Unformatted text preview: 8. origin of fungi: - arose at the same time as rhynie chert (first land plant)- closely related to animals - prototaxites: first fungi was tall and gigantic because there was no competition on land- fungi's life cycle: is type III/ alternation and generation 9. Major lineage/ groups (on tree of life): a. chytridiomycaota: parasitic species producing swimming gametes and spores--> major cause of amphibians loss of diversity (infects/ living parasitic in amphibibian) b. zygomycota (paraphyletic group): produce zygote and spores are dispersed in the air ( air is loaded with this fungal spores) c. glomeromycota d. basidiomycota: produce fruting bodies that we refer to mushroom--> god mushroom (red): associated with religious belief (contains neurological effects because the active contaminants are n o e. ascomycota: ascus/ sac like fruiting bodies structure (gametophyte generation is unicellular --> evolutionary reversal)...
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- Fall '10
- Fungi, Parasitic fungi, predacious fungi, type III/ alternation, Major lineage/ groups