Friday, February 5, 2010

Are fungi autotrophs or heterotrophs or how do they get food?

How do fungi obtain food. Photosynthesis, decomposers, what are they??? Specifically I need this species ,Armillariella mellea, way of obtaining food. It is the honey mushroom. This is the classification of it if it helps anybody. Thanks.


Kingdom Fungi


PhylumBasidiomycota


ClassHymenomycetes


OrderAgaricales


FamilyTricholomataceae


GenusArmillariella


SpeciesmelleaAre fungi autotrophs or heterotrophs or how do they get food?
all fungi are decomposers. they have no chloroplasts (hence the lack of foliage and green color) and you allways find them growing on rotten or decomposing things because they aid in the decompisition and they benifit from it. sort of symboitic (most of the time)Are fungi autotrophs or heterotrophs or how do they get food?
All fungi are heterotrophs. They get food through their hyphae. This is why you get moldy food...the fungi is feeding on the lasagna you stuck in your fridge two weeks ago!





They are decomposers..without them we'd be buried in dead things.
They are decomposers.





They take in carbon from organic sources so they are heterotrophs.





An example of an autotroph is a plant

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