mod 4 exploring creation with biology

Term Definition
extracellular digestion digestion that takes place out of the cell
mycelium the part of the fungus responsible for extracellular digestion and absorption of digested food.
hypha a filament of fungal cells
rhizoid hypha a hypha that is imbedded in the material on which the fungus grows
aerial hypha a hypha that is not imbedded in the material upon which the fungus grows.
sporophore specialized aerial hypha that produce spores
stolon an aerial hypha that asexually reproduces to make more filaments
haustorium a hypha of a parasitic fungus that enters the host's cells, absorbing nutrition directly from the cytoplasm
chitin a chemical that provides both toughness and flexibility
membrane a thin covering of tissue
fermentation the anaerobic breakdown of sugars into smaller molecules
zygospore a zygote surrounded by a hard, protective covering
zygote the result of sexual reproduction when each parent contributes half of the DNA necessary for the offspring
antibiotic a chemical secreted by a living organism that kills or reduces the reproduction rate of other organisms

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