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Fungi Unit

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Fungi
A eukaryotic organism that has cell wells, use spores to reproduce, and is a heterotroph that feeds by absorbing its food
Hyphae
The branching, threadlike tubes that make up the bodies of multicellular fungi.
Budding
A form of asexual reproduction of yeast in which a new cell grows out of the body of a parent.
Lichen
The combination of a fungus and either an alga or an autotrophic bacterium that live together in a mutualistic relationship.
Spores
Tiny reproductive cells.
Roles of Fungus
decomposer, recyclers, foods, cause disease, fight disease and part of lichen.
Fungus-Plant Root Associations
The hyphae spread out underground and absorb water and nutrients from the soil for the plant.
Eukaryotes
Cells that have a nucleus
Heterotroph
Organisms that can not make their own food.
Decomposer
An organism that breaks down wastes and dead organisms
Fruiting Body
The reproductive structure of a fungus that contains many hyphae and produces spores. Also known as the Cap.
Gills
structure that produces spores
Three groups of Fungi
Club, Sac and Zygote
Antibiotics
Chemical that kills/slows growth of bacteria