Fighting Fungi

Fighting Fungi

Neha Kapoor

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Indy Pub
Año de edición:
2024
ISBN:
9798869162038

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Fungi: Diversity, Ecology, and Their Role in the EnvironmentThe natural world of Earth is incredibly diverse, with countless forms of life. One large and important group of these is fungi. Often mistaken for plants, fungi belong to a completely different kingdom. They are unique organisms that play an important role in the ecology of our planet.Fungi DiversityThe fungi kingdom is incredibly diverse, with about 1.5 million known species and countless unknown species. They are found in every type of environment, from forests to deserts, from polar regions to the deep ocean. Different forms of fungi include:·        Mushrooms: These are the most familiar fungi, which we often see growing in forests. Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of fungi, which produce spores.·        Mold: These are microscopic fungi that grow quickly in moist environments. Mold can spoil food, but some types of mold also play an important role in the production of medicines and other useful products.·        Yeast: These are single-celled fungi that play an important role in the fermentation process. Yeast is used in the production of bread, beer, wine, and other foods.·        Lichens: These are complex organisms created by a symbiotic relationship between fungi and algae. Lichens are found on rocks, trees, and other surfaces and are able to survive in harsh environments.Fungi EcologyFungi play an important role in the ecology of Earth. They are decomposers, which means they break down dead organic matter into nutrients that can be reused by other organisms. Fungi also play a role in the carbon cycle, helping to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the soil.Fungi in the EnvironmentFungi are found in every type of environment on Earth. They play an important role in the decomposition of organic matter, the carbon cycle, and the food web. Fungi are also used in a variety of human activities, including food production, medicine, and agriculture.

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