Classifications of Fungi

Review Questions

The most primitive phylum of fungi is the ________.

  1. Chytridiomycota
  2. Zygomycota
  3. Glomeromycota
  4. Ascomycota

Hint:

A

Members of which phylum produce a club-shaped structure that contains spores?

  1. Chytridiomycota
  2. Basidiomycota
  3. Glomeromycota
  4. Ascomycota

Hint:

B

Members of which phylum establish a successful symbiotic relationship with the roots of trees?

  1. Ascomycota
  2. Deuteromycota
  3. Basidiomycota
  4. Glomeromycota

Hint:

D

The fungi that do not reproduce sexually used to be classified as ________.

  1. Ascomycota
  2. Deuteromycota
  3. Basidiomycota
  4. Glomeromycota

Hint:

B

A scientist discovers a new species of fungus that introduces genetic diversity during reproduction by creating a diploid zygote. This new species cannot belong to which modern phylum of fungi?

  1. Zygomycota
  2. Glomeromycota
  3. Chytridiomycota
  4. Deuteromycota

Hint:

B