Basidiomycete

Basidiomycete

The photos subject is the mushroom in the packaging. Mushrooms belong to a phylum of organisms called Basidiomycota. Basidiomycetes are a more developed form of fungi, or “higher fungi.” They have basidia with spores attached to them. The basidia are club shaped end cells, which assist the fungus in sexual reproduction instead of asexual reproduction preformed by many fungi.

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