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Fungus

(Science: microbiology) a general term used to denote a group of eukaryotic protists, including mushrooms, yeasts, rusts, moulds, smuts, etc., which are characterised by the absence of chlorophyll and by the presence of a rigid cell wall composed of chitin, mannans and sometimes cellulose.

They are usually of simple morphological form or show some reversible cellular specialisation, such as the formation of pseudoparenchymatous tissue in the fruiting body of a mushroom. The dimorphic fungi grow, according to environmental conditions, as moulds or yeasts.


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Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

I am in the fungus section of "Teaming with Microbes" and it says that bacteria are "in the minor leagues" of composting. So, I was already going to get some inoculated fungus logs from amazon and analyze them ...

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by Sophiahotep
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:08 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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lichens

guys, why isn't lichens classified into any one of those 6 kingdoms???? i could suggest mycota since it is helotism of a fungus(trapper) on an algal partner(trapped). i could also suggest a 7th kingdom for lichens since they behave both like algea and fungi.

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by Sumanth001
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:48 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lichens
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Food Web

IMHO it should be consumed <- consumer, so that "lower" levels of food chain are lower as is usually depicted. Anyway, fungus cannot be the one who is only consumed, no matter which one is it (either II or V)

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by JackBean
Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Food Web
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Food Web

... the sense: consumed to consumer ? If it's not the case and you're right, II would be in fact consuming everything, being able to be a decomposer (fungus). But in that case the answer couldn't be letter b, given that the question asks for the only option that the fungus can NOT be.

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by LeandroLuis
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:36 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Food Web
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Springhill Group - Asian frogs becoming extinct, biologists

... of devastation all around the world, in part because of the spread of the fungal diseaseBatrachochytrium dendrobatidis, known as BD or chytrid fungus, which has wiped out whole populations within the space of a few years. But while conservation and monitoring efforts have so far focused on ...

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by justinbibe88
Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:47 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Springhill Group - Asian frogs becoming extinct, biologists
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