Fungus on Potato under foldscope

A Fungus is a eukaryote that digests food externally and absorbs nutrients directly through its cell walls. Fungi are heterotrophs like animals that obtain energy from other organisms.

Fungi are considered serious pathogens to many plants and can cause severe economic damage. Early detection of these pathogens is very important and might be critical for their control. The available methods for detection of fungi are time consuming and not always very specific.

 

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