BIS2C%20W2010%20MT2%20Study%20Guide - Study guide to Fungi...

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Study guide to Fungi Fungal terms you should be familiar with: mycelium hyphae yeast dimorphic Ascomycota Basidiomycota ascus basidium ascospore basidiospore dikaryon mitospore meiospore fruiting body saprobe white rot brown rot secondary metabolite antibiotic mycotoxin aflatoxin symbiosis mutualism mycorrhizae lichen Key concepts to understand and be able to apply: What is a fungus? What are the key characteristics of the kingdom Fungi. What are the key defining features of the two largest groups of fungi, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota. Be able to describe key aspects of fungal diversity in ecology, morphology, and life cycles. How phylogenetically useful are much of the morphological and ecological diversity we talked about in lecture and you saw in lab? Be able to describe a general life cycle of a fungus. What are the key differences in the life cycles of the two major clades of fungi, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota? Many fungi are saprobes. What does this mean? What are some examples of enzymes that fungi use in the decomposition process? Be able to describe the two types of wood decay we discussed in class. What are secondary metabolites? What were the two types of fungal secondary
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