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Unformatted text preview: at higher risk from Coccidioides include those with compromised immune systems (AIDS patients, transplant recipients, diabetics), certain ethnicities, and those whose work exposes them to desert soils at certain times of the year. This fungus, whose sexual stage is unknown at present, is of uncertain taxonomic placement: some structures look like zygomycetes, but the ribosomal RNA data suggests this fungus is an ascomycete. Some ascomycetes are (along with basiodiomycetes) the symbiotic mycorrhizae fungi that are important to plant root function. Plants with mycorrhizae grow better: the plant gets nutrients from the fungus in exchange for carbohydrates....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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