Trace elements in wild growing mushrooms
Borovicka, Jan Department of Nuclear Spectroscopy, Nuclear Physics Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Rež near Prague, Czech Republic.
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Fungi are eukaryotic organisms classified as a single group, the kingdom of Fungi, which is independent of plants, animals, and bacteria. The macrofungi represent a specific group of fungi that produce easily visible fruiting bodies, such as mushrooms or puffballs. Fungi are heterotrophic, obtaining nutrients from existing organic matter. According to their lifestyle, fungi are recognized as saprotrophs (feeding on dead organic matter), parasites (deriving nutrients from other living organisms with no benefit to them), and mutualists (living in association with vascular plants: ectomycorrhizal symbiosis).
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