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Unformatted text preview: o halophiles – live in extremely salty environments (Great Salt Lake or Dead Sea) o thermophiles – live in hot sulfurous water (hot springs, deep sea vents)-not known to cause disease in humans Fungi (pl.) / fungus (s.) eukaryotes, unicellular or multicellular (eu=true) eukaryotes=genetic material is enclosed in a nuclear membrane cell walls composed of chitin (carbohydrate-based) yeast – unicellular form, oval in shape, larger than bacteria molds – multicellular form, form visible masses called mycelia o mycelia composed of long filament (hyphae) that branch and intertwine o appear as a cottony growth on bread and fruit mushrooms –larger multicellular fungi that resemble plants reproduction is sexual or asexual (sexual=two parents; asexual = one parent) nutrition – absorb solutions of organic material from environment (soil, seawater, freshwater, plant host, animal host) slime molds- characteristics of both fungi and amoeba (protozoan)...
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- Fall '09
- Bacteria, dead sea, cell walls, organic chemicals, unicellular prokaryote