A brief mention of fungi one of 3 very prominent eukaryotic groups (with plants and animals) • chemoheterotrophic (like animals) • mainly decomposers (‘feed’ on living or dead organic material) • EXTREMELY important ecologically • many species • found nearly everywhere, especially soil • huge biomass • chitenous cell walls • Unicellular (like yeast) or multicellular (mushrooms, etc.)
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2008 for the course BIO 5B taught by Professor Chappell during the Spring '07 term at UC Riverside.