Characteristics of Kingdom Fungi

Kingdom Fungi: Important Characteristics It is the kingdom of multicellular or multinucleate achlorophyllous and spore-producing eukaryotic organisms like Rhizopus, rusts, mildews, mushrooms, bracket fungi, morels, etc. except yeast. The body of a fungus is called mycelium. It is made of a number of filaments called hyphae (singular-hypha). Hyphae are multicellular or multinucleate. Cells are dikaryotic in higher fungi. They are uninucleate and multinucleate in lower forms. Tissues are poorly developed. The fungal wall contains chitin or fungus cellulose. True cellulose is also present in a few cases. Parasitic fungi cause diseases in plants and animals. Kingdom Fungi is divided into … Continue reading Characteristics of Kingdom Fungi