Fungi: Good News/Bad News - Bi Sci 001 Wednesday February...

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Wednesday February 10, 1999 Announcements: Exam next Friday February 19 th . Lecture notes: Fungi: Good News/Bad News Good News about Fungi : * nature's recycler * antibiotics * edible mushrooms * production of chemicals (bioprocessing) * cheeses *soy sauce *yeast to make bread rise *yeast to make beer and wine Bad News about Fungi * Dutch Elm disease * blights, mildews, rusts and smuts in plants *athlete's foot *jock itch *candida albicans *"poison" mushrooms *ring worm *verticillium wilt on plants *ergotism (Claviceps purpurea) Infected rye and other grains harbor a toxin produced by the fungus. This toxin affects nerves and smooth muscle. Symptoms include: hysteria, hallucinations, convulsions, vomiting and diarrhea *aflatoxin (aspergillas flavis) Symbiotic Relationships Symbiosis : A mutually beneficial relationship involving continuous, intimate contact between interacting species. Mycorrhiza
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2008 for the course BI SC 001 taught by Professor Schlegel during the Spring '99 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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