Fungi singular fungus, a group of eukaryotic, non-phototrophic organism with
rigid cell wall, that includes mushrooms, molds and yeasts. Fungi absorb
nutrients from dead or living organic matter, have cell walls made up of
chitin, and store surplus energy as a glycogen.
The kingdom fungi contains four phyla: Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota, and Basidiomycota.
A filamentous thallus is a vegetative mycelium that is produced by fungi