Kingdom Fungi: Kingdom Fungi A fungus (fungi [3 ] or funguses  ) is a member of a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds ( British English : moulds), as well as the more familiar mushrooms . These organisms are classified as a kingdom , Fungi , which is separate from plants , animals , and bacteria . One major difference is that fungal cells have cell walls that contain chitin , unlike the cell walls of plants, which contain cellulose .
PowerPoint Presentation: These and other differences show that the fungi form a single group of related organisms, named the Eumycota ( true fungi or Eumycetes ), that share a common ancestor (a monophyletic group ). This fungal group is distinct from the structurally similar myxomycetes (slime molds ) and oomycetes (water molds ). The discipline of biology devoted to the study of fungi is known as mycology . Mycology has often been regarded as a branch of botany , even though it is a separate kingdom in biological taxonomy . Genetic studies have shown that fungi are more closely related to animals than to plants.
KINGDOM FUNGI: KINGDOM FUNGI