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Unformatted text preview: Harmful effects include damage to crops and diseases of humans and domestic animals. Beneficial effects for humans include foods and production of alcohol and drugs. Fungi produce enzymes that allow them to decompose dead plant matter. Many plants have associated symbiotic fungi called mycorrhizae, which help their roots absorb nutrients. All fungi are chemoheterotrophs, obtaining energy and carbon from organic compounds. With the exception of a very few anaerobic fungi, most are aerobic or facultatively anaerobic. Among the microscopic fungi, yeasts are unicellular and molds are multicellular....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09