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SAS L03 - Review Fungi are not photosynthetic Not...

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Fungi are not photosynthetic Not autotrophic Fungi are heterotrophic Require organic nutrients Fungi are food absorbers Digest food outside their bodies
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Spore Germination Hyphae Hyphae = filaments that constitute the body of the fungus Mycelium = network of hyphae Hypha = singular Living, dormant Filamentous growth apical cell extension or growth zone septal plugs Nutrient absorption zone Growth morphology Metabolism and synthesis zone
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Function of hyphae Secrete enzymes Absorb products of digestion Digest food Penetrate substrates Fungi grow into the things they decompose Fungi can exert great force when they penetrate (4X as much force as needed to break concrete) Yeasts reproduce by budding
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Yeasts grow on surfaces In a film of moisture $729
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