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Fungi Ch 5

How do fungi get food? breaking down waste and dead matter
Why is bread mold fuzzy? because of the hyphae
What is another name for club fungi? mushrooms
What is a digestive enzyme? a chemical that helps break down food
What is mycorrhiza? a mutualism between a fungus and plant roots
What do yeast use to reproduce? budding (asexual reproduction)
What is a lichen? an organism that is made up of a fungus and algae or bacteria
What is a aflatoxin? a chemical that causes liver cancer and is produced by mold
What kills lichens? air pollution
What makes fungi different from animals? they do not move from place to place
What is budding? reproduction in which part of the organism pinches off to form a new organism
How do fungi reproduce sexually? when a plus hypha touches a minus hypha and join together to release spores
How do fungi digest food? outside of their bodies
What is the most common way fungi reproduce? asexually through the release of spores
What do is the function of gills? They release spore into the air
What diseases are caused by fungi? ringworm and athlete's foot
What are rusts and smuts? fungi that lives as parasites on plants, kill the plants
Created by: alaskowitz