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Biodiversity : The Variety of Life on Earth Index
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The Plant Kingdom
The Animal Kingdom
BIODIVERSITY : PUTTING THINGS INTO GROUPS
The fungi kingdom is known for its mushrooms but most types of fungi are microscopic. The microscopic forms such as moulds become visible only when hundreds of thousands of individuals are seen spoiling a piece of fruit. Other examples of fungi are yeast (which makes bread rise), lichens, and Penicillium chrysogenum which is the fungus responsible for making penicillin.
This is an edible mushroom. The cap and the stem are the parts which produce the spores. Underground threads of the mushroom spread out through the soil. The mushroom decomposes dead leaves and it grows very well in forests of pine and larch and where there is heather.
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