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Apologia Fungus

Apologia Biology Module 4 - Kingdom Fungi

extracellular digestion digestion that takes place outside of the cell
mycelium the part of the fungus responsible for extracellular digestion and absorption of the digestion
hypha a filament of fungal cells
rhizoid hypha hypha that is imbedded in the material in which a fungus grows
aerial hypha a hypha that is not imbedded in the material upon which the fungus grows
sporophore aerial hypha that produced spores
stolon aerial hypha that makes new filaments (asexually)
haustorium a hypha of a parasitic fungus that enters the host's cells, absorbing nutrition directly from the cytoplasm
chitin a chemical that makes fungus both tough and flexible
membrane a thin covering of tissue
fermentation the anaerobic breakdown of sugars into smaller materials
zygospore a zygote surrounded by a hard, protective covering
antibiotic a chemical secreted by a living organism that kills or reduces the reproduction rate of other organisms.
Created by: kloutz