Mushrooms are commonly called living beings belonging to the Fungi Kingdom, one of the groups in which life is classified as known.
Mushrooms are organisms that lack chlorophyll. Therefore they do not carry out photosynthesis, nor are they autotrophic organisms. You can get coloring pictures of mushrooms on this page.
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They are also used in the world of medicines, because, with the use of these fungi, the first penicillins were created that managed to destroy bacteria responsible for deadly diseases.
There are over 144,000 different species of fungi, including yeasts, molds, and mushrooms.
This Kingdom is characterized by absolute immobility for having a heterotrophic diet. Also, having cells with the chitin cell wall. The science that studies fungi is mycology.
Fungi exist all over the world and in different habitats, appearing in various forms and presentations.
The fungus’ traditional idea, the mushroom, with a mottled cap and elongated white body, is just one of the many known fungi species. Many others are even microscopic.
Of all the mushrooms on our planet, only 5% have been studied and classified. It is estimated that about 1.5 million species were not yet identified, as fungi were once thought to be a type of plant.
Advances in biology have made it possible to distinguish them and constitute a separate biological species. The Mushrooms separated from the other kingdoms approximately one billion years ago.
However, they still share with the plant kingdom characteristics such as lack of locomotion and type of body structures. They also approach the protists in their biochemical composition.
Being eukaryotic organisms, this is a more modern evolutionary branch, compared to the prokaryotes of the monkey kingdom.
Their cellular structure resembles that of plants, with notable differences, such as the absence of chlorophyll.