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Fungi Facts


Mycology is the study of fungi.

A fungus is a

organism that is chemically and genetically more similar to animals, but the cells of which have cell walls like plants. All fungi are

except yeast.

Fungi are composed of thin filamentous strands called

which are entangled into a large mass called a mycelium.

Many fungi are

of plant tissue compounds, the main ones being