In classical botany, fungi are usually regarded as plants, but this is of doubtful validity. If considered superficially, fungi exhibit some of the features of plants; the mushroom, with cap and gills, which catches the eye of the observer, grows on the ground and appears to be rooted like a plant. The same applies to those fungi which grow on living or dead tree trunks; they are rooted in the bark and some of them possess tubes rather than gills. But if these fungi are examined in microscopic detail, one would no longer hold the view that one is dealing with a plant.


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  • M. H. Zoberi
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of IfeIle-IfeNigeria

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