The upcoming discussion will update you about the difference between algae and fungi.
Difference # Algae:
1. Algae contain chlorophyll and, so are green in colour.
2. Algae can manufacture their own food. They are autophytes or autotrophic plants.
3. Algae can grow only in light, as that factor is indispensable for food-synthesis.
4. The plant bodies of algae are composed of true parenchymatous cells.
5. The cell wall in algae is usually made up of cellulose.
6. Starch grains are usually the reserve materials in algae.
Difference # Fungi:
1. Fungi are devoid of chlorophyll and, hence, are non-green.
2. Fungi cannot manufacture food but depend on other sources for the supply of food. They are heterophytes or heterotrophic plants. Fungi may be parasitic on living organisms, both plants and animals, or saprophytic on dead rotten organic matters.
3. Fungi can grow both in light and darkness.
4. Bodies of fungi are usually made of fine threads, called hyphae, which usually form an interwoven miss. A collection of hyphae is called mycelium. The interwoven mycelia often look like parenchyma cells and, hence, called pseudo-parenchyma or plectenchyma.
5. Here the wall is made of fungus- cellulose or chitin.
6. In fungi reserve materials are mainly glycogen and oil.