Waste and Recycling
Mycology or Fungi
Why are parasitic forms of fungi so harmful?
Asked in Ecosystems
What are the different relationships existing in an ecosystem?
Asked in Science
Describe 2 relationships between fungi and other organisims?
Parasitic and symbiotic. Examples of parasitic fungi are ringworm and the like. They grow on the organism, and feed off of it. It provides no benefit to the host organism. Symbiotic fungi would be lichen. It is an algae growing on top of a fungus. The Algae, having chlorophyll, can perform photosynthesis. This benefits the fungus--which is unable to do so--because the fungus then feeds off the algae. The fungus in turn absorbs nutrients from whatever it is growing on, which the algae is able to absorb. So its a win/win situation.