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Fungi (singular: fungus) are a type of living eukaryotic organism.Unlike plants, fungi do not use photosynthesis to obtain their nutrients. Instead, they absorb the nutrients from the surface that they are housed on.

Reproduction :Depending of the type of fungus, the form of reproduction is either asexually or sexually. Spore dispersion is a common form of reproduction for fungi. Some grow spores internally, or some grow fruiting bodies (mushrooms) that allow for spore dispersion via the gills on the underside of the mushroom cap.

Fungi Phyla

Fungi are separated into five different groups. Those groups are:Chytridiomycota,Zygomycota,Ascomycota, andBasidiomycota and Glomeromycota.

Chytridiomycota:These types of fungi are generally found in wet areas.

Glomeromycota:Considered to be the one of the most important organisms on the earth due to what they do. These fungi decompose nutrients in the soil. Because of that, plants within their proximity use those nutrients as food.

Zygomycota:Fungi that are found in terrestrial regions, feed off of plants that they are living on.

Basidiomycota:"club shaped" fungi. Consists of some yeasts, rusts and smuts. Reproduce sexually.

Ascomycota:Sac like fungi that are named after their ascus (sac). Some of these fungi are pathogenic and produce infections like ring worm, and athlete's foot. Reproduction of these is asexually.


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