Table of ContentsThe classification of living organismsUsing similarities in DNA to classify organismsThe Mushrooms and Men have similar DNA.Suggested Reading As it turns out, animals and fungi share a common ancestor, and branched away from plants at some point about 1.1 billion years ago. It was only later that animals and fungi separated, taxonomically speaking. Think back to the last time you walked through a dense, overgrown forest. You probably saw all kinds of plant life – vines, bushes, moss, trees, and a healthy number of fallen logs. A forest is one of the best places to see the circle … Continue reading How Are Mushrooms More Similar to Humans than Plants?
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