Identify the incorrect statement regarding fungi. (a) Some of the factors affecting fungi are temperature, moisture (b) Fungi are mainly terrestrial (c) Fungi show diversity in habitat and morphology (d) Fungi are more abundant in the substrate with low sugar content and low temperature

The incorrect statement about fungi is (d) Fungi are more abundant in the substrate with low sugar content and low temperature

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 as they adapt to hetrotrophic nutrition.

Characteristics of fungi

Listed below are few characteristics of fungi

  • Fungi store their food in the form of starch.
  • Biosynthesis of chitin occurs in fungi.
  • The nuclei of the fungi are very small.
  • The fungi have no embryonic stage. They develop from the spores.
  • The mode of reproduction is sexual or asexual.
  • Some fungi are parasitic and can infect the host.

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