Biology, Eighth Edition (Raven)

Chapter 31: Fungi

Learning Outcomes

Chapter 31
  • Understand why fungi are not classified with plants.
  • Understand how fungi are fundamentally different from other living organisms.
  • Understand the reproductive uniqueness of the fungi.
  • Compare and contrast the four phyla of fungi.
  • Describe a typical life cycle of all four fungal phyla.
  • Understand the difference between the terms: monokaryotic versus dikaryotic.
  • Understand the difference between homokaryotic and heterokaryotic.
  • Know how yeasts differ from other fungi.
  • Know what important symbiotic relationships exist between fungi and other organisms.
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