- is a phylum of fungi. The name comes from zygosporangia, where resistant sphericalspores are formed during sexual reproduction.
- It is unique in that it adheres its spores to vegetation, so as to be eaten by grazinganimals. It then passes through the animals' digestive systems and grows in their feces.
Its members are commonly known as the sac fungi. The defining feature of this fungalgroup is the "ascus". Asexual only.
the fruiting body (sporocarp) of an ascomycete fungus. It consists of very tightly interwovenhyphae and may contain millions of asci,
An ascospore is a spore contained in an ascus or that was produced inside an ascus
- an ascus (plural asci; from Greek
ἀσκός "skin bag") is the sexual spore
-bearing cell produced inascomycete fungi.
Basically, Basidiomycota are filamentous fungi composed of hyphae, and specializedclub-shaped end cells called basidia that normally bear external meiospores. Sexually reproducing
- is the sporocarp of a basidiomycete, the multicellular structure on which the spore-producing hymenium is borne.
- stem or stalk-like feature supporting the cap of a mushroomGills- under the cap of some mushroom species, used by the mushrooms as a means of spore dispersal,and are important for species identification
- cap of a mushroom
: any of numerous complex plantlike organisms made up of an alga and a fungus growing insymbiotic association on a solid surface (as a rock)
- a lichen whose thallus is flat and leafy
a lichen whose thallus is thin, crusty, and closely adherent to or embedded in the surface onwhich it grows.
- having a shrubby often branched thallus that grows perpendicular to the substrat
Plant diversity I
Non vascular plants
- plants without a vascular system (xylem and phloem). Although non-vascularplants lack these particular tissues, a number of non-vascular plants possess tissues specialized forinternal transport of water.
function is to transport water,