AP_Bio_-_Fungus_life_cycle_lab - AP Bio Investigating...

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AP Bio – Investigating Fungal Life Cycles Objectives: - Examine specimens and draw diagrams to better understand the life cycle of Rhizopus , a zygomycete, Penicillium , an ascomycete, and Agaricus , a basidiomycete. - Describe how each of these specialized life cycles are variations on the generalized fungal life cycle. Prelab: 1. Copy the following table in your lab book and fill it in. Phylum Distinguishing characteristics Type of hyphae Type of reproductive structures Sample species Chytridiomycota Zygomycota Ascomycota Basidiomycota 2. Study figure31.3: Generalized life cycle of fungi. What is the dominant ploidy in this kingdom? Lab Exercise: 1. Use an entire page in your lab manual to diagram the life cycle of black bread mold - Rhizopus , a representative of Zygomycota. a. Supplement your diagram with labeled sketches of the preserved specimens that are available: - Sporangia - Conjugation (on display. Include at least one pair of gametangia and a zygospore.) 2. Use an entire page to diagram the life cycle of
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