Fungi: Mushrooms, Toadstools, Molds, Yeasts, and Other Fungi
- Brand : Crabtree Publishing Company
- Dimensions : 8.72 x 11.12 x 0.32 inches
- Author : Judy Wearing
- Year : 2010
- Pages : 48
- ISBN : 9780778753759
A Class of Their Own provides a close-up look at six major classifications of living organisms based on the most up-to-date scientific data. Using clear, detailed descriptions and stunning photographs and illustrations, each volume examines a specific kingdom or domain, the fascinating distinctions among its various members, and the ways in which each group's life-forms interact with members of other groups, including humans.
This interesting nook features an examination of the four major groups of fungi: yeasts, toadstools, chytrids, and bread molds. Special sections explore varieties that feed on dead and decaying matter, parasites, and species that from relationships with other species. Case histories involving fungi include penicillin and the fight against disease, and geneticallly modified (GM) products in food technology.