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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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by Sophiahotep
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:08 am
 
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lichens

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

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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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