Comparison between Plants and Fungi

Let me share with you a comparison between Plants and Fungi.

Aspect Plants Fungi
Name of Kingdom Plantae Fungi
Cell Wall Made of cellulose Made of chitin
Nutrition mode Autotrophic Heterotrophic
Reproduce through Both sexually and asexually Both sexually and asexually
Mobility Non-motile Non-motile
Multicellularity Multicellular Mostly multicellular
Habitat Terrestrial Found in terrestrial as well as in aquatic environments.
Vascular Tissue Present Lacks vascular tissue; nutrient absorption by hyphae.
Chlorophyll Contains chlorophyll for photosynthesis. Lacks chlorophyll
Spore Production Produces spores in sporangia or sporophylls. Produces spores through specialized structures like sporangia.
Mycorrhizal Associations Some form mycorrhizal associations with fungi for nutrient uptake. Form various types of mycorrhizal associations with plants for nutrient uptake.
Reproductive Structures ·       Flowers

·       Fruits

·       Cones

·       Mushrooms

·       Molds

·       Yeasts

Ecological importance Primary producers of food chains and ecosystems. Decomposers, symbionts, and recyclers in ecosystems.
Examples ·       Trees

·       Grasses

·       Flowers

·       Mushrooms

·       Molds

·       Yeasts