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Species Of Fungi Essay Examples

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The Ecology of Fungi
Fungus The Latin word for mushroom is fungus (plural, fungi). The word fungus has come to stand for a whole group of simple plants that contain no chlorophyll and lack such complex plant structures as roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. Included among the fungi, along with mushrooms, are molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, truf...
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The Kingdom of Fungi, neither a Plant nor an Animal
Fungi is neither a plant nor an animal. They make up their very own kingdom. Fungi has characteristics of animals and plants. Like animals, they eat other organisms for nutrition because they can’t produce their own food, but like plants, some types of fungi let fate take its course and throw their spores out to float alon...
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An Overview of Fungi
Fungi Fungi is a group of single celled or multicellular organism which obtain their food by the absorption of nutrient from it s surrounding environment. Food is dissolved by the enzymes from which the fungi excrete and is later absorbed by the fungi s cell walls. Fungi plays an important part in the decaying and decompos...
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Analysis of the Kingdom of Fungi
Fungi is neither a plant nor an animal. They make up their very own kingdom. Fungi has characteristics of animals and plants. Like animals, they eat other organisms for nutrition because they can t produce their own food, but like plants, some types of fungi let fate take its course and throw their spores out to float...
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A Study of Fungi
The Latin word for mushroom is (plural, fungi). The word has come to stand for a whole group of simple plants that contain no chlorophyll and lack such complex plant structures as roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. Included among the fungi, along with mushrooms, are molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, truffles, and yeasts. Toadst...
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A Look at the Different Types of Mushrooms/Fungi
Different types of Mushrooms/Fungi There are many different kinds of mushrooms. One of the most common of them are Pleurotus Ostreatus (oyster mushroom), Pleurotus eryngii (King Oyster), Agaricus subrufescens (almond mushroom), hypsizygus ulmarius (white elm mushroom or elm oyster), Hypsizygus tessulatus (shimeji), Coprinu...
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An Analysis of the Species and the Natural Balance in Contrast to the Natural Habitat and Adaptations to the Different Environments on the Planet Earth
1. Explain why any one species cannot live everywhere. Any species cannot live everywhere because this would effect the natural balance. Also one species cannot adapt to all the different environments of our planet. For example a marine creature can only live underwater and cannot live on ground. 2. Explain how the activi...
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Characteristics of Several Proteced Animal Species
GIANT PANDA CAPTIVE BREEDING WWF's policy on captive breeding is that: "The productive management of captive pandas would be helpful in ensuring the long-term survival of the species. All potential breeding animals in captivity should be included in an integrated programme, whose main aim should be to provide an...
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An Analysis of the Causes of Endangered Species in the United States
Causes Of Endangered Species
CAUSES OF ENDANGERED SPECIES
The term endangered is used by international and national organizations to define plants and animals currently in danger of becoming extinct. Although the term endangered is universally used, the definition of an endangered species is greatly varied. In most cases, t...
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An Introduction to the Animals and Their Species: Mammals, Reptiles, Arthropods and Aves
Living creatures on Earth need three basic things in order to survive: the ability to eat, breath, and reproduce. All animals are able to do so. Animals are divided into species, among these species are: Mammals, Reptiles, Arthropods, and Aves. Mammals, also known as Mammalia, come from Latin meaning mamma breast. They...
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An Introduction to the Nature and Origins of a Speedy Lynx
With a pounce and a hop the speedy lynx chases the bleached white hare through the bushes. Poof! The hare disappears into the shiny white powder. Then the sly lynx picks up the scent of the hare and pounces toward the small hairball. The sharp elongated claws don’t dig in, and the hare’s long slender legs launch himself...
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An Analysis of the Causes of the Endangered Species
CAUSES OF ENDANGERED SPECIES The term endangered is used by international and national organizations to define plants and animals currently in danger of becoming extinct. Although the term endangered is universally used, the definition of an endangered species is greatly varied. In most cases, the factors causing an organi...
