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Fungi is a Kingdom which includes multicellular and unicellular, eukaryotic and heterotrophic organisms. Fungi is separate from the Kingdoms of Plantae and Animalia due to the presence of chitin in the cell walls of organisms classified under the Kingdom.

Characteristic FeaturesEdit

  • Cells are Eukaryotic
  • Organisms produce both asexually and sexually.
  • Cell wall is present
    • Cell wall contains chitin
  • Heterotrophic

Further ClassificationEdit

Both phyla produce dikaryons, may be filamentous or unicellular, but are always without flagella.

  • Sub-Kingdom: Dikarya
    • Division Ascomycota
    • Division Basidiomycota

NotesEdit

  • The Fungi Kingdom is more similar to the Kingdom Animalia than Kingdom Plantae.

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