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Plantae Fungi Animalia Protista Monera
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Kingdom Fungi About 100,000 species Uses: medicine food Ecological value: major decomposers symbiotic relationships (N 2 fixers) Problems: some strains are deadly athletes foot destroy library books destroy crops
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About 30% of the 100,000 known species of fungi are parasites, mostly on or in plants. American elms: Dutch Elm Disease Some fungi are pathogens Was once one of America's most dominant trees American chestnut: chestnut blight
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Other fungi, such as rusts and ergots, infect grain crops, causing tremendous economic losses each year. Some fungi are pathogens
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Curse of the Mummy Some fungi are pathogens
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Athletes Foot Some fungi are persistant
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Fungi as Decomposers
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Kingdom Fungi Eukaryotic, absorptive Mostly multicellular (except few, e.g. yeast) Heterotrophic (decomposers & parasitic) Mycelium (body of hyphae)
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Kingdom Fungi Firm cell walls (generally of “chitin”) “Spores” as reproductive bodies Unique chromosomes and nuclei Includes molds, yeasts, rusts, and mushrooms
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  • Summer '08
  • Huddleston,M
  • Biology, Fungi, Division Chytridiomycota Division Ascomycota Division Glomeromycota Division Basidiomycota Division Zygomycota Division Deuteromycota

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