BIO 1002 Chapter 20 Fungus

BIO 1002 Chapter 20 Fungus - Chapter 20: The Fungi Ergot:...

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Chapter 20: The Fungi Ergot: fungal resting bodies; causes hallucinations, crawling sensations in the skin, vertigo: these are symptoms of the people from the Salem Witch Trials Mushroom: just the reproductive part of the fungus Fungus can be bigger than a blue whale Mycology: the study of fungus A. Structure 1. Mycelium: the feeding network of a fungus this is what they all have in common; it is a woven mat- like structure (what causes fairy rings) a. It may be very, very large b. Usually underground or inside a decaying or living organism c. Composed of a woven mesh of hyphae 2. Hyphae (singular hypha)- the threadlike filaments of a fungus a. Tubular cell wall containing chitin 1) Surrounds the plasma membrane and cytoplasm 3. Chitin: a structural polysaccharide of modified sugars 4. Septa: structures which partially separate the cytoplasm inside the hyphae, found in many fungi 5. Spores: haploid cell which can grow directly into a hypha B. Fungal lifestyles 1. Use absorption to obtain their food
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2008 for the course BIOL 1002 taught by Professor Pomarico during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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BIO 1002 Chapter 20 Fungus - Chapter 20: The Fungi Ergot:...

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