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Fungi lack chlorophyll and therefore have to absorb nutrients from decaying organisms. They produce helpful substances like penicillin, but can also cause damage to plants and humans.

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Reindeer moss

Reindeer Moss, a lichen. Clumps of reindeer moss grow over large areas of tundra and other northern regions, where they are the food of reindeer.

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  • Fungi
    Fungi

    Fungi, (singular: Fungus), a large group of organisms, including molds, yeasts, and mushrooms. See more »

  • Lichen
    Lichen

    Lichen, an organism made up of an alga and a fungus. The alga, in some species, is a green alga; in other species, a blue-green alga. See more »

  • Mold
    Mold

    Mold, or Mould, the common name of many types of fungi and funguslike protists; the fuzzy growths these organisms form are also called molds. See more »

  • Mushroom
    Mushroom

    Mushroom, any of the fleshy fruiting bodies of various types of fungi. Mushrooms can be classified as nonpoisonous and poisonous. See more »

  • Slime mold
    Slime mold

    Slime Mold, an organism with some characteristics similar to those of fungi, and other characteristics similar to those of protists. See more »

  • Yeast
    Yeast

    Yeast, a microscopic, one-celled organism belonging to the group of organisms called fungi. See more »

  • Dry Rot
    Dry Rot

    Dry Rot, a decay that occurs in damp lumber and timbers. It is caused by a fungus that enters the wood through a crack or split and destroys the cellulose, leaving the wood discolored and crumbling. See more »

  • Ergot
    Ergot

    Ergot, a fungus that infests cereal plants, notably rye. It forms black, dense masses called sclerotia, which replace many of the host plant's seeds. See more »

  • Mildew
    Mildew

    Mildew, any of several species of fungi or protists that form a whitish or grayish growth on living plants and on such organic materials as leather. See more »

  • Reindeer moss
    Reindeer moss

    Reindeer Moss, a lichen. Clumps of reindeer moss grow over large areas of tundra and other northern regions, where they are the food of reindeer. See more »

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