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Unformatted text preview: We will focus in this section on the Eukarya line which includes plants, animals and other organisms, including the fungi. General Characteristics of the Fungi: -Not true plants, but considered with plants for historical reasons -No more closely related to plants than plants are to animals -Basic characteristics: -non-motile filamentous, eukaryotes -absorb nutrients -cell walls contain chitin -life cycle generally involves spores and can be sexual or asexual -heterotropic decomposers -Commercial uses -Lifecycle -Organism comprised of filaments (hypha; pl = hyphae); many hyphae together = myce- lium -monokaryon and dikaryon Dr. Feldman’s Lecture Outlines - 2...
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