HOW DO FUNGI GROWING ON SHOES DERIVE NUTRITION?

Asked by Saptarshi Sen | 24th Mar, 2014, 05:29: PM

Expert Answer:

Mode of nutrition in fungi is heterotrophic. Saprophytic fungi utilise dead and decaying organic matter as a source of food. Parasitic fungi thrive on other living organisms to obtain their food. The fungi growing on shoes are heterotrophic decomposers. They feed by extracellular digestion (secreting enzymes onto their food and absorbing the products of digestion).

Answered by  | 22nd Apr, 2014, 03:01: PM

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