In the most part, both of these kingdoms are generally good. They both have very important roles, for example protista is a producer, and fungi is a decomposer. They both do causes some diseases, though. Some protists and some fungi can be very deadly, for example, Malaria, caused by a protist
Some fungi can cause diseases in humans or excrete toxic compounds. Also, fungal spores can cause severe allergies in humans. But, humans do enjoy some fungus. For example, eating mushrooms.
Fungi reproduce asexually by fragmentation, budding, or producing spores. They can also reproduce sexually. Above is an example of a fungal spore. It's inside the fungal fruit body of a rust fungus.
Yes; in general, fungi are nonmotile. But their spores and/or gametes sometimes can be motile.
Of course they are! Fungi plays a very important role in the "biosphere", meaning they are essential for the recycling of nutrients in terrestrial habitats. They are also very dominant decomposers of complex parts of plant debris.
Fungi obtain nutrients by decomposing dead organic matter and obtaining nutrients from non-living organic matter. This would include plant and animal matter. The picture above is an example, and it's brown compost of old plants, like old leaves and twig pieces.
We learned earlier that protists are generally single celled, and eukaryotic. Fungi are also eukaryotic, but they are all MULTI-CELLULAR organisms. The image above shows a typical fungal cell.
Fungi are multicellular and eukaryotic. They are NOT classified as plants. They can be found in many different places. Also, they are heterotrophs. Kingdom Fungi includes: mushrooms, yeast, mold, mildew, and rust.
Can protists be harmful? Yes they can! Protists can act like parasites in humans, for example, malaria. Malaria is a disease spread by mosquitoes, and can even be deadly.
Protists reproduce asexually through binary fission. Binary fission is also known as "division in half". It's the separation of one body into two new bodies.
Yes they can! Most protists can generate movement with the help of a flagella, cilia, or pseudopodia. But there ARE some protists that are non-motile.
We may not notice it, but protists have a strong ecological role! For starters, they play an important role in the food chain! You can see in the picture that the phytoplankton is an important source of energy for many organisms! Also, protists produce oxygen.
Protists get energy from sunlight through photosynthesis, even though they do NOT classify as plants. Protists also eat other organisms to obtain energy. And they can absorb materials and nutrients from their environment.
When an organism is eukaryotic, that means that its organelles are bound by a membrane. Also, eukaryotes have a nucleus, and prokaryotes have a nucleoid. But they both are cells, and they both have a cell membrane.
Protists are eukaryotic organisms, and they are not classified as a plant, animal, or fungus. Most of them are only made up of one cell, but there are a few that are multicellular. For example, algae.