Kingdom Protista - 1 celled fungi, plants or animals (a few are multicellular).
Eukaryotic - The cells have a true (membrane bounded) nucleus.
Protozoan - "Animal like" protists.
Cilia, flagella, pseudopods - Structures used for moving.
Diatoms - unicellular "plant like" protists with a silica shell.
Kingdom Fungi - Eukaryotic, mostly multicellular decomposers.
Decomposers - Digest and absorb nutrients from dead organisms.
Parasitic fungi - Absorb nutrients from the body fluids of live hosts.
Mutualistic fungi - Absorb nutrients from a host but also give back something to the host.
Mycorrhizae - A fungus growing on plant roots - seen in 90 % of plant families.
Predatory fungi - Catch, kill, and eat roundworms.
Hyphae - filament or flattened "string like" body shape that grows underground.
Filamentous - flattened "string like".
Mycelium - A tangled network of hyphae.
Chitin - Polysaccharide, that the cell wall of fungi is made of.
Spores - A minute, typically one-celled, "reproductive unit" capable of giving rise to a new individual.
Conjugation - Hyphae of opposite mating strains join and their is sexual reproduction.
Lichen - 2 species living together - a fungus and the other is a photosynthetic individual. Typically this is a green algae.
Penicillin - Kills bacteria
*Black bread molds - mostly terrestrial in soil and decaying matter. Most Mycorrhizae.
*Sac fungi - Unicellular Yeasts; Powdery Mildews; Molds; Morels; Truffles; Chestnut Blight; Dutch Elm Disease; Many are Lichens
*Club fungi - Mushrooms; Puff Balls, Rusts; Smuts
*Imperfect fungi - No sexual reproduction - Athlete's Foot; Ringworm; Penicillin