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Study Objective Questions # 21 Chapter 30 1. Discuss the differential characteristics of fungi. Heterotrophs – obtain food by secreting digestive enzymes into substrates, then they absorb the organic molecules released by the enzymes…fungi live in their food Several cell types – primarily filamentous in their growth form (long, slender filaments called hyphae) Dikaryon stage – stage in which two haploid cells coexist in a single cell for a period of time before fusing to make a diploid nucleus Cell walls include chitin – cells walls are built of polysaccharides and chitin Undergo nuclear mitosis – mitosis takes place within the nucleus 2. What are the four major groups of fungi? What are used to classify them? Chytridiomycota – aquatic, flagellated fungi that are most closely related to ancestral fungi (distinguishing characteristic – zoospores) Zygomycota – lack septa in their hyphae except when they form sporangia or
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HUMANITIES 111 taught by Professor Blume during the Winter '08 term at Union.

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