ARTHUR'S FREE

FUNGUS CLIPART

300 Free fungus cliparts, mushroom.gif, toadstool.gif, clipart images, pictures, gif bitmap graphics, nomenclature.gif, agaricus.gif, beefsteak.gif, boletus.gif, chanterelle.gif, parasol.gif, horn of plenty.gif, mycena.gif, stinkhorn.gif, spawn.gif, cepe.gif, cancerroot.gif, calvatia.gif, bread moulds.gif, moss. 

Of large size and format and is suitable teachers, students,  for presentations, school projects and coloring books. The large images are too large for use on web pages, however you can use the thumbnail images for the net. Selections of both colour and black and white clip art are available. Please do not include these in any other collections of clip art.

To download a thumbnail left click on the picture and then "Save As" to a directory of your choice. To download the full size image, first right click on the thumbnail and then left click on the full size image and "Save As" to a directory of your choice.

                      

Occurring worldwide, most fungi are largely invisible to the naked eye, living for the most part in soil, dead matter, and as symbionts of plants, animals, or other fungi. They perform an essential role in all ecosystems in decomposing organic matter and are indispensable in nutrient cycling and exchange. Some fungi become noticeable when fruiting, either as mushrooms or molds. Many fungal species have long been used as a direct source of food, such as mushrooms and truffles and in fermentation of various food products, such as wine, beer, and soy sauce.

More recently, fungi are being used as sources for antibiotics used in medicine and various enzymes, such as cellulases, pectinases, and proteases, important for industrial use or as active ingredients of detergents. Many fungi produce bioactive compounds called mycotoxins, such as alkaloids and polyketides that are toxic to animals including humans.

Some fungi are used recreationally or in traditional ceremonies as a source of psychotropic compounds. Several species of the fungi are significant pathogens of humans and other animals, and losses due to diseases of crops (e.g., rice blast disease) or food spoilage caused by fungi can have a large impact on human food supply and local economies

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Last updated May 2014