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Diversity of Fungi 28/02/2008 18:01:00 Common traits Absorptive nutrition o Secrete digestive enzymes o Most Saproboes Feed on dead matter Earths main decomposers Esp cellulose and lignin Nutrient recyclers o Some Parasites o Few Mutualists Typically in roots of plants o Can be predatory Chitin in cell walls o Nitrogen containing ploysaccaride (tough but flexible) Shared by all opistokonts Fungi Choanoflagellates Animals Evidence of close relationship of fungi Cell structure o Composed of threadlike  hyphae Large surface area Helps with absorptive nutrition Can be parasitic As seen on leaves
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Can be mutualistic On roots Shared nuclei Divisions between cells with pores Nuclei can move from one cell to another Organelles Can disperse in search of nutrients Clump to explot food source Mushrooms are a fruiting structure o Vegitative body Mycelium o Single cellular fungi are called  yeast o
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course ECOL 182 taught by Professor Chesson during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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