Organisms in the fungi kingdom include mushrooms, smuts, puffballs, morels, molds, yeasts and more. Over 70,000 species of fungi exist throughout the world; they live in temperate, subarctic and tropical climates, and re... More » Science Biology Zoology

Fungi refers to any member of the animal kingdom Fungi; these organisms are heterotrophs that feed on things already present in their environment. Fungi is the plural form of the word fungus. More » Science Biology

The fungi are a kingdom in the eukaryote domain. Fungi are important decomposers in all ecosystems because they can break down a wide variety of organic matter. Lignin, a component of wood, would not get broken down with... More » Science Biology
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