Intro to fungi
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plasmodial slime molds, now in protista
net slime molds
thought to cause a serious disease of ellgrass (Zoastera marina), which had a serious impact on brant, redhead, flounders, cod and scallop.
Where can slime molds be found?
The plasmodial stage is found on rotting logs, leaf litter, or in moist, shaded soil.
importance of slime molds?
some are serious plant pests. ex: cabbage clubroot disease cause by Plasmodiophora brassicae, an endophytic parasite.
slime molds are significant decomposers, and thus contribute to the maintenance of nutrient cycling.
is a multinucleate, pigmented, naked protoplast in the vegetative state.
hardened form of the plasmodium when temperature or moisture are reduced below acceptable levels.
dormant stage of sclerotium that is composed of irregular hardened masses.
typically a sporangium consists of an outer wall, which may be either delicate or firm.
a delicate network of hair-like structures among which one finds the spores.
the stipe or stalk of the sporangium.
a thin membranous structure
hardened vein-like structures that form spores
miniature puff-ball-like structure that forms spores.
cells with two flagella that are used in swimming in an aquatic medium for germination.
naked protoplasts that form with dry conditions. not flagellated.
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