How do you explain fungi to a child?
What are unique characteristics of fungi?
Fungi are heterotrophic: they use complex organic compounds as sources of energy and carbon, not photosynthesis. Fungi multiply either asexually, sexually, or both. The majority of fungi produce spores, which are defined as haploid cells that can undergo mitosis to form multicellular, haploid individuals.
What are 10 examples of fungi?
Specific examples include:
- Agaricus bisporus: Common edible mushrooms.
- Amanita phalloides: Poisonous mushrooms.
- Hemileia vastatrix: Plant rust disease that destroys coffee plants.
- Lycoperdon perlatum: Puffball mushrooms.
- Psilocybe cubensis: Mushrooms that cause a hallucinogenic effect.
What are 3 examples of fungi?
Examples of fungi are yeasts, rusts, stinkhorns, puffballs, truffles, molds, mildews and mushrooms.
Characteristics of fungi for kids