- Athlete's Foot: A
fungus infection on the skin of feet.
Green-colored pigments that plants use to help make their own food.
- Environment: A
surrounding that affects the development of a living organism.
- Kingdom: The highest
grouping of living things.
- Mold: A furry
growth on the surface of objects such as food products and other living
plants. Grows in the presence of dampness or decay.
- Nutrients: A
nourishing ingredient in food that causes growth, development or good
- Plant Kingdom: The
common grouping of the plant species.
- Ringworm: A
contagious skin disease caused by fungus. Causes itching and ring-shaped
patches covered with scales.
- Yeast: A
single-celled fungus used in making bread, beer and other products.
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Last update: 30 Mar 99. Preparation of this page by Erika Quinn and Robert Fogel was supported in part by the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.