Chapter 20 Fungi

Chapter 20 Fungi - Chapter 20 The Diversity of Fungi...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 20 The Diversity of Fungi Vocabulary Asci – sac like cases produced by sac fungi containing spores basidia – club shaped structures that produce spores on basidiomyceetes (mushroom) chitin – strengthens fungal cell walls chytrids – mostly live in water, spores have a flagella that allows them to swim club fungus – characterized by the club shaped reproductive structures hyphae – one-cell-thick threadlike filaments that make up the mycelium imperfect fungus – type of fungus where reproduction structures have not been observed and thus cannot be classified. Lichen – symbiotic associations between fungi and single-celled green algae. Fungal member provides shelter and protection for the photosynthetic algae which in turn produce food for both the algae and the fungus mycelium – interwoven mass of one-cell-thick, threadlike filaments (hyphae), that make up the body of almost all fungi. Mycorrhizae – symbiotic associations between fungi and plant roots. The fungus absorbs and pass water to the plant, the plant passes sugard produced photosynthetically to the fungus. sac fungus – characterized by their production of asci (sacs containing spores)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course BIOL 1006 taught by Professor Lipscomb during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

Page1 / 2

Chapter 20 Fungi - Chapter 20 The Diversity of Fungi...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online