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Fungi Eukaryotes (have cell walls) Hyphae- threadlike tubes that make up the bodies of multicellular fungi. (pg. 479)
Where are they Found? Fungi need warm moist places to survive. - moist food - damp tree bark - wet grass - wet bathroom tiles
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.
Role in Nature Environmental Recycling (decomposers) Food –Yeast, mushrooms, blue cheese Fights Diseases (penicillin) Causes disease –Athletes foot, ring worm Assists in plant growth Bio-indicators (lichens)
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.
Lichens Lichens- fungus and algae/bacteria in mutualisitic relationship. –Fungus-food –Algae/bacteria- shelter, water, and minerals from fungus. –Useful bio-indicators because they cannot grow in polluted air.