Tag «dead organic matter»

Fungi

Conventionally Fungi have been included in plant kingdom. But in pursuance of Whittaker’s five kingdom classification Fungi and Plants (Algae, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes Gymmosperms and Angiosperms) are described here as two separate kingdoms. Angiosperms are not described in detail here. Salient Features Fungi are non chlorophyllous, eukaryotic, organisms. They are a large and successful group. They …

Autotrophs and Heterotrophs

Based on the source of carbon microorganisms are grouped as autotrophs and heterotrophs. Some can use CO2 as their sole source of carbon like plants and algae are termed as autotrophs. Others like some bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes utilize preformed organic compounds as carbon source and hence called heterotrophs. Most organisms that involve in decomposition …