Kingdom Fungi Vocabulary

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Kingdom Fungi Vocabulary
2011-02-17 21:27:08
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Biology 1 Pre-AP
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  1. Chitin
    complex carbohydrate that makes up the cell walls of fungi
  2. Hypha
    tiny filament that makes up a multicellular fungus or water mold
  3. Mycelium
    many hyphae tangled together into a thick mass; comprises the bodies of multicellular fungi
  4. Sporangium
    structure in ferns and some fungi that contains spores
  5. Spore
    haploid reproductive cell
  6. Rhizoids
    rootlike hypha that penetrate the surface of an object
  7. Gametangium
    gamete-producint structure found in black bread mold
  8. Budding
    asexual process by which yeasts increase in number; process of attacking a bud to a plant to produce a new branch
  9. Saprobe
    organism that obtains food from decaying organic matter
  10. Parasite
  11. Decomposer
    organism that breaks down and obtains energy from dead organic matter
  12. Detritus
    particles of organic material that provide food for organisms at the base of an estuary's food web
  13. Symbiotic relationships
  14. Mutualism
    symbiotic relationship in which both species benefit from the relationship
  15. Lichen
    symbiotic association between a fungus and a photosynthetic organism
  16. Mycorrhiza
    symbiotic associaion of plant roots and fungi
  17. Penicillin