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Name: ken
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Date: 12/6/2005

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 Kingdom Fungi.

C. Perkins

Each word has both common and scientific meanings. But it's true, bread-mould is a member of the fungus kingdom of living organisms.



- molds are not all from one phylum in kingdom fungus.)

Jim Swenson

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).

Van Hoeck

The fungi include many different types of organisms with many different life styles. Molds are just one of those.

J. Elliott

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