Fungi

Authored by: Michael Dalto , Jeffrey Daniels

Practical Handbook of Microbiology

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  June  2015

Print ISBN: 9781466587397
eBook ISBN: 9781466587403
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b17871-53

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Abstract

Fungi are eukaryotic organisms and contain membrane-bound cell organelles. 1 They do not contain chlorophyll normally found in plants and algae and are, therefore, incapable of autotrophic nutrition; rather they survive by means of heterotrophic nutrition. 1 Nutrients are absorbed directly through the cell walls after extracellular breakdown of complex molecules by enzymes secreted into its environment. 1

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