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All About Fungi (Grades 11-12)

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All About Fungi

1. 
What is the primary component of a fungal cell wall?
  1. cellulose
  2. chitin
  3. glycogen
  4. lipids
2. 
What is a major role of saprobic fungi in a terrestrial ecosystem?
  1. trap atmospheric carbon dioxide
  2. parasitize plants and animals
  3. break down carbon compounds
  4. serve as pathogens for plants
3. 
How do fungi maintain genetic diversity?
  1. They undergo binary fission
  2. They form conidia
  3. They undergo budding
  4. They perform plasmogamy
4. 
Which of these is the closest group to the basidiomycota?
  1. the Chytrids
  2. the Ascomycota
  3. the Zygomycota
  4. the Lichens
5. 
How do lichens obtain their energy?
  1. through photosynthesis
  2. by decaying organic matter
  3. from parasitizing other plants
  4. from minerals in the soil
6. 
In the fungal hyphae, which of the following does not occur between karyogamy and plasmogamy?
  1. meiosis
  2. spore formation
  3. mitosis
  4. production of a fruiting body
7. 
The body of a multicellular fungus is called a(n)                       .
8. 
The Basidiomycota are a group of fungi that produce a reproductive structure called a basidium. This structure is most similar to the                  of the Ascomycota.
9. 
Why are fungi important to the establishment and growth of tree seedlings in a forest?



10. 
What are the structures called that the hyphae of multicellular fungi are organized into?
  1. a dikaryon
  2. a mycelium
  3. an arbusule
  4. a rhizoid
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