Fungal Diseases Flashcards

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What type of organisms are fungi?

Fungi are eukaryotic organisms with a nucleus and membrane-bound organelles. They can be unicellular or multicellular.

Give an example of a unicellular fungus and its use.

Yeast is a unicellular fungus used to make bread and alcoholic beverages.

What are hyphae in fungi?

Hyphae are long thread-like structures that can spread and penetrate surfaces of plants and animals, causing disease, and producing spores to spread and grow new fungi.

What is rose black spot?

Rose black spot is a fungal disease that causes purple-black spots on plant leaves, leading to yellowing and leaf drop, reducing the plant’s ability to photosynthesise and grow.

How does rose black spot spread?

The spores of the fungus spread through water or wind.

How can rose black spot be treated and prevented?

It can be treated and prevented by using fungicides and removing and destroying infected leaves.

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