Different from Ascomycetes because there is a definite lack of sexual reproduction, which is why they are called Imperfect Fungi
The water molds are better known as the MILDEWS. Fish tank fuzz is an example.
Protist-like mold because share common characteristics with plant-like protists, such as the cell wall
LifeCycle of Oomycota
Water molds or mildews
Cause diseases such as potato blight
Cell walls made of cellulose (like plant)
Hyphae have multiple nuclei! Because the cell walls do not fully close off.
Spore swims away like a flagellate, which is why it is protist like (think of Euglena)
Devastated potato crops, causing devastating starvation in Ireland
Coenocytic hyphae where the nucleis of each cell is embedded in the cytoplasm without a cell wall
Eg. Zygomycota, Oomycota
Hyphae with cross walls
Eg. Basidiomycota, Ascomycota
Lichens are mutualistic symbiotic organisms. They have an fungus and a _ or cyanobacterial portion. There are three lichen growth forms which are predominant in nature: _
Mycorrhizae means “fungus-root”; mutualistic relationship between plant and fungi
The plant photosynthesizes while the fungus more efficiently takes up nutrients and water from the rhizosphere than the roots would alone.
Plant benefits include:
Improved nutrient/water uptake
Improved root growth
Improved plant growth and yield
Improved disease resistance
Reduced transplant shock
Reduced drought stress