March 12, 2007 2:42am CST
Fungi grow on dead and decaying plants or animal matter. Many of them do not have the ability to move. They obtain food from plants or animals on which they grow and branch out to further growth. Their spores are carried and spread by the wind and are found deposited on edible food -stuffs, on leather goods and also on uncleaned human body. Penicillin, the much useful antibiotic, is a gift of the fungus. Yeast is another fungus which is useful in the manufacture of alcohol. There are many fungi which can cause diseases..