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Biology-Chapter 12

Biology-Chapter 12-Kingdom Fungi

mycology the study of fungi
mycelium one of the hyphae in a fungal organism
hypha one of a slender filaments that composes the mycelium of a fungus
chitin a complex polysaccharide that is a component in the cell walls of fungi (provides toughness and flexibility for the fungus)
Decomposition The MOST important beneficial function of fungi
Phylum Zygomycota reproduce sexually when hyphae of different mating types fuse and form a zygosporangium (bread mold)
Phylum Ascomycota reproduce by forming sexual spores in a microscopic saclike structure (yeast, penicillium)
Phylum Basidiomycota reproduce sexually by forming spore on club-shaped cells (mushrooms)
Created by: marlynp