A fungus is a eukaryotic organism that cannot produce its own food via photosynthesis, has cell walls that contain chitin and reproduces via the use of spores, according to the University of Hawaii. Common examples of fu... More » Science Biology Botany

Foot fungus is a fungal infection caused by a microscopic fungus that dwells on the dead tissue of toenails and outer skin layers. It usually occurs between the toes. Foot fungus causes itchiness, redness, a burning sens... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Moss is not a fungus, although many people believe that it is. It is a plant with more than 12,000 species around the world. More » Science Biology Botany
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