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BIS 2C Winter 2011 Final Exam Study Guide for the Prokaryotes and Eukaryotic Microbes Key concepts to understand for the cumulative part of the exam: Understand the major differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. rRNA been incredibly important for phylogenetic analysis of microbes (and all of life for that matter). Why? What is “lateral gene transfer?” Understand the similarities and differences between LGT and sexual reproduction in eukaryotes. What is the relationship of LGT to phylogeny reconstruction? How is it different than convergent evolution? Understand the term symbiosis and the various types of symbioses. Understand the process of endosymbiosis and the use of phylogenetic trees for studying endosymbiosis. Study Guide for the Fungi
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Unformatted text preview: Key concepts to understand for the cumulative part of the exam for Fungi: • What are the key characteristics of the kingdom Fungi? What are the key defining features of the two largest groups of fungi, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota? • How phylogenetically useful is the morphological and ecological diversity we talked about in lecture and you saw in lab? • Be able to describe a general life cycle of a fungus. What are the key differences in the life cycles of the two major clades of fungi, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota? • Be able to define and describe the ecology of symbiotic relationships in the fungi that we discussed (lichens, mycorrhizae, leafcutter ants). What are the benefits that each partner gets out of the symbiosis?...
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