fungi study guide b1

Fungi Study Guide

Know the following:

  • general characteristics of all fungi
  • how fungi get their nutrients
  • what makes up the cell walls of fungi
  • are fungi heterotrophic or autotrophic & why
  • can fungi carry on photosynthesis
  • how fungi growing on the roots of plants help them
  • what causes ringworm
  • what are sporangia
  • know the parts of a mushroom & which parts acquire food for the organism
  • how fungi obtain their energy
  • where fungi digest their organic matter
  • what is a hyphae
  • What mats of hypha are called
  • steps in the life cycle of a mold
  • what part of a mold releases enzymes & absorbs digested food
  • what must happen for sexual reproduction to occur between mold hypha
  • examples of club fungi
  • phylum for mushrooms
  • characteristics of sac fungi or ascomycetes
  • what type of spores allow molds to remain dormant during harsh conditions
  • most common member of the zygomycete group
  • what are sporangia & what forms inside them
  • what is an example of a unicellular fungus
  • how do yeasts asexually reproduce
  • what 2 things make up the body of a lichen
  • why are fungi so important to the environment