Any one of the Fungi, a large and very complex group of thallophytes of low organization, -- the molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, mushrooms, toadstools, puff balls, and the allies of each. See fungi.
A low form of plant life that may cause disease, such as oral thrush or yeast infections.
occurring as single-celled forms such as yeast and complex forms such as mushrooms, fungi can cause infections from mild skin infections such as ringworm and athleteis foot to life-threatening conditions such as cryptococcal meningitis, histoplasmosis, and clastomycosis.
(plural, fungi): a type of phytoplankton; made of eukaryotic cells with cell walls; fungi obtain food by absorbing organic substances.
Any of numerous plants lacking in chlorophyll, including yeasts, molds and mushrooms.
A group of plants that includes mu...
Fungi are simple microscopic plants which contain no chlorophyll. They are at least 100,000 different species of fungi. Their spores or reproductive bodies are everywhere and await only proper conditions of moisture and temperature to germinate, grow and reproduce. Fungi cause staining and weakening of many types of materials. The best way to control the growth of mould is to maintain relative humidity below 70-80% and to provide good air movement.
Organisms that are bigger than bacteria, and are normally present in mouth and gut. Can lead to very serious infections in patients with immune deficiencies. Related to yeasts and molds
Moulds, mildews, yeasts, mushrooms and other organisms which obtain their nutrients from decaying organic matter.
A part of the plant family, it can be found on both living and non-living things.
Member of a class of relatively primitive organisms; includes mushrooms, yeasts, rusts, molds, and smuts.
A primitive form of plant life which is known to the house plant grower as the most common cause of infectious disease -- powdery mildew. sooty mould and area mould. [ GO BACK TO TOP INDEX
a multicellular lower plant lacking chlorophyll, such as mold, mildew, smut, or rust. The fungus body normally consists of filamentous strands called mycelium and reproduces through dispersal of spores. Fungal diseases include: Chestnut blight Ergot Brown rot Texas Root Rot The Vegetable Caterpillar Powdery mildew Fusarium infections
organisms that lack chlorophyll (the pigment of plants), reproduce via spores and are either parasites or feed on decaying organic material. Fungal diseases generally develop slowly, are difficult to diagnose and are rarely fatal.
1). An organism with no chlorophyll, reproducing by sexual or asexual spores, usually having mycelia with well-marked nuclei. 2). Heterotrophic microorganisms chiefly saprophytic or parasitic, that constitute the kingdom fungi.
A group of living things that absorb food from their environment and aid in the decomposition of dead things. Examples of fungi are mushrooms, yeast, and molds.
an infective agent such as a mould or yeast. See also candida. Further info.
Class of simple plants, including molds, yeast, mushrooms, and mildew. These plants contain no chlorophyll, so they grow parasitically on live hosts or dead organic matter.
(pl. fungi) a kingdom of organisms (equal in rank to the Plant Kingdom or the Animal Kingdom) defined technically as a parasite or saprobeic, filamentous or single-celled eukaryotic organism, devoid of chlorophyll and characterized by heterotrophic growth, and the production of extracellular enzymes. Fungi include yeasts, molds, mildews, and mushrooms.
nonphotosynthetic eukaryotes that feed via extracellular digestion, sometimes pathogenic.
A type of organism such as a mushroom, yeast, or mold, that lives by decomposing and absorbing the material it grows in.
an organism that can cause serious infections.
(pl. fungi) a eukaryotic organism that is usually filamentous (forming a mycelium) and heterotrophic, has cell walls composed of chitin, and reproduces by sexual and/or asexual spores
( pl. fungi) a simple plant which lacks chlorophyll; includes yeasts, rusts, moulds and mushrooms. They live either as saprophytes or as parasites of plants and animals, and can cause disease (see mycosis).
An organism that is either filamentous or unicellular and lacks chlorophyll. It has a true nucleus enclosed in a membrane and chitin in the cell wall.
A microorganism that causes infection of the skin, mucous membranes of the mouth, vagina or rectum, or other organs (particularly the lungs).
Funguses, or fungi, are types of plants that have no leaves, flowers or roots. Both words, funguses and fungi, are the plural of fungus.
The Latin word for mushroom is fungus (plural, fungi). The word fungus has come to stand for a whole group of simple plants that contain no chlorophyll and lack such complex plant structures as roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. Included among the fungi, along with mushrooms, are molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, truffles, and yeasts.
A general term used to denote a group of eukaryotic protist, including mushrooms, yeasts, rusts, molds, smuts, etc., which are characterized by the absence of a rigid cell wall composed of chitin, mannans, and sometimes cellulose. ALPHABETIC LISTING
The Fungi (singular: fungus) are a large group of organisms ranked as a kingdom within the Domain Eukaryota. Included are the conspicuous mushrooms, but also many microscopic forms such as molds and yeasts.
