A fungus (plural fungi) is a eukaryotic organism that digests its food externally and absorbs the nutrient molecules into its cells. Fungi are used extensively by humans: yeasts are responsible for fermentation of beer and bread, and mushroom farming is a large industry in many countries. Fungi are the primary decomposers of dead plant and animal matter in many ecosystems, and are commonly seen on old bread as mold. However, the complex biology of fungi extends beyond this common knowledge and experience of them.
Originally classified as plants, fungi are not at all plants, because they are heterotrophs (they do not fix their own carbon through photosynthesis but use the carbon fixed by other organisms). Indeed, fungi are now thought to be more closely related to animals than to plants, and are placed together with animals in the monophyletic group of opisthokonts. However, unlike animals, fungi absorb their food rather than ingest it, and their cells have cell walls surrounding them. For these reasons, these organisms are placed in their own kingdom, Fungi.
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|Fungi - Tubes and Plates||
Achlya – Tube, Aspergillus niger – Tube, Aspergillus niger – Tube, Aspergillus niger – Plate, Penicillium chrysogenum – Tube, Penicillium chrysogenum – Plate, Penicillium notatum – Tube, Penicillium notatum – Plate, Penicillium roqueforti – Tube, Penicillium roqueforti – Plate, Phycomyces blakesleeanus (+) – Tube, Phycomyces blakesleeanus (-) – Tube, Rhizopus stolonifer (+) – Tube, Rhizopus stolonifer (+) – Plate, Rhizopus stolonifer (-) – Tube, Rhizopus stolonifer (-) – Plate, Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Tube, Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Plate, Sordaria fimicola, gray – Tube, Sordaria fimicola, gray – Plate, Sordaria fimicola, tan – Tube, Sordaria fimicola, tan – Plate, Sordaria fimicola, wild – Tube, Sordaria fimicola, wild – Plate, Saprolegnia – Tube, Saprolegnia – Plate, Mucor heimalis (+) – Tube, Pilobolus crystallinus – Plate
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