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Fungi Kingdom

Fungi are important organisms that belong to their own kingdom, completely separate from plants and animals.

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About fungi

Fungi are important organisms and so distinct from plants and animals that they have been allotted a 'kingdom' of their own in our classifications of life on earth.

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Boletus chrysenteron (Credit: Lukas Large)

Relationships between plants and fungi

Plants and fungi engage in intimate relationships that range from harmful to beneficial. Learn more about these relationships, including examples of where they occur.

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Relationships between plants and fungi (Credit: Lukas Large)

The importance of fungi

Fungi are tremendously important to human society and the planet we live on. Yet, despite their extraordinary impacts on our lives, both directly and indirectly, relatively little is known about them.

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Amanita muscaria (Credit: Lukas Large)

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