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Unformatted text preview: To describe the characteristics, features and the life cycle of the different lineages of fungi.  To briefly discuss some of the importance of fungi, in terms of their association with higher organisms and to humans . Upon successful completion of the lecture, students will be able to:  Explain the characteristics of different lineages of with regards to their structures, nutritional requirements and their life cycles.  Differentiate the sexual and asexual phase of the fungal life cycle.  Describe the importance of fungi in the ecosystem and to humans. Where did they come from?  Evolved from flagellated amoeboid ancestors  More related to animals than to plants Fungal Lineages  Modern lineages include zygomycetes , ascomycetes and basidiomycetes  Chytrids & Microsporidians are the more ancient ones The Ancient Ones..  Chytrids: Chytrids:  The only fungal group with flagellated cells  Most are in freshwater as saprobes or parasites  Some are also in the stomach of ruminants  Microsporodians: Microsporodians:  Parasites  Cause diseases in immunocompromised individuals Are heterotrophs  Most are multicelled but some are single-celled  Major decomposers....
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