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A plantlike living organism lacking chlorophyll and usually producing spores.
Small, often microscopic plants that live either as a saprophyte or parasite. It contains no chlorophyll, has no vascular system, and is not differentiated into roots, stems or leaves.
Fungi, mold, mildew, without chlorophyll, lives on dead or living organic matter.
One group of primitive non-vascular organisms including mushrooms, yeasts, rusts, and molds. Back to the Top
A type of plant. Molds and yeast are fungi, some are edible (mushrooms) but most molds should not be eaten.
A parasitic plant lacking chlorophyll, a rigid cell wall, leaves, true stems & roots. Multicellular. Composed of thread-like hyphae. Reproduces by spores.
Change in colour and properties due to mildew.
Parasitic plants lacking chlorophyll, leaves, true stems and roots that reproduce by spores.
Plant of the Thallophyta subkingdom, which lacks chlorophyll and ranges in form from a single cell to massed bodies, including yeasts, molds, and mushrooms.
a cellular organism that subsists on organic matter.
A member of a kingdom of plantlike organisms that are incapable of photosynthesis and function as decomposers. Common forms are molds and mushrooms.
a parasitic plant lacking chlorophyll and leaves and true stems and roots and reproducing by spores
a cellular flowerless plant, fructifying solely by spores, by which it is propagated, and the methods of attachment of which are singularly various and beautiful
a common mold that flourishes in warm, dark, moist areas--making shoes a perfect cultivation zone
a common mold that thrives in dark, warm, moist areas
a kind of a poisonous mushroom
a member of the biological Kingdom Fungi
a member of the plant family
a microorganism, similar to bacteria or yeast, that just LOVES to reside in skin and nail beds
a microscopic organism distantly related to plants
a nonmotile, nonphotosynthetic eukaryotic microorganism that contains a nucleus, produces filamentous and branched structures and has a cell wall that contains chitin or cellulose
an organism, a parasite
an organism that can be either one-celled or filamentous
an organism that lives by decomposing and absorbing the organic material in which it grows
a plant that feeds upon another plant
a plant that lacks chlorophyll and therefore is not green like other plants
a plant which is unable to manufacture its own food, because it lacks the green colouring matter called chlorophyll
a simple organism
a simple parasitic plant and some are pathogenic
a tiny non-flowering plant with no chlorophyll, roots, stems, or leaves
a tiny parasite plant-like organism that grows and spreads in dark warm moist places that can infect the skin and the toenails and are very common in this part of Florida
a type of microscopic plant
a type of organism responsible for many infections
a multi-celled plant-like organism
A plant that lacks chlorophyll, does not have stems or leaves, and reproduces through spores. Examples include mold, mildew, and mushrooms.
A plant, usually small, which is dependent upon another plant or organism for food. Fungi are capable of breaking-down many types of organic matter (the process of decomposition,) and are therefore important to the formation of soils and the cycling of nutrients.
A general term used to denote a class of microbes including mushrooms, yeasts, and molds. Â Click here to return to list
plural FUNGI): a class of organisms that includes yeasts, molds, and mushrooms, several of which can cause disease (mycosis) in humans (e.g., candidiasis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis).
Organisms (sometimes pathogenic) of loosely connected cells which live on dead or decaying organic matter.
Any of the group of thallophytic plants comprising molds, mildew, smuts, etc., which produce undesirable dark spots or a coating on a paint. In many cases, fungus has the appearance of dirt or soot. Fungus may just attach itself to a paint film or actually feed upon the paint film.
any plant life that does not have flowers, leaves or chlorophyll (what makes plants green). Most common examples are mushrooms, mold and mildew
An organism that can cause a serious infection in patients with weakened immune systems.
A parasitic plant or mold that can be microscopic and thus, ingested or inhaled
An organism in the Fungi Kingdom. Fungi are similar to plants, but they cannot make their own food like plants do. The Fungi Kingdom includes mushrooms, mold, and yeast. Many fungi are mycorrhizal, meaning they have a relationship with trees. In this relationship the fungus grows on tree roots. It takes nutrients from the roots, but it also delivers nutrients to the roots from the soil.
Living organisms which are neither animals nor plants, the singular is fungus. There are large numbers of species. Mushrooms and molds are fungi. Some fungi are entomopathogens.
a microorganism (actually a miniature plant) that is responsible for various fungous infections (athlete's foot, jock itch, tinea versicolor, and others).
