Structure of Fungi
By: Ashleigh Fuller
a complex polysaccharide, a polymer of N-acetylglucosamine, found in the exoskeletons of arthropods and in the cell walls of fungi; thought to be responsible for some forms of asthma in humans
any polysaccharide that is a polymer of glucose
the functional equivalent of cholesterol found in cell membranes of fungi and some protists, as well as, the steroid precursor of vitamin D2
the vegetative part of any fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, threadlike hyphae, often underground
a long, branching, filamentous structure of a fungus that is the main mode of vegetative growth
cell wall division between hyphae of a fungus
vegetative body of a fungus
any organism that lives on dead organic matter, as certain fungi and bacteria
-Fungi cells also contain mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, and the golgi apparatus.
-Fungi do not have chloroplast or chlorophyll, unlike plants.
-Cell wall contains chitin and glucans.
Basic body structure
cell walls are made of chitin, which is a strong but flexible nitrogen structure. The fungi are able to grow rapidly due to the structure of their mycelium.
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