20.1 Section Objectives â€“ page 529. Section Objectives: 20.1. Identify the basic characteristics of the fungi kingdom. Explain the role of fungi as decomposers and how this role affects the flow of both energy and nutrients through food chains. Section 20.1 Summary â€“ pages 529-534.
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Section Objectives: 20.1
The structure of fungi
the digested food.
Chemicals released by hyphae digest dead materials.
Parasites _____ nutrients from the living cells of their hosts.
The answer is A, spores.
Section Objectives 20.2
Other deuteromycotes are used in the making of foods, such as soy sauce and some kinds of blue-veined cheese.Section 20.2 Summary – pages 535-543
Still some deuteromycotes are used commercially to produce substances such as citric acid, which gives jams, jellies, soft drinks, and fruit-flavored candies a tart taste.
Lady slipper orchid
Species numbers are approximate and subject to change pending discoveries or extinctions.