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fungi

fuhn jahy

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

  • 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.
  • That is how many fungi reproduce, and this mass of subterranean cytoplasm, known scientifically as Armillaria bulbosa, is one humongous fungus.
  • By repeated sampling, biologists estimate that as few as 10% of the different kinds of insects, nematode worms and fungi have been discovered.
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  • Antonio in WorldPoultry.net
    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...
  • Jerry Coyne in The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
    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...
  • Shelley Sekula-Gibbs in Click 2 Houston.com
    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.

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