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Unformatted text preview: -Spores shot through the end Survival Strategies 1) Matter of #s 2) Very small (stay aloft for a long time) 3) Physically able to survive long period of flight time o Thick cell walls o (Dark) pigmentation = shields from UV light o Some have spiny cell walls to clump (strength in #s) Wind Rain -Bird’s Nest Fungi o Packs of spores (eggs) in cups (nests) o 4-10 spore packets each Flask-shaped bodies in trees-Ooze out Animals-“Stink-horns” = flies remove spores Genus Pilobus-Cap throwers-Herbivore manure-Black spores on stalks aimed at brightest light Artillery fungus Sphaerobolus stellatus-Slimy cups-Hydrophilic = absorbs water readily -Water pressure builds up and ejects spores-Slime stains and is hard to wash off...
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course PLPA 2010 taught by Professor Hudler during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.
- Spring '08