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Introduction to fungi
Page1. The fungal lifestyle 32. The integrated mycelium 163. Fungal growth and nutrition 274. The physical environment and 45biodegradation5. Fungal interactions 496. Mycorrhiza 59
1.The fungal lifestyle
Fungi in everyday life
In every day life we meet fungi and fungal products everywhere. Whenever you goto a shop to buy a food and other things for your household you will come homewith a range of products of fungal origin or are results of fungal activities. In Table1 you find a list of common products:Table 1.1.
Champignons Fungal fruit body (biomass)Bread Yeast (carbon dioxide, taste)Wine Yeast (alcohol, taste, preservation)Beer Yeast (alcohol, carbon dioxide, taste)Cheese Moulds (ripening by enzymes, taste)Soft drinks Moulds (citric acid)Washing powder EnzymesVegetables (onions) MycorrhizaWood Mycorrhiza
Fungi can also be negative to humans and below you see a division of fungalactivities into friends and foes (Fig 1.1).Fig 1.1. Fungal friends and foes

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