Textbook assignment:Chapter 17: The Evolution of Plant and Fungal Diversity, sections 12-19.
Details of cycles of different fungi phyla differ but usually fungi will reproduce asexually when possible and sexually when conditions are less favorable and diversity is an advantage.
Read the following weblecture before chat: Fungi
Take notes on any questions you have, and be prepared to discuss the lecture in chat.
Perform the study activity below:
Use the Fungi website to explore common fungi types and determine whether they are useful or harmful to humans. Read the background materials to see how fungi are relaed to other microorganisms, then click on the Lesson → Fungi windo to explore beneficial and harmful fungi types. Use the Activity to identify common fungi and their habitats.
Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.
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