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Transcript of Funguy
- All fungi are heterotrophic, and ingest their
- Some are parasites obtaining nutrients from living
organisms, though most are saprobes that digest
and recycle materials from dead organisms.
- In addition to digestive enzymes, some fungi
manufacture powerful alkaloids that, when digested by
humans, assail the nervous system which causes
hallucinations and even death. Characteristics of Fungi - They are organisms that live near or on their food supply.
- They are consumers that absorb dissolved matter by secreting digestives enzymes on the food.
- All fungi have spores except for yeast and imperfect fungi.
- They are eukaryotic cells and have a rigid cell wall.
- Over 100,000 species have been found Overview - A combination of a fungus and alga that grow
- Unlike fungi, lichens are producers.
- Unlike algae, lichens can withstand drying out
because of the protective walls of the fungus.
- Lichens need only air, light, and minerals to grow.
This is why lichens can grow on rocks.
- Lichens absorb water and minerals from the air.
As a result, they are easily affected by air
pollution. Lichen - Forms in fine threads
- Fluffy, cottony masses, shapeless
- Mold on bread, used to make tofu and soy sauce, causes potato blight, downy mildew
- Important decomposer
- Grows in and around roots of plants, helps plants absorb minerals and water Threadlike Fungi Sources Reproduction of Threadlike Fungi
- Spores are contained in sporangia that grow
at the end of the “threads"
- The sporangia explode and the spores shoot out.
- Spores stay dormant until conditions are right for
- 2 hyphae join and develop into special sporangia
- can survive cold and drought Sac Fungi (Ascomycetes or Ascomycota)
•Sac called ascus contains spores
•Parasites- feeds off another organism
•Includes Truffles and morels , powdery mildew, yeast Sac Fungi Yeast
- single celled
- reproduces by budding-new cell pinches off of an existing cell
- Only type of fungi that reproduces by budding
•majority is underground but when it needs to reproduce, the fruiting body forms, basidiocarp
•reproduce sexually-spores are located along the gills
•common types: bracket fungi, puff balls, smuts , rusts
•Bracket fungi is important in breaking down wood Club Fungi (Basidiomycota): the Mushrooms
•don’t fit into any of the groups
•scientists don’t understand their life cycles
•reproduction not identified
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