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An interwoven mass of fungal Hyphae
Phylum including mushrooms, puffballs, jelly fungi, earth stars, smuts, bunts, rusts, mirror yeasts & human pathogenic yeast
Long branching thread-like filaments that constitute the body of a fungus
Fungi genus Claviceps/most prominent is purpurea/grows on rye & cereals plants/produces toxic alkaloids in humans from contaminated plants/contains lysergic acid (precursor to LSD)
Technical name for the cap or cap-like part of a basidiocarp or ascocarp that supports a spore-bearing surface/characteristic of agarics, boletes, tooth fungi, some ascomycetes
Crosswalls that divide Hyphae into cells
Spore-bearing surface which may consist of lamellae, tubes, or teeth, on the underside of the pileus
Phylum including sac fungi and ascomycetes/several are biological model organisms
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Fungal cell walls are strengthened by this material also found in the exoskeleton of insects
Papery hymenophore rib under the cap of some mushroom species/also called gills/used as means of spore dispersal & species identification
Parts of some fungi (i.e. Armillaria) that resemble and perform functions similar to the roots of plants
Most common pathogenic species/produces aflatoxin (toxin & carcinogen)/contaminates foods like nuts, maize/affects humans w/weak immune system
Fruiting body
Study of fungi
Genus of yeasts/most common cause of fungal infections (most harmless)/cause of thrush in humans/includes C. albicans in mammalian gut flora
Multicellular fungi known for large numbers of teliospores/Germanic for 'dirt'/infects maize (corn), barley, wheat, oats, sugarcane/takes over plant reproductive system/forms galls

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