What is a Fungi 1. 2. 3. Diversity = 4. 5. Nutritional Modes: all fungi are heterotrophic Saprobic = Parasitic - __________________________________ Mutualistic - ________________________________ ex mycorrhizae o Lichens are another important example if this we have discussed Extracellular Digestion - Question: If your feeding is by absorption – then what type of body do you need to have? Body Plant – most fungi are multicellular (exception = yeast) Structure of Fungus – composed of highly branched thread like filaments called _____________ A mass of these hyphae = _______________ has a good surface area for more absorption Cell wall made of ______________ ( same as exoskeleton of arthropods) Common to have multinucleated cells – interesting in reproduction WHY DO FUNGI GROW UP? Ever? Reproduction: Asexual o Using Spores – a spore is _______________________________________________ Sexual o Using Fruiting Bodies = heterogamous stage of diploid part of their cycle! Different in each phyla Basidia, ascus, zygospore o Alternation of Generations with a haploid stage being dominant!!!