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Fungi & Slime Molds

Unikonta

Features
  • Single flagellum (uni-kont) is visible (e.g. ancient fungi)
  • Amoeba- or algal-like with no flagella (e.g. derived fungi)

Geologic Age: Possibly 1.2 billion year ago
https://sites.google.com/site/botany317/session-2/eukaryotes/unikonts/Unikonts.jpg?attredirects=0
Above: Phylogeny of Life

Classification
Unikonta - single-flagellum organisms (=uni-konts)
    Kingdom Amoebozoa - amoeba-like organisms 
        Phylum Mycetozoa - slime molds
    Kingdom Opisthokonta - fungi, animals, and others 
        Phylum Chytridiomycota - Chytrids 
        Phylum Zygomycota - Sugar Molds
        Phylum Basidiomycota - Club Fungi
        Phylum Ascomycota - Sac Fungi
        Incertae Sedis - Unclassified 
        Lichens, Yeasts, Conidial Fungi, & Mycorrhizae 

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Questions for Thought:
  • What are some common plant diseases caused by chytrids? 
  • What do the terms monokaryotic and dikaryotic mean, and how do they relate to the fungal life cycle? 
  • Derived fungi have a haplontic life cycle. Where and when could you find a diploid cell?
  • What are mycorrhizae, and how does this relate to mushrooms you may find around a tree?
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Jamie Boyer,
May 13, 2013, 1:05 PM
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