Class 9 Biology Diversity In Living Organisms Fungi

Fungi

The organisms belonging to this group are heterotrophic (Consume the food from the environment) eukaryotic organisms.

The organisms belonging to this group consume decaying organic material as food. Therefore they are called saprophytes.

These organisms can become multicellular organisms at specific stages of their lives.

The cell-walls of these organisms are made of a tough complex sugar called chitin.

Examples of organisms belonging to this group are yeast and mushrooms.

Some fungal species live are found to live in long-lasting mutually dependent relationships with blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) and hence are said to be in a symbiotic relation.

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