Are fungi unicellular or multicellular?

Fungi are unicellular as well as multicellular. Most fungi are multicellular with exception of Yeast. Yeast is unicellular.

What are fungi?

Fungi are eukaryotic organisms that include microorganisms such as yeasts, moulds and mushrooms. These organisms are classified under kingdom fungi. The organisms found in Kingdom fungi contain a cell wall and are omnipresent. They are classified as heterotrophs among living organisms.

Fungi- unicellular or multicellular?

Most fungi are multicellular organisms except yeast.

  • The vegetative body of a fungus is unicellular or multicellular.
  • Dimorphic fungi can transfer from the unicellular to the multicellular state depending on environmental conditions.
  • Unicellular fungi are generally referred to as yeasts. Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast) and Candida species (a common fungal infection) are examples of unicellular fungi.

 

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