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i need help with homework!!-producers

Post by biology_coolchick » Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:18 am

:( well i have biology in school and i have home work to do and i dont know what producers mean? can anyone help me?

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Post by davidswanepoel » Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:33 pm

Primary producers? These are plants and fungi. They produce food(glucose etc) using energy from sun by photosynthesis.

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Post by Poison » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:08 pm

Fungi make photosynthesis? I don't think so.
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Post by davidswanepoel » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:18 pm

True that. My bad:-) Just plants then!

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Post by victor » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:55 pm

don't forget about protista..:lol:
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Post by Poison » Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:46 pm

Many botanists say green things (like algea) are plants too.
NOTE: I didn't say Plantae, I said plants. :)
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Post by kiekyon » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:03 am

two types to be a primary producers

1. photosynthetic- green plant, algae, and pigmented sulfur bacteria

2. chemosynthetic- nitrifying bacteria, nonpigmentd sulfur bacteria

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Post by Zeneth Entorion » Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:19 pm

Poison wrote:Fungi make photosynthesis? I don't think so.


Actually there are some fungi that are photosynthetic- lichens- but they do it via a symbiotic relationship with an alga of some sort.

However the only organisms I know of which are photosynthetic in their own right are plants, algae and cyanobacteria.

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Post by baikuza » Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:23 am

Actually there are some fungi that are photosynthetic- lichens- but they do it via a symbiotic relationship with an alga of some sort.


wait. she, poison, was correct. lichens is the word which refers to the symbiotic between the algae and the fungi. after all organism which do photosyntesis is the algae, not the fungi.

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Post by Poison » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:35 am

Lichens are not "fungi". Yes, they are classified according to the fungi but that does not show they are one. They are a form of symbiotic relationship. And the one that makes photosynthesis is the algea.
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Post by kabuto » Mon May 01, 2006 5:00 am

Poison wrote:Many botanists say green things (like algea) are plants too.
NOTE: I didn't say Plantae, I said plants. :)


are there any difference btwn plant and plantae?

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Post by Poison » Mon May 01, 2006 5:51 pm

Plantae is a kingdom. The term "plant" includes Plantae plus algea. That's what many botanists say, well, looks logical to me.
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