Fungus Rap

Verse 1: Our Protist is a Fungus They live very much among us In the feet of many athletes To the back seats of the school bus Phagocytosis is how they eat By using their fake feet (pseudopodia) They have a body like a tube And they love to live in cleats Oomycetes are related To Fungus, but they are hated Because they lack septa (cross walls) But that’s totally overrated (coenocytic) Like fungi, they form filaments (hyphae) Secretes enzymes and substance Although they lack plastids And cellulose is its contents (cell wall) Verse: Fungus is among us! Fungus is among us! If you appreciate your Fungus! Then, you better listen to us! Verse 2: They are known as Amoebozas Entamoebas, Gymnamoebas (subunits) They also come as Slime Molds Either Cellular or Plasmodias Slime Molds are pretty great The spores often separate Into Amoebas that get food (bacteria) And when done, they aggregate The spores move like slugs Forming stalks (plant stems) for lady bugs It secretes a lot of cAMP (cyclic AMP) But not the kind they used for thugs (Boot Camp) Cellular (Slime Molds) feed on bacteria While Plasmodial eat herbaria (Vegetations) And although they feed on food They have Mitochondria Chorus (2x): Fungus is among us! Fungus is among us! If you appreciate your Fungus! Then, you better listen to us! Bridge: Fungus comes as molds or yeast More like myxomycetes (Slime Molds) Comes in Cellular or Plasmodial And don’t forget oomycetes He’s like a spy on a mission Likes to disguise as
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