What are Fungi? - Types and Characteristics


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Which of the following describes fungi?

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1. Why is the cell wall of a fungus noteworthy?

2. Why are antifungal drugs more likely to cause side effects in humans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of characteristics of fungi. Information you'll be assessed on includes a description of yeasts and fungi as well as the reason antifungal drugs are more likely to cause side effects in humans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the quiz, you'll be tested on:

  • Description of yeasts and fungi
  • Noteworthy property of the cell wall of a fungus
  • Reason antifungal drugs are more likely to cause side effects in humans
  • Mycosis defined

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of fungi
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding mycosis and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding antifungal drugs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about yeasts and fungi

Additional Learning

To learn more about fungi, review the accompanying lesson, What are Fungi? - Types and Characteristics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the broad class of fungi
  • Define saprophyte
  • Explain the role of spores in fungal reproduction
  • Know three major types of fungus
  • Identify two mycosis examples