KINGDOM FUNGI SCAVENGER HUNT(48)

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WEBSITE #1: http://www.perspective.com/nature/fungi/index.html

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a. What are the four major groups of fungi?

 

 

b. What do fungi do that is so important in nature?

 

 

c. How is digestion different in fungi than it is in most organisms?   

 

 

d. What are the reproductive “cells” of fungi?

 

 

e. Many people like button mushrooms (genus Agaricus) on their pizza. What is the general name of the phylum they belong to?

 

f. What is the general name of the phylum that morels belong to?

 

g. Phylum Deuteromycota is the “left-over” group. Name 3 ways this phylum is “interacts” with humans.

 

 

h. What is a lichen?

 

 

WEBSITE #2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fungi

a. Are fungi eukaryotic or prokaryotic?

 

b. Fungi were once classified as plants, but not anymore. What makes them different from plants?

 

 

c. Fungi have cell walls made of this carbohydrate?

 

d. Are there any single celled fungi?

 

e. How do yeast reproduce?

 

f. True or False. Ringworm is caused by worms. (If false, explain)

 

g. The study of fungi is called?

 

WEBSITE #3: www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/farm/story4/mushroomfacts.htm

a. True or False. Mushrooms can do photosynthesis. (If false, explain)

 

 

b. What do portabella mushrooms have in common with bananas?

 

 

c. What is the largest living organism and where is it found?

 

 

 

WEBSITE #4: http://herbarium.usu.edu/fungi/FunFacts/factindx1.htm

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a. Truffles are prized, expensive fungi. What are two animals used to find them?

 

b. In North America, what 2 furry critters are mainly responsible for truffle spore dispersal?

 

 

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c. What are hyphae?

 

 

d. What is a mycorrhiza?

 

           

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e. What is the yeast that causes “thrush” & “yeast infections?”

 

 

f. What is the yeast used in making bread?