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BIS 2C – Spring 2011 Study Guide – Midterm 2 Fungal terms you should be familiar with: mycelium hyphae yeast dimorphic Ascomycota Basidiomycota ascus basidium ascospore basidiospore dikaryon asexual spore sexual spore fruiting body coenocytic saprobe secondary metabolite antibiotic mycotoxin aflatoxin symbiosis mutualism mycorrhizae lichen Study guide to Fungi Key concepts to understand and be able to apply: What is a fungus? What are the key characteristics of the kingdom Fungi. What are the key defining features of the two largest groups of fungi, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota. Be able to describe key aspects of fungal diversity in ecology, morphology, and life cycles. Be able to describe a general life cycle of a fungus. What are the key differences in the life cycles of the two major clades of fungi, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota? Two of the most common examples of fungal symbioses are lichens and mycorrhizae. Be able to define and describe the ecology of these interactions. What are the benefits that each partner gets out of the symbiosis? Many fungi are saprobes. What does this mean? What are secondary metabolites? What were the fungal secondary metabolites we
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course BIS 101 taught by Professor Simonchan during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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