Diversity Portfolio Presentation Final

Diversity Portfolio Presentation Final - By Anjali Misra...

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Unformatted text preview: By Anjali Misra, Cara Jourdan, Divya Paramesh, Rachel Lumnitzer The Role of Fungi in the Pathogenic Destruction of Plants and Animals Introduction Common characteristics all fungus share are that their cells feature membrane-bound, complex structures such as a nucleus, enclosed within membrane Pathogenic fungi are fungi that cause disease in humans and other organisms with the uncanny ability to spread fear amongst the general public and concern within the medical profession Introduction Fungus is dangerous in the way it pushes other organisms to the brink or completely to extinction Scientists are studying fungi to gain a better understanding of its methods of surviving, infection of hosts and protection mechanisms With greater understanding scientists hope to get a handle on fungi in its beginning stages of infection, mainly recognizing the symptoms Evolution Fungal phylogeny was once based on morphological characteristics and heterotrophic nutrition The new classification is based on molecular analysis of fungal DNA and distinguishing fungal characteristics http://www.springerlink.com.ezproxy2.library.drexel.edu/content/vl13 Evolution New classification is based on molecular analysis of fungi, and finding traits from the organisms’ life cycles, structural anatomy, and biochemical pathways Examples of fungi characters include flagellation, cell wall structure, and the site of meiosis to determine a modern monophyletic classification Evolution Blastocladiomycota, the phylum containing the Chytridmycota, the chytrid fungi, are estimated to be the oldest fungal group in the phylogenetic tree Blastocladiomycota are unique in that meiosis is sporic, the result is an alternation of generations Evolution Glomeromycota, the arbuscular mycorrhizal...
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