AP Bio Prelab 8III

AP Bio Prelab 8III - 1(Hypha 2(Conidiophore 3Introduction...

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1 (Hypha) 2 (Conidiophore) 3 (Phialide) 4 (Conidia) 5 (Septa) Bud Ascospores (the little tiny things) Asci Introduction: Fungi are Eukaryotic Heterotrophs Possess Cell Walls made of Chitin instead of Cellulose Lack Chlorophyll and feed as Saprophytes (consume dead organisms) or Parasites (consume living organisms) o Allow them to act as valuable recyclers for ecosystems Mycelium - the main body of the fungus o Rarely visible since it grows inside its substrate or host o Hyphae - threadlike filaments that compose the Mycelium The reproductive structures of fungi produce spores either by Mitosis or Meiosis , and are usually visible o Most fungi are capable of both Sexual and Asexual reproduction Procedure: 1) Search for pictures of the Rhizopus , Penicillium , Baker’s Yeast, & Coprinus Mushrooms a. Obtain both Macroscopic and Microscopic images b. Obtain sexual and asexual reproductive structures 2) Obtain a slide of Rhizopus nigricans (common black bread mold) a. Look for Rhizoids
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AP Bio Prelab 8III - 1(Hypha 2(Conidiophore 3Introduction...

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