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Why were fungi originally classified in the kingdom Plantae?

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Why were fungi originally classified in the kingdom Plantae?

Two Separate Kingdoms:

Organisms belonging to kingdoms Fungi and Plantae have some characteristics in common, which led them to originally be classified together. Examples of fungi are molds, yeasts, and mushrooms. Kingdom Plantae encompasses all plants and trees.

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Fungi were originally classified in kingdom Plantae because many fungi are similar to plants in the way they grow. Mushrooms, for example, grow out of...

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The Evolution of Plants and Fungi: Characteristics & Evolutionary History

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Explore the evolution of fungi and plants. Learn about when fungi and plants first appeared, how they are classified, and the similarities between plants and fungi.


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