Ch 25: Introduction to Fungi: Tutoring Solution

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The Introduction to Fungi chapter of this High School Biology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about fungi. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach the characteristics and types of fungi required in a typical high school biology course.

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  • Struggle with understanding fungi characteristics, ecological effects and diversity or any other fungi topic.
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Learning Objectives

  • List the characteristics of fungi.
  • Take a look at the various types of fungi.
  • Describe the ecological role of fungi.

7 Lessons in Chapter 25: Introduction to Fungi: Tutoring Solution
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What are Fungi? - Types and Characteristics

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.

The Diversity of 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!

Ecological Effects of Fungi

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.

Hyphae: Definition, Function & Types

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.

What is Mycelium? - Definition & Function

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.

Radiotrophic fungus: Chernobyl & Fukushima

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.

Basidiomycota Life Cycle

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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