Fungus vs Mold
Are Fungus and Mold the same?
Molds are a type of fungus but there are many types of fungi that are not
molds . For example, mushrooms are a fungus but they are not a type of mold.
Mold is a subset of Fungus.
"Mold" is a common name for a number of different organisms in the
Each word has both common and scientific meanings.
But it's true, bread-mould is a member of the fungus kingdom of living
- molds are not all from one phylum in kingdom fungus.)
Mold is a type of fungus. Yeasts and mushrooms are also fungi. Fungi are
organisms that are heterotrophic (can't make their own energy), have cell
walls and are eukaryotic (their cells contain nuclei and other organelles).
The fungi include many different types of organisms with many different life
styles. Molds are just one of those.
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Update: June 2012