agFungi Classification and Naming

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Chapter 1: Classification and Naming Plant cells: Cellulose Pectin lignin True fungi are uniquely different than other groups of living organisms: 1) Fungus body a. cells w/nuclei b. walls of chitin and other polysaccharides c. rarely cellulose Archaea and Bacteria = NO clearly defined nucleus Animals = NO cell walls Plants =walls w/cellulose as major component 2) Heterotrophic a. Cannot make their own food (plants have photosynthesis) b. Nourishment by “digesting” complex molecules c. Majority of digestion takes place outside of fungus body 3) Body is structurally simple a. No divisions of cells into various organs (i.e. roots, stems, leaves or tissues such as xylem, phloem, and epidermis) 4) Reproduce by way of Spores a. Conidium = a spore that is little more than a fragment of the parent fungus - Some produce more than one kind of conidia b. Produced w/o cross-fertilization c. Each genetically identical to parent 1. a. Both spore types produced after 2 nuclei from same species merge as one and
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course AG 2373 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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