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Protists and Fungi

Gullet The opening through which a paramecium takes in food.
Food vacuole A bubble-like structure where food is digested inside a protozoan
Anal pore The opening in which undigested food leaves a paramecium
Describe the path of food in a paramecium Food enters the gullet, is enclosed in a food vacuole, travels all through the paramecium, food waste is expelled through the anal pore.
Hyphae Thin, tube-like threads produced by a fungus
Mycleium A mass of hyphae
Identify the properties of fungi Do not move, can not make their own food, reproduce by releasing spores
How are fungi different from plants and animals Fungi do not move from place to place and fungi can not make their own food
What do the gills on a mushroom do The gills release millions of spores into the air
Why does bread mold look fuzzy The hyphae make bread look fuzzy.
How do fungi help to recycle nutrients Fungi break down waste matter and return nutrients into the ground
Name two diseases caused by fungi. Ringworm and athlete's foot.
Created by: mrssimona