1012 - October 12, 2011 Fungi 1. they exist in a very loose...

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October 12, 2011 Fungi 1. they exist in a very loose arrangement of filaments (hyphae) which make up a structure called mycelium a) it is very dispersed b) may produce reproductive structures c) mode of nutrition is similar to humans, as well as very different they are chemoheterotrophs and we are chemoheterotrophs, except they don't have stomachs they digest externally, and grow into their food, as opposed to bringing their food to them may produce fruiting bodies above ground, meaning there is a massive hyphae underground 2. fungi are really good at what they specialize at a) part of the unikonts → single celled, uniflagellate organisms 3. adaptation → mass production of spores (both asexually and sexually) a) variable or invariable offspring b) spores are extremely fine c) where do these spores end up? Everywhere!!! in contrast to other types of succession where you wait for colonization, when something dies, it is already covered in spores everything is constantly being covered in spores, having saprophobic abilities
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