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Mycelium: Quiz


Question 1: The mass of hyphae is sometimes called shiro, especially within the ________ fungi.
Fairy paintingFairy ringDwarfElf

Question 2: It contributes to the organic fraction of soil and its growth releases ________ back into the atmosphere.
Greenhouse gasCarbon cycleCarbon dioxideCarbon sink

Question 3: It is through the mycelium that a fungus absorbs ________ from its environment.
NutritionOxygenNutrientDietary mineral

Question 4: ________ products and pesticides that can be contaminants of soil are organic molecules.
PetroleumEnergy developmentPetroleum industryPeak oil

Question 5: Typically a single spore germinates into a monokaryotic mycelium which cannot reproduce sexually; when two compatible monokaryotic mycelia join and form a dikaryotic mycelium, that mycelium may form fruiting bodies such as ________.
FungusEdible mushroomMushroomYeast

Question 6: Mycelium is vital in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems for its role in the ________ of plant material.

Question 7: Firstly the hyphae secrete ________ onto the food source, which breaks down polymers into monomers.
Cofactor (biochemistry)ProteinEnzymeEnzyme inhibitor

Question 8: Mycelium (plural mycelia) is the vegetative part of a ________, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae.

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