Fungi damage wood, crops and other resources, and can cause serious illnesses in humans. When food or other products are contaminated by fungi, the products are typically destroyed. More » Science Biology

While not all fungi cause harmful effects, some species cause disease or produce toxins. Among the harmful fungi are those of the Aspergillus and Fusarium genera. Fungal diseases generally have the most harmful effects o... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Fungi have several positive economic effects, such as consuming biodegradable waste, improving soil, acting as symbiotic organisms for various crops, generating antibiotics and other medicines, and being a food source. T... More » Science Environmental Science Natural Resources
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