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16.5: Summative Questions

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    1. What determines whether a fungus is considered microfungi or macrofungi?
    2. How would you differentiate between an ascomycete and basidiomycete? Which features would be most helpful in making this determination?
    3. Fungi can form many different types of symbiotic relationships with plants. Compare and contrast parasitic and mutualistic symbioses.
    4. What is a lichen? How would you classify this in the tree of life and why?
    5. How do lichens obtain food? Are they autotrophic or heterotrophic? Explain your reasoning.
    6. Label the structures present in the diagram on the next page and identify the group of fungi that each of these is from. Choose a different color to represent haploid, diploid, and dikaryotic tissues.
    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Fruiting structures of Kingdom Fungi

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