Hyphae: Definition, Function & Types


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Hyphae originate as tubular extensions of which of the following?

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1. Hyphae help break down food by doing what?

2. What do you call the type of hyphae that have walls to separate cells?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo helps check your knowledge of how hyphae grow. You will need to have some understanding of hyphae's different types to pass this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • How hyphae originate
  • Different types of hyphae
  • Name of a large mass of hyphae
  • How hyphae break down food

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you can accurately define key words, such as septa, mycelium, and chitin
  • Information recall - access the understanding you have about hyphae and how they break down food
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions concerning types of hyphae and how they originate

Additional Learning

To learn more about hyphae and their composition, review the lesson called Hyphae: Definition, Function & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Definition of heterotrophic organisms
  • Understanding spores
  • Knowing the composition of chitin
  • Differentiate septate from coenocytic hyphae