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1.26: Fungi Kingdom

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    Mushrooms belong to the fungi kingdom. They can provide proteins and many nutrients while minimal harmfulness to environment.

    Agaricus bisporus is an over $24 billion economy with varieties such as portobella, cremini, and button mushrooms (both white and brown) in the U.S.

    \(\PageIndex{1}\). Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    • SLO 26.01: Apply the best practices for learning Kingdom Fungi
    • SLO 26.02: Describe the characteristics of fungi habitat
    • SLO 26.03: Describe the characteristics of phylum Ascomycota
    • SLO 26.04: Describe the characteristics of phylum Basidiomycota
    • SLO 26.05: Identify given plant species with their scientific names based on their key features
    • SLO 26.06: Describe the characteristics of phylum Deuteromycota
    • SLO 26.07: Describe the characteristics of phylum Glomeromycota

    \(\PageIndex{2}\). Big Picture


    \(\PageIndex{3}\). Test Your Knowledge

    • Assessment 1: TRUE or FALSE: Truffles, rare underground edible fungi, found near chestnut, oak, pine, hazelnut, and pecan roots that exchange nutrients and sugars.
    • Assessment 2: TRUE or FALSE: White truffles (alba) can cost \(\$ 3,500 / \mathrm{lb}\).
    • Assessment 3: TRUE or FALSE: Antibiotic “penicillin” is derived from fungi Penicillium notatum.
    • Assessment 4: TRUE or FALSE: There are some fungi that glow in the dark just like fireflies when their luciferin reacts with \(\mathrm{O}_{2}\).

    \(\PageIndex{4}\). Can You Spot These Plants?


    \(\PageIndex{5}\). Check Your Answers

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