Differences between algae and fungi

S.N Algae Fungi
1. They belong to kingdom Monera and Plantae. They belong to kingdom fungi.
2. Mode of nutrition is autotrophic. Mode of nutrition is saprophytic or parasitic.
3. They are photosynthetic. They are non- photosynthetic.
4. They contain chlorophyll. They do not contain chlorophyll.
5. They may be unicellular or multicellular. They are all multicellular except yeast.
6. Cell wall is made up of cellulose. Cell wall is made up of chitin and cellulose.
7. Reserve form of the food is starch. Reserve form of the food is glycogen.
8. Body is filamentous or parenchymatous. Body is filamentous or pseudo parenchymatous.
9. Incapable of living in the dark. Capable of living in the dark.
10. Cyanobacteria are prokaryotes, others are eukaryotes. They are eukaryotes.
11. Mostly aquatic– found in fresh and marine water. They are almost terrestrial in nature.
12. Its study is called phycology. Its study is called mycology.
13. Usually green in colour. Never green and are colourless and sometimes bright coloured.
14. They have less parasitic activity. They have more parasitic activity.
15. Sexual reproduction shows progressive complexity. Sexual reproduction shows progressive simplicity.
16. There isĀ  no dikaryotic phase. There is distinct dikaryotic phase in some fungi.
17. Examples: Spirogyra, Diatoms, Oscillatoria, etc.

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Examples: Mushroom, Candida spp., Aspergillus spp, etc.

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References:

i) https://unacademy.com/content/neet-ug/difference-between/algae-and-fungi/

ii) https://collegedunia.com/exams/difference-between-algae-and-fungi-types-characteristics-biology-articleid-1263

Differences between algae and fungi