Botany lecture notes

Nutrition in Fungi Key Points with PPT (Saprophytic, Parasitic, Symbiotic and Predator Fungi)

nutrition in fungi

Ø  Fungi are heterotrophic in nutrition

Ø  They are chlorophyll deficient plants and hence they cannot manufacture carbohydrates using carbon dioxide, water and sunlight

Ø  Fungi are with simple structural organization, thus they always depends on dead or living organic matter for their energy requirements

Ø  On the basis of mode of nutrition, fungi are classified into four groups:

(1). Saprophytes

(2). Parasites

(3). Symbionts

(4). Predacious fungi

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Kingdom Fungi: General Characteristics (Key points with PPT)

general characters of fungi ppt

Fungi- Definition, Examples, Structure, Classification & Reproduction

What are fungi? How fungi differ from other plants?

Ø  Fungi (fungus) in Latin literally means mushrooms

Ø  Fungi are eukaryotic organisms with true nucleus and membrane bounded organelles

Ø  They are non-vascular Cryptogams included in Thallophyta along with algae due to their undifferentiated plant body.

Ø  Study of fungi is called mycology and the one who study fungi is called Mycologist

Ø  The word in Latin ‘mykes’ means fungus

Ø  Kingdom fungi includes about 5100 genera and 50,000 species

Ø  Fungi are heterotrophs since they lack chlorophyll

Ø  Fungi cannot synthesize their own carbohydrates using, carbohydrates, water and sunlight.

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