What kind of Hypha exists in all multicellular fungi?
|If a fungus forms haustoria, is it saprophytic or parasitic?||It is parasitic, because the haustorium is designed to invade the cells of the host and draw nutrients from them.|
|What kind of hypha exists in all multicellular fungi?||Rhizoid hyphae|
In this regard, what part of the mushroom holds the Basidia?
Gilled mushrooms have basidia located on the gills on the underside of the cap. The spores are dropped from the gills when mature. In boletes, the basidia are located in tubes within the flesh of the cap of the mushroom.
Beside above, what job does the fruiting body of a fungus perform? The fruiting body holds and releases the spores for reproduction. Once all spores are released, the fruiting body withers and dies. Spores of a fungus give rise to offspring that are identical in every way to the parent.
Similarly one may ask, why do Slime molds appear in Kingdom Protista in some biology books?
Because they have fungi when they reproduce. And they behave like colonial Protista when they feed. A hypha that is imbedded in the materials on which the fungus grows.
What are the two major forms of mutualism in which fungi participate?
Two common mutualistic relationships involving fungi are mycorrhiza and lichen.
- A mycorrhiza is a mutualistic relationship between a fungus and a plant. The fungus grows in or on the plant roots.
- A lichen is an organism that results from a mutualistic relationship between a fungus and a photosynthetic organism.