Mycology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicine, food, entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning or infection. A biologist specializing in mycology is called a mycologist..biologyfungigenetic biochemicaltaxonomytheir use to humanstindermedicineentheogenspoisoninginfection
multicellular filamentous moulds macroscopic filamentous fungi that form large fruiting bodies. Sometimes the group is referred to as mushrooms, but the mushroom is just the part of the fungus we see above ground which is also known as the fruiting body. The major groups of fungi are:
Most fungi have fruit-bodies that are clearly visible for a brief period usually in the autumn in temperate regions, or during the wet season in tropical regions, when spores are dispersed. As illustrated in the diagram below, there is a wide taxonomic and structural diversity of visible fungi.
Fungi (including lichens) Fungi are an enormous group of organisms that are neither plants nor animals. They obtain nutrients through the absorption of decaying organic matter, recycling plant and animal waste into useful products.
Artists fungus (Ganoderma applanatum) forms bracket-like fruit bodies that are reddish brown in colour. The hard crust has a knobbly surface, and the flesh is dark reddish- brown, with a fibrous texturefruit bodies