Distribution in the environment

Fungi are spread anywhere and can live on their own or as parasites of other eukaryote organisms. Some species can tolerate adverse conditions, such as, for instance, extreme temperatures: some live even at 5-6 degrees below zero, others at temperatures above 50 degrees.
Mildews are microscopic fungi that look like a white, grey, green or black dusty coating.
They are usually visible on such foods as bread, jam and fruits in the form of a blue or green coating.

Special reports

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  • 13 May 2011

    Decomposing organisms

    The ability to destroy organic matter has been used by man...

    Bread and cheese, wine or beer

    Yeast is used to make wine, beer and bread. When mixed with the bread dough...

  • Let’s eat!

    The economic importance of fungi is increased by the “edible” mushrooms...

    Predator mushroom

    <em>Pleutrotus ostreatus</em> mushroom does not have teeth or claws but it is...

  • Who lives well with low oxygen?

    <i><span style="font-style: normal; " class="Apple-style-span"><i><em>Aquandriella fermentas</em> </i>lives in stagnant waters and can stand complete anaerobiosis...</span></i>

    Responsible for fish-plagues

    <em>Sporolegnia parasitica</em> is widely present in estuaries and fish tanks and that...