The Kingdom Fungi


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The Kingdom Fungi
1011302The Kingdom FungiFungi are placed in a separate kingdom on the basis of several distinct characteristics. They are all eukaryotic, heterotrophic, and, except for yeasts, multicellular (or multinucleate). They obtain their food by absorption rather than by ingestion. They secrete their digestive enzymes outside their bodies and then absorb the products of digestion produced outside. Most fungi possess cell walls made of chitin, an amino-containing polysaccharide mentioned in Chap. 29. They all lack flagella and are restricted in terms of motility.Yeasts are unicellular fungi believed to have developed from multicellular a…
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George H. Fried; George J. Hademenos: Schaum's Outline of Biology, Fourth Edition. The Kingdom Fungi, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export