What are the important features of Kingdom Fungi?
Following are its basic features:
Mostly multicellular but sometimes unicellular(yeast)
Source of food:
a) Mostly saprophytes – these organisms use decaying material for food.
b) Some parasitic – these organisms live inside body of other living organism to have food and can be disease causing.
c) Symbiotic relation – these are relations between two organisms in which they live together for benefit of one or both. Lichens are a symbiotic relation between fungi and cyanobacteria. Here fungi gets food from cyanobacteria and in return cyanobacteria gets water and protection from sunlight through fungi.
Cell wall is made of chitin
Examples-mushrooms(Agaricus), green mold(Penicillium), smut(Aspergilus)