A plant organism without chlorophylll that reproduces by spores and can cause disease.
a type of organism that can cause disease
Eukaryotes that produce exoenzymes and absorb their food: usually producing, and living inside, a network of apically extending, branched tubes, called hyphae.
a large group of plants lacking chlorophyll like molds, mildews, rusts, mushrooms and smuts, subsisting upon dead or living organic matter
A group of plants that includes mushrooms and molds. These organisms decompose organic material, returning nutrients to the soil.
Kingdom of organisms that contain true nuclei, are devoid of chlorophyll and absorb all nutrients from the environment, especially decaying organic matter.
(fun gus) - a plant with no chlorophyll, flowers, or leaves; as a mold or mushroom.
A plant-like organism that cannot produce its own food and so feed off other organisms to survive the way parasites do. They belong to a group known as saprophytes.
plural fungi): A class of microscopic plants that reproduce via tiny spores. Fungi may be used in the production of foods such as cheese or soy sauce. They can cause allergic reactions in sensitive people, and occasionally infections.
A eukaryotic, unicellular to filamentous, achlorophyllous organism having an absorptive nutrition. A fungus reproduces by sexual, asexual, or both means.
Type of living organisms, such as yeasts, molds, and mushrooms, some of which cause infection and some of which look like plants
A type of plant with no chlorophyll (green pigment). Examples are yeasts, molds, and mushrooms.
A low form of plant life which, lacking chlorophyll and being incapable of manufacturing its own food, lives off dead or living plant or animal matter.
A single- or many-celled, naked or covered, irregular or filamentous organism, usually with a chitinous cell wall. Lacking chlorophyll and incapable of manufacturing its own food, it feeds on dead or living plant or animal matter. Gall - Outgrowth or swelling of unorganized plant cells produced as a result of attack by bacteria, fungi, or other organisms.
(Plural: Fungi) A Eukaryote possessing a cell wall. Fungi cannot conduct photosynthesis and they feed on organic mattter. Fungi include mushrooms and moulds.
a plant of the subkingdom Thallophytka. A fungus lacks chlorophyl and can be a single cell or a larger plant. These are all fungus -- mushroom, mold, smut, yeast. Fungi cause these diseases -- candidiasis (thrush), cryptococcal meningitis, toxoplasmosis.
Fungi do not carry out photosynthesis, like plants do, instead they feed themselves by secreting digestive enzymes that release organic molecules (that the fungus then absorbs) from the tree, soil, or organism it is in contact with. Another interesting fact about fungi, which places it somewhere between the plant and animal kingdoms, regards the material that makes up its cell walls. Instead of cellulose, which is what plants use, fungi utilize chitin, the material which makes up the exoskeleton of lobsters and crabs. Though many of the almost 80,000 known species of fungi actually benefit plants, some parasitic species do cause disease. Cankers, some kinds of blight, rusts, molds, mildews, and some wilts are fungal diseases. See also spore and mycorrihiza.
Plants that live in wood and cause it to decay and be stained. Also can be found in wood in damp areas in house such as in crawl space.
(Plural: fungi) A multicellular organism with cell walls and nuclei, but lacking chlorophyll. The fungi include many unrelated or only distantly related organisms, such as mushrooms, yeast (such as that used in making bread or beer), and the molds (for example, those that are used in making cheese or that cause rotting of food). Fungi can cause many plant and animal diseases. However, they are also the source of a number of useful antibiotics (for example, penicillin, which comes from the Penicillium mold).
one group of the lower plants that lack chlorophyll, thus requiring a host from which to obtain food.
A plant that totally lacks chlorophyll such as mold, rust, mildew, mushrooms and bacteria. Fungi attacks and kills green plants.
One of a class of organisms that includes yeasts, mold and mushrooms. A number of fungal species, such as Candida albicans, are capable of causing severe disease in immunocompromised hosts.
member of a class of relatively primitive microorganisms including mushrooms, yeasts, and molds.
member of a group of simple plantlike organisms that do not have leaves or flowers and that live off organic matter such as hair, skin, and nail cells of humans, animals, and plants
Any of a major group (Fungi) of saprophytic and parasitic spore-producing organisms usually classified as plants that lack chlorophyll and include molds, rusts, mildews, smuts, mushrooms, and yeasts. Common fungal diseases that attack plants are "damping-off," Botrytis, and powdery mildew.
a spore-producing organism that has no leaves or flowers and grows on other plants or on decaying matter. page top
Member of a class of relatively primitive vegetable organism. Fungi include mushrooms, yeasts, rusts, molds, and smuts.
A spider-web like root mass that eats plant and animal matter. Mushrooms are the seed making part of a fungus.
(pl. fungi) - A nongreen plant with a vegetative body formed of tubular filamentous cells (hyphae). Fungi reproduce by spores.
