The basic morphology of a fungi takes place in two different methods: the release of spores, and by individual cells that multiply by a process known as budding, or fission.Know More
A typical fungus will contain a mass of branched, tubular filaments that are enclosed in a cell wall. When a fungus has reached a certain stage in the maturity level, reproductive cells known as spores are released. Once these spores have reached a location where they can sustain life, the spores then start the process again of growing to maturity and releasing spores. The main structure of the fungus is comprised on the hyphae, or portions of the hyphae, which make up the filaments behind the cell walls.
The growth of a fungi takes place when the spore absorbs water through its cell wall, the cytoplasm contained within the fungi become active and nuclear division takes place, which causes more cytoplasm to be created. Most growth of a fungus takes place in the top region known as the apical zone. As long as the conditions remain favorable to the fungus, it will continue to grow until its location becomes disturbed and the fungus is no longer able to reproduce or remain rooted to its location.Learn more about Biology
In plants, the cellular structures involved in producing more cells are the nuclei, which divide in a process known as mitosis. These structures, considered to be the control centers of the cell, contain the genetic information of an organism.Full Answer >
Bacteria are asexual organisms that typically reproduce through a process known as binary fission. During binary fission, cells replicate and copy DNA to new cells before cell division occurs.Full Answer >
Carbon film fossils are formed through a process known as carbonization; this process preserves a living thing, typically a leaf, feather, crustacean or fish, as a thin layer of carbon. These fossils are typically made through compression and are generally flat, with a thin layer of carbon showing the fossil's outline (hence the name carbon film).Full Answer >
When no oxygen is present for aerobic respiration, a cell will undergo a process known as anaerobic respiration. Anaerobic respiration produces about 15 times less the amount of energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, than aerobic respiration. The general equation for anaerobic respiration is glucose = lactic acid + released energy.Full Answer >