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Fungal cell walls are strengthened by this material also found in the exoskeleton of insects
Crosswalls that divide Hyphae into cells
Study of fungi
An interwoven mass of fungal Hyphae
Phylum including sac fungi and ascomycetes/several are biological model organisms
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
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)
Papery hymenophore rib under the cap of some mushroom species/also called gills/used as means of spore dispersal & species identification
Phylum including mushrooms, puffballs, jelly fungi, earth stars, smuts, bunts, rusts, mirror yeasts & human pathogenic yeast
Fruiting body
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
Spore-bearing surface which may consist of lamellae, tubes, or teeth, on the underside of the pileus
Genus of yeasts/most common cause of fungal infections (most harmless)/cause of thrush in humans/includes C. albicans in mammalian gut flora
Long branching thread-like filaments that constitute the body of a fungus
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

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