Advantages and disadvantages of fungi on human beings, plants, animals

Advantage of fungi-
1. Fungi is involved in recycling of dead material to the soil in a way that can be reused.
2. They are used as food, for example mushrooms.
3. Fungi forms a symbiotic association with roots of higher plants (mycorrhizal).
Disadvantages of fungi-
1. Fungi causes various fungal diseases in plants and animals including humans.
2. Candida (fungus) causes painful burning and itching.
3. Some of the edible fungi are poisonous in nature which may even be fatal for humans and other animals.

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