A plant that lacks chlorophyll, may consist of only one cell, and that lives on nutrients it draws from other organisms. Fungi are either parasites or saprophytes (organisms that live on dead or decomposing materials).
Vegetable organism living as a parasite on plants, animals or humans and causing infections.
A single-celled or multicellular organism. Fungi can be true pathogens (such as histoplasmosis and coccidioidomycosis) that cause infections in healthy persons or they can be opportunistic pathogens (such as aspergillosis, candidiasis, and cryptococcosis) that cause infections in immunocompromised persons (including cancer patients, transplant recipients, and persons with AIDS). An example of a common fungus is the yeast organism which causes thrush and diaper rash (diaper dermatitis). Fungi are also used for the development of antibiotics, antitoxins, and other drugs used to control various human diseases.
Any member of the fungi---a large group of plants including mushrooms, toadstools, and microscopic plants growing on other plants includes molds, mildew, smut, rust fungus, brand, etc.
Fungus is singular for one type of a plant-type organism such as a mold or a mildew.
A plant of the division Fungi lacking chlorophyll, leaves, true stems and roots, and reproducing by spores. Mushrooms are a type of fungus, but most fungi are plant diseases.
A type of micro-organism which causes infection. It proliferates by feeding on dead matter or by invading healthy cells. Fungi include yeasts, mildews, rusts, mushrooms and moulds.
A general term referring to a class of organisms that include mold, athlete's foot fungus, and yeast that has a rigid cell wall.
A plant-like organism that does not make chlorophyll. Mushrooms, yeasts, and molds are examples. The plural is fungi.
(plural fungi) Any of a group of organisms feeding on organic matter, including moulds, yeasts, mushrooms and toadstools.
Both saprophytic and parasitic organisms, some of which are debilitating to plants and fish. For fishes, there are specific fungus cures that will eliminate those that are referred to as fungal diseases.
A primitive form of plant life that can be parasitic.
One of a group of non-flowering lower plants that lack chlorophyll and the organized plant structure of stems, roots, and leaves. Fungi have two common characteristics: they grow principally through the extension of a mass of interwoven filaments, via growth at the tips of the filaments; and their nutrition is based on the absorption of organic matter.
A lower plant lacking chlorophyll which may attack green plants: Mold, rust, mildew, mushrooms and bacteria are fungi. Common fungal diseases that attack plants are "damping-off," Botrytis, and powdery mildew.
(pl. fungi) - A member of the group of saprophytic and parasitic organisms that lack chlorophyll, have cell walls made of chitin, and reproduce by spores; includes molds, rusts, mildews, smuts, mushrooms. Fungi absorb nutrients from the organic matter in which they live. Not classified as plants; instead fungi are placed in the Kingdom: Fungi.
A complex microorganism that absorbs nutrients from either living organisms or the remains of dead organisms. Fungi include molds, mildew, yeasts, mushrooms and others that cause severe human illness. (plural: fungi)
One of a group of primitive, nonvascular organisms including mushrooms, yeasts, rusts, and molds.
An organism that does not possess chlorophyll and absorbs all its nutrients requirements through special structures called hyphae [ edit
Organisms including yeasts, molds, smuts and mushrooms (plural, fungi).
Any of the major group of fungi and parasitic organisms, often considered to be plants.
One of a group of organisms that includes mushroom, yeast, rust, and mold. Some of these organisms live in the body under normal conditions. In patients with HIV, these organisms may lead to serious infections if not treated.
One of a large group of thallophytes, living in damp wood, which include mold, mildew, rust, mushrooms, etc. which are parasites that live on organisms or feed on dead organic material and lack true roots, stems, leaves and chlorophyll, and which reproduce by means of spores.
A eukaryotic, heterotrophic organism whose usually walled, threadlike cells absorb nutrients. (Pl. fungi.) ( 15)
Fungus (plural fungi) are organisms that obtain energy by breaking down dead organic material and that produce spores. Some fungi include mushrooms, toadstools, slime molds, yeast, penicillin, mold, and mildew. Classification: kingdom Fungus.
Molds, mildews, yeasts, mushrooms, and puffballs, a group of organisms lacking in chlorophyll (i.e. are not photosynthetic) and which are usually non-mobile, filamentous, and multicellular. Some grow in soil, others attach themselves to decaying trees and other plants whence they obtain nutrients. Some are pathogens, others stabilize sewage and digest composted waste.
The fungi (singular fungus) are a kingdom of eukaryotic organisms. They are heterotrophic and digest their food externally, absorbing nutrient molecules into their cells. Yeasts, molds, and mushrooms are examples of fungi.