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Unformatted text preview: 3. Hallucinogenic 4. Poisonous - lethal C. Allergies CULTIVATION Of FUNGI ( Growth Requirements ) Compared to bacteria: 1. Rate of growth - slower 2. Nutrients – heterotrophs; absorption 3. Oxygen - molds - aerobic; yeast - aerobic, facultative 4. Temperature - grow at broader ranges easily destroyed by ↑ heat (boiling) 5. pH - grow at broader pH ranges 6. Moisture - don’t require as much moisture 7. Osmolarity - will grow in presence of ↑ osmolarity 8. Light - UV destroys fungal cells IMPORTANCE Of FUNGI A. Ecological Decomposers B. Economical 1. Disadvantages a. Destruction of organic materials ( food, paper, cloth, leather, wood, etc. ) b. Plant diseases ( crops, ornamental ) c. Diseases of humans, animals 2. Advantages a. Manufacture of: 1). alcoholic beverages 2). dairy products 3). baked goods 4). pharmaceuticals ( antibiotics, vitamins, enzymes, vaccines ) b. Genetic engineering...
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- Fall '09