Mycology- sounds more like Mythology. But, the similarity ends there. The science that deals with the study of fungi including their biochemical and genetic properties is called Mycology. The word mycology has been derived from the Greek word μύκης, which means fungus. This field of study is an extensive one as it dates back to sixteenth century. This was set as a subject for study in the 16th century by a French botanist named Jean-Jacques Paulet, who was born in 1742 and died in 1826.
[...] fungus. The slats are located inside the hat, which is followed by the foot. Some mushrooms have a ring that is formed when the veil of the foot gets connected to the edges of the cap. Life of the fungus Since fungi have no chlorophyll, they can not make their own food through photosynthesis, like plants. They feed exclusively on the carbon present in organic materials that are rejected by other agencies or other substances. Fungi are also heterotrophic like animals. [...]
[...] Asexual reproduction Asexual reproduction takes place through vegetative spores or mycelial fragmentation. This allows for rapid dispersal as against sexual reproduction. The reproductive system for such fungi is located under the bonnet and the spores are inside. These spores are carried away by the wind and they will germinate if the place they have landed in is conducive to them. Out of the millions of spores released by the fungus, not everything will germinate. Only a few will succeed. Some fungi can produce billions of spores in a single day. [...]
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