Finding Fungi

Finding Fungi

As the second UK Fungus Day approaches, Maurice Moss takes us on a whistle-stop tour of just some of the huge diversity of organisms found in the fungal kingdom

The Biologist Vol 60(5) p30-33

From Stilton to sake, taking in folk remedies, natural sketch pads and deadly poisons, there's a colourful and fascinating world of fungi out there. Although once considered as plants, fungi are more closely related to the animal kingdom. Within the kingdom of fungi seven phyla are recognised, but here we will only deal with examples from the Glomeromycota, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota...


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