Page1 / 2

FUNGI1 - BIOL 351 Fall 2011 Fungi Study Questions 1) What...

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

FUNGI1 - BIOL 351 Fall 2011 Fungi Study Questions 1) What...

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

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
BIOL 351 Fall 2011 Fungi Study Questions 1) What are the characteristics that distinguish fungi from other groups of eukaryotic organisms? a. Spore-bearing, absorptive nutrition, lack of chlorophyll, can reproduce sexually and asexually, chemoorganotrophs, not photosynthetic, secrete digestive enzymes and take up small soluble products, unique cell wall (polysaccharides, chitin, NAM polymers). 2) What does the term monophyletic mean? How does it apply to the fungi? a. Monophyletic refers to organisms that arose from a single common ancestor. Fungi are thought to be monophyletic, arising from a common ancestor with oomycetes (water molds) and myxomycetes (slime molds). 3) Explain how fungi obtain nutrients from the environment? a. Fungi obtain nutrients from dead organic material by releasing degradative enzymes into the environment and absorb the soluble products (osmotrophy). 4) What role do fungi play in recycling of nutrients in the environment? a.
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.
Ask a homework question - tutors are online