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Extacellular Digestion

Digestion that akes place outside of the cell.

Mycelium

The part of the fungus responsible for extracellular digestion and absorption of the digested food.

Hypha

A filiment of fungal cells.

Rhizoid Hypha

A hypha that is imbedded in the material on which the fungus grows.

Aerial Hypha

A hypha that is not imbedded in the materical upon which the fungus grows.

Sporophore

Specialized aerial hypha that produces spores.

Stolon

An aerial hypha that asexually reproduces to make more filaments.

Haustorium

A hypha of a parasitic fungus that enters the host's cells, absorbing nutrition directly from the cytoplasm.

Chitin

A chemical that provides both thoughness and flexibility.

Membrane

A thin covering of tissue.

Fermentation

The anearobic breakdown of sugars into smaller molecules.

Zygospore

A zygote surrounded by a hard, protective covering

Zygote

The result of sexual reproduction when each parent contributes half of the DNA necessary for the offspring.

Antibiotic

A chemical secreted by a living prganism that kills or reduces the reproduction rate of other organisms.

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