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Week_2A_Classification - January 27 2009 FUNGI I N THE...

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Unformatted text preview: January 27 , 2009 FUNGI I N THE GRAND SCHEME OF THI NGS Some Terms • Fungus (sing.) • Fungi (plural) • Mycology - the study of fungi • Mycologist - one who studies fungi Fungi: A group of plants, including mildews, molds, mushrooms, and toadstools that have no leaves, flowers, or green color and reproduce by means of spores. Webster’s New World Dictionary QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. “those heterotrophic, absorptive organisms; usually with a rather diffuse, branched, tubular body; and producing some kind of spores.” B.Kendrick in The 5th Kingdom “ achlorophylous thallophytes whose somatic structures are usually filamentous and branched. Fungi have cell walls and demonstrable nuclei. They reproduce typically by both sexual and asexual means” Charles Mims in Introductory Mycology Characteristics of Fungi • Cells with nucleus Characteristics of Fungi • Cells with nucleus • Unique cell wall chemistry Beta 1-3(1-6) glucan Beta 1-3glucan Chitin Beta 1-3(1-6) glucan Beta 1-3glucan NO Cellulose Characteristics of Fungi • Cells with nucleus • Unique cell wall chemistry • No chlorophyll Characteristics of Fungi • Cells with nucleus • Unique cell wall chemistry • No chlorophyll • Simple morphology Characteristics of Fungi...
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