Do cell walls made of chitin describe a fungus?
u have no freakin life
One major difference is that fungal cells have cell walls that contain chitin, unlike the cell walls of plants, which contain cellulose. Fungus doesn't need sunlight to grow unlike plants so fungus doesn't have chloroplast which is the main reason why most plants have leaves, which are essentially solar panels which produce glucose.
Fungi have cell walls made of chitin and are unable to photosynthesize. As well, sexual reporduction is drastically different in fungi from plants. Plants have cell walls made of cellulose. The most importnatn difference is that plants have chloroplasts containing chlorophyll, which enables to photosynthesize.
Yes. The cell walls in fungi are composed primarily of chitin, which is a polymer of N-Acetylglucosamine with 1,4 beta linkage. Not all fungal cell walls are composed of chitin such as Cryptomycota (Rozellida), but the majority do contain chitin, and there is current debate on whether or not non-chitinous organisms should be classified as fungi or as "fungal-like protists" such as members of phylum Oömycota.
A fungus (plural: fungi) is a kind of living organism: yeasts, moulds and mushrooms are types of fungi. The fungi are a separate kingdom of living things, different from animals and plants. Fungi have cells with nuclei. Their cell walls contain chitin, unlike the cell walls of plants, which contain cellulose.