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Similarities and Difference between Algae and Fungi (Comparison Table)


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Algae vs Fungi
Similarities and Difference between Algae and Fungi

Algae and fungi are thallophytic cryptogams of plant Kingdom. Both algae and fungi share many common characteristics and thus they are treated in the same division Thallophyta of Cryptogams according to Eichler’s Classification. Even though they are in same class, thallophyta, they also show some distinct differences particularly in their mode of nutrition, physiology and reproduction. This post describes what are the Similarities and Difference between Algae and Fungi.

Similarities between Algae and Fungi

Ø  Both algae and fungi are thallophytes (plant body not differentiated into root, stem and leaves)

Ø  Both algae and fungi are placed together in the division thallophyta of cryptogams

Ø  With the exception of blue green algae, majority of algae and fungi are eukaryotic

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