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15: Microfungi - Slimes, Molds, and Microscopic True Fungi

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  • Learning Objectives

    Content Objectives

    • Learn the traits used to distinguish between true fungi and fungus-like organisms
    • Understand how filamentous morphology relates to feeding by external absorption
    • Compare feeding strategies and ecology of different fungal groups

    Skill Objectives

    • Use life history traits to differentiate between true fungi and fungus-like organisms
    • Identify important structures in the haplontic Rhizopus life cycle. Know the function and ploidy of these structures.
    • Interpret a phylogeny to draw conclusions about the relatedness of organismal groups
    • Use stains to view microscopic features more effectively

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