Bacteria, Fungi, and Viruses

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What type of nutrition do fungi undertake?
Saprotrophic
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What does saprotrophic mean?
To take nourishment from dead or decfaying organic matter.
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Can fungi carry out photosynthesis?
No. They have no chloroplasts.
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What are hyphae?
Long threads of cells in fungi that contain many nuclei. They branch out by tip growth to create a large mycellium.
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What is chitin?
The protien making up the cell wall of a fungi.
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How do fungi store carbohydrates?
As glycogen.
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Are viruses bugger or smaller than bacteria?
Smaller.
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How do viruses surivive?
They are parasitic, so they reproduce inside host cells. These cells can be of any living cell.
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What is the envelope of a virus cell?
It is used to gain entry into the host cell.
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How many cells do bacteria have?
One: they are single celled organisms.
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How do bacteria store DNA?
A small piece of circular DNA, as they have no nucleus.
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How do most bacteria gain nutients?
Through saprotrophic nutrition.
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