21-3 Ecology of Fungi<br />
Saprobes<br />Saprobe is an organism that obtains food from decaying organic matter.<br />
Lichens<br />Lichens are symbiotic association between a fungus and a photosynthetic organism.<br />
Mycorrhizae<br />Mycorrhiza is the symbiotic association of plant roots and fungi.<br />
Fungi as decomposers<br />Fungi plan an essential role in maintaining equilibrium in nearly every ecosystem, where they re...
Fungi as parasites<br />Parasitic fungi cause serious plant and animal diseases. A few cause diseases in humans.<br />
Symbiotic relationships<br />Some fungi form symbiotic relationships in which both partners benefit. Two such mutualistic ...
21 3 Ecology Of Fungi
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21 3 Ecology Of Fungi

  1. 1. 21-3 Ecology of Fungi<br />
  2. 2. Saprobes<br />Saprobe is an organism that obtains food from decaying organic matter.<br />
  3. 3. Lichens<br />Lichens are symbiotic association between a fungus and a photosynthetic organism.<br />
  4. 4. Mycorrhizae<br />Mycorrhiza is the symbiotic association of plant roots and fungi.<br />
  5. 5. Fungi as decomposers<br />Fungi plan an essential role in maintaining equilibrium in nearly every ecosystem, where they recycle nutrients by breaking down the bodies and wastes of other organisms.<br />
  6. 6. Fungi as parasites<br />Parasitic fungi cause serious plant and animal diseases. A few cause diseases in humans.<br />
  7. 7. Symbiotic relationships<br />Some fungi form symbiotic relationships in which both partners benefit. Two such mutualistic associations, lichens and mycorrhizae are essential to many ecosystems.<br />

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