fungi fungi  /ˈfən dʒaɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the taxonomic kingdom including yeast, molds, smuts, mushrooms, and toadstools; distinct from the green plants
  2. (n) an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia

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  1. Deadly rivals of man and beast for the life-sustaining juices of the earth's green plants are a vigorous group of non-green plantsthe fungi.
  2. That is how many fungi reproduce, and this mass of subterranean cytoplasm, known scientifically as Armillaria bulbosa, is one humongous fungus.
  3. By repeated sampling, biologists estimate that as few as 10% of the different kinds of insects, nematode worms and fungi have been discovered.

News

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    Unfortunately, weeds and fungi are thriving, while heat-loving favorites like tomatoes and peppers have been slow to get established.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

  2. Gardening questions? Get answers in our Thursday live chat

    Unfortunately, weeds and fungi are thriving, while heat-loving favorites like tomatoes and peppers have been slow to get established.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

  3. Life underground: Microbes active far beneath seafloor

    Genetic researchers have revealed active bacteria, fungi and other microbes living in 5 million-year-old ocean sediment.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. "Current methods to produce antibiotics are expensive to set up and maintain," says Dr Antonio di Sapientone, leader of the research team. "Feeding yeast or other fungi requires large amounts of nutrients and sustaining them requires large...
    on Apr 1, 2010 By: Antonio Source: WorldPoultry.net

  2. "We can directly witness natural selection leading to better adaptation," Coyne writes. "Insects have become resistant to DDT and other pesticides, plants have adapted to herbicides, and fungi, worms and algae have evolved resistance to heavy...
    on Jan 24, 2009 By: Jerry Coyne Source: The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

  3. "You have to really be careful of these. See all the holes in the surface of that pumice stone? That just absorbs bacteria, viruses, fungi," Sekula-Gibbs said.
    on Nov 10, 2003 By: Shelley Sekula-Gibbs Source: Click 2 Houston.com

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