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an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter

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That a homely, humble fungus could fight off virulent diseases like smallpox and TB might seem odd, until one realizes that even though the animal kingdom branched off from the fungi kingdom around 650 million years ago, humans and fungi still have nearly half of their DNA in common and are susceptible to many of the same infections.
THE FUNGI KINGDOM is vast and varied, encompassing everything from single-celled baking yeast to what might be the world's largest organism--a 2,200-acre mycelium in Oregon.
My biology students at Penn State Lehigh Valley begin studying the fungi kingdom of life by discussing the pivotal roles that fungi play in recycling nutrients.
First published in 1965, Mushrooms, Molds, and Miracles is a classic text exploring the true stories behind the fungi kingdom, from the potato blight that ravaged Ireland to the hallucinogenic properties of the LSD mushroom to the bread mold that produced penicillin and the truffle prized as a delicacy.
But mushrooms are even more unique within the fungi kingdom, because they are the complex fruiting body of the fungal organism.