• Fungi are a kingdom in the domain Eukarya that includes molds, mushrooms, and yeasts.
  • The fungi kingdom may contain more than a million species, but fewer than 100,000 have been identified.
  • Fungi spend most of their life cycle in the haploid state.
  • They form diploid cells only during sexual reproduction.
  • Most fungi live in soil or dead matter, and in symbiotic relationships with plants, animals, or other fungi.
  • They are unique in having cell walls made of chitin instead of cellulose.
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