22 Fungi Questions - 8 Be able to describe the basic...

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Biol 104, Dr. Espinoza, S10 Study Sheet for Chapters 22 The Fungi Modified with permission from Dr. Denny Smith Some of this information will be found in your readings, some in your lecture notes. 1. Give a general description of fungi by including the type and number of cells, how they obtain nutrients, their mobility, their digestion of food, and their reproduction. 2. List several ways in which fungi are beneficial and harmful. 3. Distinguish between mycelium and hyphae. 4. What type of protein is found in fungal cell walls? 5. Describe how fungi reproduce sexually and asexually. Describe the basic sexual reproductive cycle of fungi. 6. If fungi are nonmotile, how do they spread out their range? 7. Give a brief description of the five major groups of fungi. (Give examples.) { You need to know the names and characteristics of the different groups of Fungi.}
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Unformatted text preview: 8. Be able to describe the basic lifecycles of the Zygomycota, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota in terms of how sexual and asexual reproduction occurs. Emphasize the differences between these three groups. 9. What is the most diverse group of fungi? How many species does it have? 10. What are some of the good and bad things that humans encounter because of fungi? 11. What are lichens, what are the possible species that constitute them? What does each species gain from the relationship? 12. Based on recent evidence are the species involved in lichen dependent on each other (explain)? Or can one grow better without the other? How do we know? 13. What ecological effect do lichens have on their environment? 14. What are mycorrhizae, what species constitute them, and how are these species dependent on each other? How do we know?...
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