Thursday, February 11, 2010

How do fungi survive in the forest?

the answer has to do something with light. im not sure. someone please help. last minute homework.How do fungi survive in the forest?
Because of the decomposing material surrounding them. It's not light. Fungi aren't plants. They do NOT carry out photosynthesis. In fact, they're in a different KINGDOM for a reason. ^^ Trees die, fungi feed on it, they thrive. Simple cycle. They're decomposers...How do fungi survive in the forest?
They either live off of the detritus - dead organic matter, or they can live off of the plants as a parasite. They are pretty resourceful.
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