Kingdom fungi is not a type of fungi. It is a kingdom like the animal or plant kingdom, and the scientific name of each type of fungi depends on which particular fungi is being used as an example.Continue Reading
For instance, molds and yeasts are phylum Ascomycota, aquatic fungi are phylum Chytridiomycota, bread molds and mucor are phylum Zygomycota, and mushrooms and jelly fungi are phylum Basidiomycota.
Approximately 70,000 fungi have been identified as of 2014, but scientists suspect there may be approximately 1.5 million or more kinds of fungi. Some species have colony masses as big as the largest plants and animals on Earth, even though many individual fungal spores are not visible to the naked eye. Fungi are vital to each ecosystem on the planet, and some fungi are studied to learn about genetics, physiology and molecular biology.Learn more about Botany
Seaweed does not belong in a single kingdom but in several different ones due to different evolutionary processes. These kingdoms include Kingdom Plantae, Kingdom Chromista and Kingdom Bacteria.Full Answer >
According to the University of California Museum of Paleontology, fungi have four major classifications: chytrids, bread molds, yeasts and sacs and club fungi. Each classification differs mostly by method of sexual reproduction, since all fungi divisions utilize spore reproduction in a slightly different manner.Full Answer >
Photosynthesis, which is the process through which some living organisms, including most plants and some fungi, make their own food, produces oxygen as a waste product. The process of photosynthesis in plants is the reverse of the respiration process in humans. While humans breathe in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide, plants ingest carbon dioxide and dispel oxygen.Full Answer >
Decomposers found in temperate grasslands include insects, microorganisms and fungi. Small insects called arthropods live within the soil of many biomes, including grasslands. They not only decompose and shred organic material, but they also stimulate the growth of other decomposers such as fungi.Full Answer >