This bingo card has 25 words: Many fungi grow from the ground., Scientists classify fungi as non-photosynthetic plants., Fungi really isn't plants at all. Instead of carrying out photosynthesis fung produce powerful enzymes that digest food outside their bodies., Fungi absorb small molecules released by enzymes., Many fungi feed by absorbing nutrients from decaying matter in the soil. Others live as parasites, absorbing nutrients from the bodies of their host., A defining characteristic of fungi is the composition of their cell walls, which contain chitin., Chitin, which you can find inside of fungi is a polymer made of modified sugars that is also found in the external skeletons of insects., The presence of chitin, found in fungi, is one of several features that show fungi are more closely related to animals than to plants., Fungi are heterotrophic eukaryotes with cell walls that contain chitin., There are two general growth patterns among fungi., Yeasts are tiny fungi that live most of their lives as single cells., Mushrooms and other fungi grow much larger than yeast for example, their bodies are made up of cells that form long, slender branching filaments called hyphae., In most fungi, cross walls divide the hyphae into compartments resembling cells, each containing one or two nuclei., In the cross walls in fungi, there are openings through which cytoplasm and organelles such as mitochondria can move., What you recognize as a mushroom is actually the fruiting body, the reproductive structure of the fungus., The fruiting body in mushrooms actually grows from the mycelium, the mass of branching hyphae below the soil., Clusters of mushrooms are often part of the same mycelium, which means that they are actually part of the same organism., Some mycelia in fungi live for many years and grow very large. The mycelium of the soil fungus in a fairy ring has grown so large that it has used up all of the nutrients near its center., The mycelia found in fungi grows and produces fruiting bodies-the mushrooms-only at its edges, where it comes in contact with fresh soil and abundant nutrients., The body of a mushroom is its reproductive structure, also called a fruiting body., The major portion of the organism (mushroom) is the mycelium, which grows underground., In must fungi, including mushrooms, cross walls divide the hyphae into cell-like compartments., In some other fungi, the hyphae lack cross walks and contain many nucleo., Fungi can reproduce asexually primarily by releasing spores that are adapted to travel through air and water. and Simply breaking off a hypha or budding off a fungi cell can also serve as asexual reproduction,..

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