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Some fungi are good, meaning that they are helpful to other living organisms. Some fungi are bad, meaning that they are harmful to other living organisms. A few types of fungi can be both helpful and harmful, depending on where they are or how they are used. This fungi activity lets you discover types of fungi living in different locations. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.


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Chapter 31: Fungi
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October 24, 2009
Jason Hodin (marine biologist, educator, member of the Puget Sound Mycology Society) here. I object to the question on whether the basidiomycetes are "good, bad, neither/both." What do you mean…

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