Fungi, Algae, and Protists

Fungi, Algae, and Protists

eBook - 2011
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Fungi, protists, and algae are among the most diverse life forms on the planet. Tiny protists range from plants to animals. Algae range from single celled plants to 60-foot-long kelp. Fungi occupy a kingdom of their own. Although their place in nature-neither truly plants or animals-may make them seem strange, they are actually quite familiar to us for their use in various foods, medicines, and biotechnologies. Indeed, our consumption of bread or reliance on penicillin would not be possible without these diverse eukaryotic organisms. This intriguing volume delves into the taxonomy, structure, and function of each group and evaluates their wide-ranging natural and societal impact.
Publisher: [United States] : Britannica Digital Learning : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9781615304639
1615304630
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Rogers, Kara
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