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fungi 7.4


What characteristics do fungi share? eukaryotes that have cell walls, heterotrophs that feed by absorbing their food, and use spores to reproduce
How do fungi reproduce? by making spores. The lightweight spores are surrounded by a protective covering and can be carried easily through air or water to new sites.
What roles do fungi play in nature? provides food for people, decomposers and recyclers on Earth. some cause disease while others fight disease. some live in symbiosis with other organisms
hyphae braching, threadlike tubes that make up the bodies of multicellular fungi
fruiting body The reproductive structure of a fungus that contains many hyphae and produces spores.
budding a form of asexual reproduction of yeast in which a new cell grows out of the body of a parent
lichen The combination of a fungus and either an alga or an autotrophic bacterium that live together in a mutualistic relationship.
Created by: Lisa Leonard