S: SUMMER 2011
FC: Fungi as Parasites Other animal diseases Maria Andrea Paredes Mariel Gomez
1: Parasitic fungi cause serious plant and animal diseases. A few cause diseases in humans. Many fungi are decomposers that recycle nutrients by breaking down the bodies of other organisms. | Fungi as Parasites
2: Cordyceps is a fungus that infects grasshoppers in rain forest in Costa Rica. It produce enzymes that slowly penetrate the insects external skeleton. Spores multiply in the incest's body digesting all its cells and tissue , then the incest dies. | Cordyceps:
3: Grows on corn plant, harming it. Fungus releases millions of spores that survive in the soil during the winter and begin their life cycle again in the spring. | Corn Smut
4: Video | http://www.metacafe.com/watch/331826/ant_fungus/
5: Resources: | Text book.