Yeast and mushrooms are two of the most common examples of fungi organisms. Fungi organisms can be decomposers, plant parasites and can cause diseases in humans and animals.Know More
Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus, and penicillin is made from a fungal mold. Fungi comes in all shapes and sizes, from single cells to organisms that are very complex. There are three major groups of fungi.
Fungi range in size from a single-celled organism, such as yeast, to a 3.5-mile-wide mushroom located in Oregon's Malheur National Forest. This honey mushroom covers more than 2,200 acres of the forest floor and is dubbed "the humongous fungus."Full Answer >
Fungi reproduce in one of two ways: asexually through mitosis, or sexually through meiosis. Sexual reproduction occurs far less frequently than asexual production and usually only when necessary to adapt to environmental change.Full Answer >
Fungi spread by forcibly ejecting spores, making their own wind and allowing natural wind and water to spread their spores. Some spores have hair-like parts that help them disperse more easily in water. Some fungi use insects, such as flies, to help them spread their spores.Full Answer >
Fungi are eukaryotes. They reproduce by means of spores, and they reproduce both sexually and asexually. They are nonvascular, and they are heterotrophic. Fungi store their food as starch. They have a small nucleus. They digest their food before they ingest it. They are nonmotile. They have cell walls composed of chitin.Full Answer >