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Unformatted text preview: ungi have both unicellular and mul6cellular forms –  No unicellular forms known in the glomeromycetes –  Unicellular species are called yeasts •  In mul6cellular species –  Body (vegeta6vely growing mass) is called the mycelium –  Individual filaments are called hyphae (sing. hypha) –  Some hyphae are separated by septa (sing. septum), which are incomplete walls, others are coenocy(c (mul6ple nuclei) Saccharomyces The fungal lifestyle •  In6mate contact with substrate for absorp6on of nutrients • Many species can tolerate temperature extremes and high concentra6ons of nutrients (hypertonic environments) •  But, most fungi need moist environments •  Mycelia of many fungi are unseen •  Mycelia can grow quickly and a single individual can become massive in size...
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2013 for the course BIO 201 taught by Professor True during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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