Also has trichomes, & a glycocalyx slimelayer
Single cells with glycocalyx caspules
Special Structures –
Heterocysts – Contain enzymes for conducting nitrogen fixation. Nitrogen fixation is the process of bacteria capturing N in gas form w/ enzymes in their body.
Akinetes– It serves as a survival structure. It is a resting cell of cyanobacteria and unicellular and filamentous green algae. Under magnification, akinetes appear thick walled with granular-looking cytoplasms.
Trichomes – Stacks of cells
Most are multicellular but some are unicellular
Nutrition – Release digestive enzymes into environment & then absorb nutrients from broken down organic material.
3 Major groups:
- Molds (filamentous)
- Fleshy fungi
- yeasts (unicellular)
Domain – Eukarya
Kingdom – Fungi
Phylum – Oomycota
1st image – oogonium w/ sexual oospores
2nd image – asexual sporangiospores