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Depends very much on the fungus.

On the whole though, yes.

First: much of the decomposition of matter is dealt with by fungi which allows it to enter back into the system, feeding much of the food chain.

Second: many if not most trees (and many other plants, orchids being the best known) enter into a symbiotic relationship with fungi which assists them in gaining nutrition from the soil.

Third: yeast has been a major influence in human culture primarily for it's bread and booze related uses.

Fourth: many early belief systems and spiritual traditions were (and are) linked to fungus based drug use, as is a large proportion of art, literature and music.



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