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A Study on Lichens, the Nature's Best Example of Symbiosis
LICHEN. On places like tree trunks, rocks, old boards, and also on the ground grow strange splotches of various-colored plant life called lichens. They are of great scientific interest because they are not single plants; instead, each lichen is formed of a fungus and an alga living together so intimately as to seem a single...
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A Description of the Basidiomycetes Fungi
Basidiomycetes are called the club fungi because they produce structures that look like clubs. There are about 25,000 species of basidiomycota including mushrooms, puffballs, and shelf fungi. There are several species of mushrooms that are a delicacy, but some species are deadly. Basidiomycetes can also be dangerous to plan...
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The Diseases Caused by Ergot Fungi Worldwide
Ergot and its disease ergotism have been a worldwide plague to humans ever since humans have started to harvest and cultivate grains in all their forms. Although outbreaks of ergotism still occur periodically they have all but become nonexistent in the modern era. Ergot has had beneficial effects as well. Ergot has produced...
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An Introduction to Bioluminescence in Fungi
Bioluminescence in Fungi INTRODUCTION What is Bioluminescence? The current paper main focus is on bioluminescent Fungi but the basic features of bioluminescence discussed are common to all bioluminescent organisms. Bioluminescence is simply light created by living organisms. Probably the most commonly known example of...
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The Areas of Concern in Genetic Engineering
Two years ago, genetically engineered bacteria, which unexpectently killed beneficial soil fungi, escaped into sewers through human error and have become toxic to plants and survived when expected not to.3 These are the sorts of consequences that come with playing God. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) - the chemical compound tha...
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Why Zambia Should Give up on Their Quest to Evade Elephant Poaching Bans Bans
In spite of the adequate evidence that the elephant is an endangered species, African countries such as Zambia, feel that there is the need to eradicate the elephants. In 1979 the elephant population in Africa was predicted to be around 1.3 million, but in just the short gap of 10 years the population was reduced down to u...
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Endangered Species and What We Can Do to Help These Animals
Abstract: For Endangered Species I am doing my project on endangered species. In the world there are a lot of endangered species for example: birds, insects, tigers, whales and many more. I have learned many things from this project on how the animals get endangered and ways how to help these animals. I learned tha...
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General Information about the Endangered Species Act in The United States of America
In California there are two hundred eighty-nine animals and plants on the endangered species list: one hundred eleven animals and one hundred seventy-eight plants. The Endangered Species Act was originated in 1973 to fight the depletion of all endangered species. Before a plant or animal species can receive protection throu...
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A Science Paper on Colobus Monkeys
Environmental Science Term Project Colobus Monkeys (Introduction) The colobus monkey is a medium-sized monkey that lives in the western, central and eastern regions of Africa. The colobus weight is between 12-32 lbs. and is 18-27 long. There are eight species of colobus monkeys that include many sub-species of the animal....
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A Paper on the Plight of the Manatee
* Gentle Giants -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- >From an article in issue JUNE 96 Dive International: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE PLIGHT OF THE MANATEE To beat the tourist boats with their camera-waving...
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Fish as Old as Dinosaurs Discovered
Coelacanth The coelacanth is the animal that I did research on and found many intersting facts pertaining to the coelacanth. The coelacanth is a fish with characteristics that differ and vary from modern day fish. The coelacanth has some effect on the countries around the locations where they are being seen. The coe...
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A Comparison of Reproductive Systems; Nemerteans and Turbellaria (Phylum Plateyhelminthes)
Nemerteans and Turbellaria (Phylum Plateyhelminthes): Comparison of Reproductive Systems Abstract Nemerteans and the Plateyhelminthes class turbellaria are very similar in appearance. But on closer investigation they are quite different in structure. If the reproductive systems are examined, it is found that they are...
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A Summary of Social Darwinism
In his most famous book On the Origin of Species, Darwin included four major arguments: that new species appear; that these new species have evolved from older species; that the evolution of species is the result of natural selection; and "that natural selection depends upon variations and the maintenance of variation...
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