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Fungi. All multicellular fungi have hyphae = tubular growth in a substrate (soil, you etc.)

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1 Fungi


3 All multicellular fungi have hyphae = tubular growth in a substrate (soil, you etc.)





8 Diagram of fungal cell, animal like interior, plant like cell wall.

9 Cell wall of fungi = inner plasma membrane, like animal cells. Outer Chitin (unique) outer sugar

10 Figure 30.1 Fungi in Evolutionary Context Synapomorphies that distinguish the fungi: Absorptive heterotrophy Chitin in cell walls

11 Figure 30.3 Yeasts Are Unicellular Fungi Budding: mitosis followed by asymmetrical cell division.

12 Mushrooms, bracket fungi,

13 molds

14 Molds. Reproductive stalks that produce spores

15 Start aquatic, move to land with cuticle, spores, etc.


17 Most of what we see (mushroom, black on mold) is the sporangia for dispersal.

18 Life cycle – sexual, spores for dispersal, “diploid” sort of

19 30.3 How Do Fungal Life Cycles Differ from One Another? Many species lack a sexual stage—now classified using DNA sequencing. Deuteromycetes or “Imperfect Fungi”—polyphyletic group of species that have not yet been placed in any existing group. 25,000 species


21 Lichens = fungi (base) plus alga (photosynthesis)



24 Some important things about Fungi absorbtion of water for plants and distribution of nutrients between plants antibiotics from protective secretions human diseases: ringworm, valley fever, toe nail rot agricultural issues; potato blight, wheat rust. Problem of monocultures world wide loss of frogs.

25 Fungus aids in water uptake Fungus can form home to Bacteria, which can fix nitrogen.

26 Fungi associated with tree root

27 Can share nutrients between plant species – counteract dominance.

28 Tall grass prairie Lots of plants – no dominance Fungi hyphae between plants may share nutrients – offset dominance.

29 Penicillin on agar

30 Mushrooms growing in carpet; try soaking your carpet some time – see what grows = spores are everywhere. Ambassador hotel, LA


32 Fairy rings – fungus growing out from center, culminating in mushrooms = spore producing bodies

33 ringworm

34 Cultured ringworm

35 Potato blight



38 Wheat rust


40 Valley fever



43 Figure 2. Monthly precipitation and valley fever incidence, 1988- 1998 (top) San Joaquin Valley California, (bottom) southeastern Arizona. [more details] more details

44 SPOROTRICHOSIS (Sporothrix schenckii Rose-grower’s disease = in soil, starts with thorn prick – gets into lymph system and spreads. Treatible with drugs.

45 Toe nail rot

46 “World wide” decrease in amphibia = frogs, toads? And salamanders? Due to? A) climate change, b) parasites, c) fungi. Climate change = moisture changes, temperature changes.

47 Amphibian problems: mutant frogs ; due to trematode infection Frogs more readily eaten by birds – secondary host of trematode As few as 12 trematode larvae, known as cercariae, can kill or deform a single tadpole by burrowing into their limb regions and disrupting normal leg development, he said. A single infected snail can produce more than 1,000 cercariae in one night. Frogs that become deformed rarely survive long in the wild, he said. Increased trematodes due to increases in nitrogen and phosphorus in water + pollution

48 Fungal infection of frog skin = vacuoles contain sporangia – a water borne primitive fungus =chytridiomycosis Probably spread world wide by dirty boots! Plus frogs more susceptable if climate warmer.


50 Fig. 3. A population pyramid to demonstrate the factors thought to heighten the impact of chytridiomycosis in amphibian populations.

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