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Fungi (Singular, Fungus)
Molds, mildews, yeasts, mushrooms, and puff-balls, a group organisms that lack chlorophyll (i.e., are not photosynthetic) and which are usually non-mobile, filamentous, and multicellular. Some grow in the ground, others attach themselves to decaying trees and other plants, getting their nutrition from decomposing organic matter. Some cause disease; others stabilize sewage and break down solid wastes in composting. Fungicide: Pesticides that are used to control, prevent, or destroy fungi.