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Please answer the following questions on FUNGI (attached).

LAB 15-A

1- Do the hyphae of zygomycetes contain cross walls (sept)?
2- How would you describe the hyphae of Zygomycetes?

LAB 15-B

1- Describe the hyphae of pezira
2- Are ascospores the result of asexual or sexual reproduction?

LAB 15-C

1- Describe the hyphae of basidiomycetes
2- Are basidiospores the result of asexual or sexual reproduction
3- In general terms, compare asci and basidia with respect to the roles of meiosis and mitosis in their development

LAB 15-D

1- Why are these fungi referred to as imperfect fungi?
2- Penicillium roqueforti (the blue mold that favors Roquefort and blue cheese) is an ascospore producing fungus. In what division would you place P. roqueforti ?


1- If both organisms are presumed to benefit, what type of symbiotic relationship exists in lichens between the fungus and the alga (or the cyanobacterium)?
2- How would your answer to question #1 be affected if you consider that the algae of some lichens can live alone, whereas the fungi of those lichens can not survive alone?
3- Why may the term controlled parasitism be a better description of therelationship between the fungus and alga (or cyanobacterium)?
4- Identify a-f as one of the following groups of fungi: Aygomycota, Basidiomycota, Ascomycota, or Deuteromycota.
a. reproduce sexually by asci
b. eukaryotic cells
c. zygospores
d. reproduce asexually by conidia
e. hyphae lack cross walls
f. four basidiospores per basidium