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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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