Chapter 10. Mycology ~ The Fungi
The Fungi (singular is fungus) are a large group of organisms treated within the science of Botany, but not really "plants" in the usual sense of the term. The Fungi are ranked as a kingdom within the Domain Eukaryota. That is, they have eukaryotic cells with distinct nuclei, although in some species divisions between nucleated "cells" are sparse. However, they all lack chlorophyll, and the species are saprophytic, parasitic or mycorrhizal. Included within the Fungi are the well known mushrooms, but the group also includes many microscopic forms, and fungi inhabit every environment on earth, perhaps second only to the bacteria (Chapter 7) in distribution.
- Be sure to read about and understand each of the following terms: basidium, hyphae, mycorrhizae, psilocybin
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