FungiCharacteristics

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Fungi - Page 1 Kingdom Fungi General Features Cell Structure comprised of threadlike hyphae that form a mycelium Non-photosynthetic Cell walls or cellulose or chitin Heterotrophic Saprobes Parasites Important Decomposers in the Environment Classification based on Sexual Reproduction Methods Phyla Motile spores or gametes Chytridiomycota Non-motile spores or gametes Zygomycota Glomeromycota Ascomycota Basiomycota Plus Deuteromycota (non-sexual) Lichens Microsporidia Animal Intracellular parasites Among smallest eukaryotic organisms Infect host via polar tube Water Molds (Chytridiomycota) Non-septate hyphae Motile asexual spores (zoöspores) Cell walls of chitin Microscopic water molds Many parasitic forms Many unicellular forms Bread Molds (Zygomycota) Non-septate vegetative hyphae Vegetative reproduction with Sporangia, producing non motile spores Haploid generation usually dominant Gametangia (Zygosporangia) produce zygospores Examples Bread mold
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