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Unformatted text preview: .ng body Makes spores by meiosis Play a major role in decomposi.on of dead organisms During Carboniferous, fewer fungi, dead plants became coal Fungi can benefit or harm other organisms Fungal infec.ons in animals Plant pathogens: rusts, smuts Symbiosis: mycorrhizal fungi- allow trees to take up more minerals from soil Lichens: fungus + green algae (or cyanobacterium) Amboebozoans- use pseudopods for mo.lity Amoeba a lobosean Aqua.c (fresh water) Moves via pseudopods Eats via phagocytosis Predator, scavenger, or parasite Wim van Egmond, The Netherlands Physarum- a plasmodial slime mold Terrestrial (forests) Disperse, then aggregate (coenocy.c) to form frui.ng bodies, where spores form by meiosis Scavengers, ingest by endocytosis Move by cytoplasmic streaming Dictyostelium- a cellular slime mold Amoeba-like single cells aggregate into a "slug" when dry or starved Cells are retained, form spores 4 1/27/14 Rhizaria- unicellular, aqua.c, with long pseudopods, marine Foraminiferans External shells of calcium carbonate Source of limestone Pseudopods ensnare plankton Radiolarians Glassy endoskeletons Include some of the largest unicellular eukaryotes Can have photosynthe.c endosymbionts- dinoflagellates Archaeplas.ds L...
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