Kingdom Fungi

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Kingdom Fungi
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Pros/Cons of Fungi
Food spoilage
Some are
Decompose dead
organic waste
Source of food and
food production
Bread and wine
1. Characteristics of Fungi
a. Eukaryotes
b. Heterotrophs
c. Habitat-air, water, damp walls, gardens, food,
warm moist environments, cold temperature.
d. Most are multicellular; yeast is unicelluar.
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4 Reasons Fungi Are Different From Plants
1) fungi lack chlorophyll
2) fungi are not photosynthetic
•cannot produce their own food
Saprophyte-feeds on
dead/decaying organisms
•most are saprophytes (feed on dead organic matter)
•some are parasites (feed on living organisms)
3) they never reproduce by making seeds
4) most fungi have cell walls made of chitin… Except molds
•Plant cell walls are made of what?
•molds have cell walls made of cellulose…like plants
Structure of Fungi
Hyphae(pl)-threadlike filaments which
develop from spores
They have cell walls composed of chitin.
which give the cell wall strength and
c. Mycelium (s)
-A network of filaments that may contain
different types of hyphae
Anchor fungus into its food source
 Allow fungus to absorb nutrients from food source
 Form spores for reproduction
d. Some hyphae are divided into individual cells
by crosswalls called septa
The septa contain pores……
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Germ tube (Growing Spore)
(initial hypha)
single hypha
Mass of hyphae (mycelium)
Fungi are heterotrophic.
3. Extracellular digestion, process by
which food is digested outside the fungal
body and nutrients diffuse (are absored)
into hyphae
a. Saprophytes (decomposers)-feed on
dead organic matter
b. Parasites- absorb nutrients from the
living cells of their hosts
Turkey tail
Mycorrhiza (mutualism)
Mycorrhiza-symbiotic relationshio
between fungus and plant roots
Fungus increases plant’s absoprtion of
nutrients and water
 Plants provide organic nutrients
Lichen (Mutualism)
Lichen-fungus and green algae or
Fungus provides water and minerals it
absorbs from rain and the air
 Algae provides nutrients.
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4. Reproduction
3 types of Asexual reproduction
a. Budding
b. Fragmentation
c. Spores ---reproductive cell that grows into
a new organism without fertilization
 sporangium-sac where spores are produced;
protects spores from harsh conditions
 Spores are dispersed by wind, water, and animals
• Once spores are caught by something, they can be carried
long distances
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Kingdom Fungi Phylum Zygomycota
Ex: Rhizopus stonifer (bread mold)
Hyphae grow when spores settle on moist
Stolons grow along the surface producing
mycelim; rhizoids penetrate food and anchor
mycelium into bread
Hyphae grow upward to produce
sporangia which contains spores
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Rhizoids- hyphae of bread mold that digest
bread for ingestion
Ascomycotes (sac fungi)
Yeast, morels, truffles
 Importance
Found on decaying food, Cause plant disease
 Yeast ferment sugar to produce the CO2 needed
to make beer, wine, bread (alcoholic
fermentation); also important to genetic studies
 Morels and truffles are edible
 Cause plant diseases such as Dutch elm disease,
chestnut blight, apple scab, and ergot.
Dutch elm disease
Chestnut blight
Apple scab
EX: yeasts, cup fungi, powdery mildews, & lichens
Lichens - a fungus and an organism with
chlorophyll that live together
Cause of human infections which include
athlete’s foot, ringworm, yeast infections,
and jock itch
 Penicillin –antibiotic
 Food production-Soy sauce, blue cheese
citric acid used in jams, jellies, soft drinks,
fruit flavored candy
Basidiomycotes (club fungi)
Ex: mushrooms, puffballs, stinkhorns,
Mushroom Reproduction