Biology Exploring Study Set 1

Biology

Quiz 25 :

Fungi

Quiz 25 :

Fungi

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Which fungal phylum includes members that are the only ones to produce motile spores?
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Suppose you discover an aquatic fungus that makes spores which use flagella to swim. Into which group should you classify this fungus?
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Based on recent comparisons of DNA and RNA sequences, what type of organisms are fungi most closely related to?
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Which substance typically provides rigidity to fungal cell walls?
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Which type of habitat lifestyle did the first fungi probably have?
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What is the general term for a state in which two organisms live together in close association?
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Based on molecular evidence, how long have fungi been present on land?
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Suppose you are a researcher who has discovered a mutant fungus that produces extra-thick septa which allow for only minimal transfer of nutrients through them. Compared to the normal fungus, what would you expect the mutant to do?
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What is the name of the general mechanism of fungal reproduction?
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In terms of evolutionary history, which phylum contains fungi that were the first to diverge from the rest of the fungi?
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Based on gene sequencing data, when did the lineages leading to animals and fungi appear to diverge from each other?
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In addition to decomposition and decay, what is another major ecological role of the fungi?
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Which fungal phylum includes members that create a special, resistant zygospore during sexual reproduction?
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What is the genetic makeup of fungal spores?
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Which of the following is the best definition of mycelium?
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What term refers to the process in fungi that allows nutrients to flow from food-absorbing parts of the fungal body to other non-absorptive parts?
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Which term refers to the fusion of the cytoplasm of two genetically different cells?
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What is the name of the multicellular fungi that grow as branching filaments?
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Where do fungi perform digestion of organic molecules?
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In fungal reproduction, what is the name of the process in which fusion of nuclei takes place?
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