of reproduction and their life cycles. Fungi such as molds and mushrooms are multicellular, whereas some, such as yeast, are unicellular. Fungi are saphrophytes. They obtain their nourishment from dead organic matter or living organisms.