Highlight the beneficial roles of fungi to man

*In the production of alcohol; alcoholic fermentation by yeasts.

*Production of antibiotic, such as penicillin by penicillium sp.
*Sclerotium to rye produced by claviceps purpurea used in low doses to stop hemorrhage and to induce uterine contraction after childbirth.
*Genetic studies of recombination and gene mapping e.g Neurospora and Aspergillus.
*Edible mushrooms serve as food to man.
*Fungi in association with algae (lichens) play a beneficial role in ecological succession.
*In mycorrhizal association fungi brings about  availability of nutrients to plants.

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