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

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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
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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...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2010 for the course BIOLOGY BIO153 taught by Professor Cordon during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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