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Kingdom Fungi - definition

1. Non-green, unicellular/multicellular, eukaryotic, heterotrophic and saprophytic organisms.
2. Has the presence of cell wall which is made up of chitin.
3. Most of them are made up of thread like hyphae rather than cells.
4. Reproduction in fungi is both by sexual and asexual means.
5. For example, yeast, moulds, mushrooms. Most common moulds (fungi) are Aspergillus and Penicillium.

Definition of fungi - definition

  • They are achlorophyllous, heterotrophic, spore-forming, non-vascular, eucaryotic organisms which often contain chitin or fungal cellulose in their walls and possess glycogen as food reserve.

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