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- List the characteristics of fungi.
- Take a look at the various types of fungi.
- Describe the ecological role of fungi.
1. What are Fungi? - Types and Characteristics
In this lesson, we will examine the group of organisms known as the fungi. This group includes the familiar organisms mushrooms, yeasts and molds. We will look at several major characteristics of fungi, as well as a few disease-causing fungi.
2. The Diversity of Fungi
The Fungi Kingdom is unique and quite diverse. In this video lesson, you'll learn about the different groups of fungi and see how fungi are much more than just mushrooms and molds!
3. Ecological Effects of Fungi
The Fungi Kingdom is very diverse. Many fungi species are beneficial, while others can pose risks to both the environment and us. In this video lesson, you will learn about some of the ways that fungi affect ecology and human health.
4. Hyphae: Definition, Function & Types
Hyphae are the thread-like filaments that make up a multicellular fungus and release enzymes to absorb nutrients from food sources. Learn more about hyphae here.
5. What is Mycelium? - Definition & Function
You have probably seen mycelium in your kitchen cupboard or refrigerator. Not sure what mycelium is? Read on. In this lesson, you will explore the definition of mycelium and the function and importance of these structures in nature.
6. Radiotrophic fungus: Chernobyl & Fukushima
Radiotrophic fungus is found at sites of nuclear disasters, and appears to use radiation as an energy source for life. Learn more about this unique organism and quiz yourself at the end.
7. Basidiomycota Life Cycle
The life cycle of the Basidiomycota - the mushrooms and their kin - is easily recognizable. Nested within the Kingdom Fungi, the Basidiomycota spend most of their life cycle underground before producing the recognizable fruiting bodies we see above ground.
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