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 they occupy a place in nature, as neither truly plants or animals, fungi may seem strange, yet are ctually quite familiar for their use in various foods, medicines, and bio-technologies. 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.
Series: Biochemistry, Cells, and Life
Interest Level: Grades 9-12
Reading Level: Grade 10
ISBN: 9781615304639 (E-book)