Introduction to Mycology Quiz
unicellular fungi are usually called ……………… and filamentous fungi are called ……………….
A. spores, mould
B. yeast, mould
C. mould, yeast
D. mould, spores
__________ are fungi that that produce the gas that makes bread rise.
B. Athletes’ foot
C. Blue Cheese
Which of the following is not true of fungi?
A. They are photosynthetic
B. They are heterotrophic
C. They are eukaryotic
D. They are saprophytic
What distinguishes fungi from algae
A. possession of spore producing mechanisms
B. microscopic nature
C. possession of chlorophyl
D. possession of false roots
Which of the following dimorphic fungi is a medically important human pathogen?
A. Cryptococcus neoformans
B. Blastomyces dermatitidis
C. Mucor racemosus
D. Aspergillus niger
Which is NOT the type of medically important fungal infections?
A. Lateral mycoses
B. Subcutaneous mycoses
C. Opportunistic mycoses
D. Systemic mycoses
Like bacteria, fungi play an important role in breaking down the
A. bodies of bugs
B. bodies of dead organisms
C. animal waste
Fungi reproduce by means of …………………..
Athlete’s foot would be considered
Which of the following are NOT the general characteristics of fungi?
A. They are heterotypic eukaryotic microorganisms
B. The cell wall is composed of chitin
C. Reproduces asexually only
D. Can cause superficial and systemic diseases
Yeast is unlike bacteria in being
A. nucleus and cell wall
B. nucleus and no cell wall
C. no nucleus and no cell wall
An antibiotic made from a species of thread-like fungus.
Fungi are multi-cellular organisms
A. Yes, always
B. No, never
Mycology is the study of __________.
When an organism breaks down other living or once living things for nutrients.
D. gross, soggy, smelling and weird
Most Fungi are multicellular organisms. This means they are made of:
A. one cell
B. more than one cell
C. no cells
which of the following is NOT a fungi
A. Saccharomyces cerevisiae
B. Cryptococus neoformans
C. Plasmodium gambae
D. Penicillium notatum
Fungi get their food by
A. eating bugs
B. absorbing sunlight
C. releasing chemicals that breakdown organic matter and absorb the nutrients
D. through animal waste and decaying wood
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