Dr Okafor Arthur Chinedu   (Published 2018)

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Lecture Note

All fungi have typical eukaryotic morphology. They have rigid cell wall composed of chitin which may be layered with mannans, glucans and other polysaccharides in association with polypeptides. Some lower fungi possess cellulose in their cell wall. The plasma membrane is a typical bilayered membrane in addition to the presence of sterols. Fungal membranes possess ergosterol in contrast to cholesterol found in mammalian cells. The cytoplasm consists of various organelles such as mitochondria, golgi apparatus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, lysosomes, microtubules and a membrane enclosed nucleus. A unique feature of nuclear membrane is that it persists throughout the metaphase of mitosis unlike in plant and animal cells where it dissolves and reforms. Fungi exist in two forms namely: the filamentous (hyphal) form and Unicellular (budding) form.

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Keywords: Fungi, mycology, taxonomy
Department: Natural Science
Field of Study: Biology
Uploaded By: Ikhimalo Odufa Patience
Date Added: 06 Mar 2018 10:56am
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018
Lecture URL: https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/lecturenotes/general_mycology_lecture_note

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