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human commercial uses for fungi

Postby cklee » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:04 pm

what are some of the human commercial uses for fungi?
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Postby mith » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:44 pm

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Postby mmiaosmiling » Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:36 am

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Postby lara » Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:26 am

Yeasts are probably the oldest group of fungi to be domesticated because of the part they play in breadmaking and in brewing of alcoholic beverages.
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Postby Ken Ramos » Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:58 am

Quite late in a reply but lichens are another. Used in the dying of wool and in some pharmacuticals from what I have read. :)
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:16 pm

be aware that lichens are not fungi, their are a symbiothic relationship between a fungus and an algae
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Postby mmiaosmiling » Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:32 am

MrMistery wrote:be aware that lichens are not fungi, their are a symbiothic relationship between a fungus and an algae


not exactly...some lichens r symbiosed fungi and cyanobacteria(called blue algae or blue-green algae ago) which is sorted into bacteria but not algae.
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Postby Poison » Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:20 pm

Cyanobacteria are algae. Not bacteria. You learn them in algea classes.
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:35 pm

Poison wrote:Cyanobacteria are algae. Not bacteria. You learn them in algea classes.


Don't be confused by these idiot biologists Ozge!
Euglena viridis is taught in college as both an algae and a protozoan. So, what is it? :wink:
Cyanobacteria are the first organisms on earth to be able to do photosynthesis in the presence of oxigent and the first to release oxygen from the process, because they posses both photosystems(unlike other photosynthetic bacteria that only have photosystem I). But they are still procaryotic organisms, having all the general characteristics of eubacteria

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What you are saying is true. However, over 85% of the known species of lichens(procentage may have changed since new lichens have been discovered) and the most succesful ones form between al algae and a fungus. I just wanted to make it more simple for someone who is not so advanced in biology as you are(yet, who knows about the future :wink: )
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Postby mmiaosmiling » Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:44 am

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