Fungi

A taxonomic kingdom, or in some classification schemes a division of the kingdom plantar, comprising all the fungus groups and sometimes also the slime molds.

A spongy, abnormal growth, as granulation tissue formed in a wound.

Any of the diverse group of Eukaryota dingle-celled or multilateral organisms that live by decomposing and absorbing the organic material in which they group, compressing the mushrooms, molds, mildness, smuts, rusts, and yeasts, and classified in the kingdom of fungi or in some classification systems, in the division fungi (Thallophyta) of the kingdom Plantae.

Fungi are living organisms that are distantly related to plants, and more closely related to animals, but rather different from either of those groups.

Fungi usually grow best in environments that are slightly acidic. They can grow on substances with very low moisture. Fungi live in the soil and on your body in your house and on plants and animals, in fresh water and sea water.

A fungus is any member of the group of enkaryotic organisms that include microorganisms such as yeast and molds, as well as the more familiar mushrooms.

Fungi are multi-cellular and enkaryotic. They are also heterotrophs and gain nutrition through absorption.

Fungus, plural fungi, any of the 99,000 known species of organisms of the kingdom fungi. Many fungi are free-living in soil or water; others form parasitic or symbiotic relationships with plants or animals. Rough estimation of how many species are is around 1.5 million, some not yet classified.

The four major groups of fungi: Zygomycota, Ascorhycota (sac fungi), Basidiomycota (club fungi), and Deuteromycota (fungi imperfecti).

No one currently knows how many types of fleshly fungi exist in nature.

Estimated percentage of mushrooms being poisons is 20%, 1% is deadly, 1% is psychoactive and 78% are nontoxic.

Most side effects are vomiting and diarrhoea.

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