Deuteromycetes are known as fungi imperfecti because
(1) their zygote undergoes meroblastic and holoblastic cleavage
(2) only asexual stages are known
(3) they have aseptate mycelium
(4) they are autotrophic
(2) Deuteromycetes are commonly known as imperfect fungi because only the asexual or vegetative stages of these fungi are known. The deuteromycetes reproduce only by asexual spores known as conidia. The mycelium is septate and branched. Some members are saprophytes or parasites while a large number of them are decomposers of litter and help in mineral cycling. Some examples are Alternaria, Colletotrichum and Trichoderma.