Explain the three steps in the life cycle of fungi
Fungi shows haplontic life cycle.
In this type of life cycle haploid phase of the cells is predominant. The zygotic meiosis produces haploid spores. These haplonts will then divide mitotically to produce more haplonts. These haplonts will give rise to male and female gametes. In haplontic life cycle 2n state of nuclei is present only in the zygote and this state is very short lived. The organism ends its diploid phase and produces several haploid cells. These cells divide mitotically to form either larger, multicellular individuals, or more haploid cells. Two opposite types of gametes (e.g., male and female) from these individuals or cells fuse to become a zygote. Main vegetative plant body is haploid.