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Fungi Both single-celled & multicellular. Major role in nature is as decomposers- They grown on, break down & absorb nutrients from dead material
Reproduction of FungiAsexual or sexual spores. Spores often contained in a specialized structure known as a fruiting body.
SporesThey can be involved in the transmission of fungal diseases & are also one of the most common causes of respiratory allergies (e.g.: hay fever & asthma)
MoldsMulticellular fungi composed of strands (hyphae) of cells all joined into one mass. Some have chitin in their cell wall.
Penicillium & MushroomsExamples of molds
YeastsA single-celled fungus that can carry out fermentation. Economically important for the production of bread, wine, and beer
LichensA symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an algae. Algae provides food via photosynthesis, the mold attatches to the surface & absorbs nutrients
Dermatophytes(fungal disease). This group of fungi can break down keratin in your skin. A disease commonly known as ringworm is an example
Candida (fungal disease). A yeast fungi that can infect the mouth, intestines, or vagina and is often seen in immunosuppressed patients (e.g.: HIV infection or patients on cancer chemotherapy)