5 Fungi Eukaryotes (have cell walls) Hyphae- threadlike tubes that make up the bodies of multicellular fungi. (pg. 479)
6 Where are they Found? Fungi need warm moist places to survive. - moist food- damp tree bark- wet grass- wet bathroom tiles
7 Reproduction Use spores to reproduce. (most commonly) Fruiting Bodies- where spores are produced.Budding-small cell grows from parent cell, breaks off, lives on own.
8 Role in Nature Environmental Recycling (decomposers) Food Yeast, mushrooms, blue cheeseFights Diseases (penicillin)Causes diseaseAthletes foot, ring wormAssists in plant growthBio-indicators (lichens)
9 Role in Nature Cont… Some Fungi help plants grow larger and healthier. Many plants cannot survive without fungi hyphae growing into or on the plant root.Ex: Orchids cannot grow at all without their fungal partners.
10 LichensLichens- fungus and algae/bacteria in mutualisitic relationship.Fungus-foodAlgae/bacteria- shelter, water, and minerals from fungus.Useful bio-indicators because they cannot grow in polluted air.