Q:

Is fungi prokaryotic or eukaryotic?

A:

Quick Answer

Fungi are eukaryotic organisms that comprise one of the kingdoms of life. Most fungi are multicellular. As eukaryotic organisms, fungi possess cells with organelles, which are structures surrounded by membranes.

Know More
Is fungi prokaryotic or eukaryotic?
Credit: Tim Parkinson CC-BY 2.0

Full Answer

Eukaryotic cells arose from prokaryotic cells and have a more complex organization than prokaryotic cells. Much of the activity of prokaryotic cells takes place in the cytoplasm. The activities in eukaryotic cells happen in enclosed structures called organelles. The DNA of eukaryotic cells is contained within their nuclei, whereas the genetic material of prokaryotes floats around in the cytoplasm. Some of the membrane-bound organelles found in fungi include nuclei, mitochondria, Golgi bodies and ribosomes.

Learn More

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are the names of flowers that start with V?

    A:

    Flowers that start with the letter V include viola, vinca, verbena and vanilla orchid. Viola and vinca are annual flowers that grow well in partly shady locations. Verbena is also an annual flower, but it prefers to grow in full sun. In its natural setting, a vanilla orchid typically grows in partial shade with tree-filtered sunlight.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some examples of aquatic plants?

    A:

    Examples of aquatic plants include the water lily, Victorian water lily, frog-bit, floating heart, pondweed, water-shield, yellow pond-lily, cape-pondweed and water-chestnut. Also referred to as aquatic macrophytes or hydrophytes, aquatic plants are plants that are adapted to live in water or aquatic environment.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do plants reproduce sexually?

    A:

    According to Biosciences for Farming in Africa, sexual reproduction in plants occurs when pollen from a plant's stamen reaches the stigma of a flower. The pollen contains sperm cells while the stigma holds the corresponding eggs. When the two meet, the sperm cells fertilize the egg, creating an embryonic seed that later germinates into a new plant.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Are wild onions poisonous?

    A:

    Wild onions contain a compound called N-propyl disulfide, which is a mild irritant in humans but is very toxic to pets and farm animals. Humans are much more resistant to N-propyl disulfide, but caution should still be used when foraging for plants, as some poisonous lilies resemble wild onion bulbs.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore