{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

BIO 12 - Fungi - the umbrella part that produces spores 3...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
BIO LECTURE 12 – Fungi 1. Distinctive characteristics: a. heterotroph: like animals b. osmotrophs: digest, then ingest c. immobile: like plants d. saprobes: breaking down organic materials (especially in plants bark, cellulose, lignin) 2. Morphology: a. Fungal bodies: - mostly composed of hyphae - mycelium is one cell thick and makes up hyphae - spreaded out in length to increase surface area so that absorption of nutrients can be increased b. Fungal reproductive structires: - appear on the surface
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: - the umbrella part that produces spores 3. Symbiotic mutualism relationship:- Fungus and plants: hyphae absorbs nutrients (efficient) and get carbohydrates/ sugars in return from plants. i.e. mycorrhizae association in roots a. endomycorrhyzae (hyphae is attached and injected into root cells) b. ectomycorrhyze (hyphae only forms covering webb around root cells)- Lichen: fungus and cyanobacteria forming symbiotic relationship...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online