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Fungi don't have leaves or roots and are not producers. They don't photosynthesize, and they have cell walls made out of chitin. Plants have cellulose, pectin, and hemicellulose in their cell walls. Thus Fungi don't make their own food and they lack chlorophyll.

Most plants are autotrophs, though a few are heterotrophs. Some heterotrophic plants actually rely upon fungi to provide their nutrition via the roots. Fungi are heterotrophic and can function ecologically as saprobes, pathogens, parasites and mutualists (e.g. lichens and mycorrhizas). Many fungi produce thalli (bodies) composed of mycelium made up of hyphae, plants do not.

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What makes plants different from other organisms such as animal and fungi?

Plants are different than animals and fungi because they are able to make their own food. They do this in a process called photosynthesis.

How do fungi different from plants?

plants and fungi are in diffrent kingdoms in living things.

How are fungi plants different from plants?

fungi and its componetns help each other

What characteristics make Fungi different than plants?

they have different cell membrane. Ms. Amanda

Why are fungi and plants classified in different kingdoms?

Fungi doesn't have chlorophyll. Plants do have chlorophyll.

In what way is fungi different from other plants?

fungi are not a plant

Why are fungi in a different group to plants?

Fungi and plants are different in several ways. Plants are able to photosynthesize (with a few exceptions), have a cell wall of cellulose, have a MLS flaglellar system with multiple flagella, and have vascular tissue. Fungi are not able to photosynthesize, have a cell wall of chitin, have a single posterior flagellum, and do not have vascular tissue. Fungi are much better at exploring the soil for water and nutrients than plants (which is why most plants have a symbiosis with fungi).

How are fungi different from plants in obtaining food?

Fungi are detritavores and can not make their own food as plants can.

Why do fungi not belong to plants?

They are not producers and lack chlorophyll. They can not make their own food, though nether can some parasitic plants. Fungi have different cell walls than plants. Plants use cellulose to construct cells walls while fungi use chitin.

Why are fungi in a different kingdom than plants?

Because fungi do not make their own food as plants can do. They are detritavores, saprophytes, that ingest detritus on forest floors and dead matter everywhere.

How fungi are different from plants?

Fungi are decomposers and most other plants are producers. Also some fungi are single celled organisms.

How are plants and fungi different?

Fungi are not photosynthetic and they have cell walls made of chitin. Fungi don't make their own food Plants -Autotrophic Fungi- Hetrotrophic

Why is fungi different fron plants?

Unlike plants fungi are not primary producers. Fungi are heterotrophs, meaning they feed on other life forms.

Why do scientists not consider plants to be fungi?

Plants are made out of cells with cell walls constructed of cellulose, the fiberous pieces in plants. Fungi, in contrast, have cells walls constructed of chitin. Fungi are also heterotrophs, obtaining nutrients from other living organisms. Plants are autotrophs, creating nutrients from photosynthesis. Fungi don't have leaves. Plants do. In general, fungi are fundamentally different than plants. For that reason, scientists categorize them differently.

Why are bacteria classified in a different domain than protists fungi plants and animals?

because the cell of plants have dna, while those of bacteria do not

How are fungi and plants different?

Unlike plants fungi are not primary producers, they are heterotrophs, meaning they feed on other life forms.

What is different about plants and fungi?

plants are things like trees and bushes, things with leaves, fungi is like mushrooms and bacteria

How are Plantae different from fungi?

Plantae are photosynthetic while Fungi are heterotrophic .Plants have cellulose while Fungi have chitin .

What are the similarities and differences between Fungi and plants?

Same- Fungi and plants are both multicellular. Different- Plants can make their own food, while fungi have to get some from decaying organisms. Hope this helps! :)

Fungi and plants are different because fungi are not?

The fungi (singular, fungus) once were considered to be plants because they grow out of the soil and have rigid cell walls. Now they are placed independently in their own kingdom of equal rank with the animals and plants and, in fact, are more closely related to animals than to plants. I hope I helped! 😁

In which ways are fungi different from plants?

Some Fungi can be multicellular and others can be unicellular. Their cell walls are chitin and fungi are also heterotrophs. Plants are only multicellular. Their cell walls are of cellulose and plants are autotrophs.

How are fungus different from animals?

As different as plants and animals! Fungi are not animals, simple as that. Oh, and "fungus" is singular - the plural is "fungi".

Different between fern and fungi?

A fern is a plant - fungi are not plants - they're in their own group.

What do fungi plants have in common with plants?

Fungi are not plants.

What animal kingdom are fungi animal and plants all in?

all themm are on different kingdoms.... animal is of the animalae plants is of the plantae fungi is on the plantae