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Fungus Questions View the presentation titled “Fungi” and answer the following questions: Note there will be questions on the laboratory test from this presentation. 1. Discuss the importance of fungi in: a. Nature – important in the environment because recycling of organic material; Fungi return dead plant and animal protoplasm to the soil as inorganic molecules which can be used by plants to form organic molecules b. Agriculture – source of food for man; destroy food: during the growth process; during the manufacture & storage; in our kitchens c. Manufacturing – Fungi used commercially in the production of beverages such as beer and wine – yeast ferment sugars (fungi produces enzymes that convert sugar into alcohol & carbon dioxide); certain cheeses such as Roquefort d. Medicine – antibiotics: Penicillin – produced by a common mold found on the surface of fruits; fungi are important causes of diseases in man, animals &
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