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Topic
Level
Middle School
Grade
7

Answer

The differentiation between algae and fungi can be explained as under:

 

Key Difference: Algae, or singular: alga, are a group of simple, typically autotrophic organisms, ranging from unicellular to multicellular forms. Seaweed and fresh water moss are types of algae. Fungi are a group of unicellular or multinucleate organisms that live and grow on decomposed matter. Mushrooms, yeast, truffles are types of fungi.

                         

 

Algae

Fungi

Definition

Algae a very large and diverse group of simple autotrophic organisms.

A fungus is a member of a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds (British English: moulds), as well as the more familiar mushrooms.

Domain

Eukaryota

Eukaryota

Kingdom

Protista

Fungi

Term origin

Latin for ‘seaweed’

Latin for ‘mushroom’

Etymology

Unknown

Greek word ‘Sphongos’ meaning, ‘sponge’

Location

Prominent in water bodies, terrestrial environments and in unusual environments such as snow and ice.

Prominent in moist habitats

Survives on

Light, minerals from water

Nutrients from carbon-based life forms

Uses

Fuel, fertilizer, food, pollution control, dyes and plastics

Food, medicine, drugs, pest control, industrial chemicals, and enzymes

Symbiosis

Some species of algae form symbiotic relationships with other organisms.

Many fungi have important symbiotic relationships with organisms from most if not all Kingdoms.

Reproduction

Asexual as well as complex

Asexual, sexual , spore dispersal

Nature

Non-parasitic

Parasitic

 

 

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