Dec 29, 2009

Adaptation of Fungi for Terrestrial Mode of Life

In fungi, important adaptations for terrestrial mode of life are the disappearance of flagellated cells and evolution of new methods of sexual and asexual reproduction (as in rhizopus), Evolution of protective layers around spores and in some cases around zygote and the evolution of hyphae with thickened supporting walls. Sporangiophores are the structure on which spores are produced and elevated for dispersal. Hyphae are also modified for sexual reproduction.

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