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Fungi Facts!

Giant Puffball

A giant puffball contains around 7 trillion spores – it can be up to 150 cm in diameter, though is more likely to 10 to 70 cm.

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A giant puffball contains around 7 trillion spores – it can be up to 150 cm in diameter, though is more likely to 10 to 70 cm.

Chitin

Most fungi build their cell walls out of chitin. This is the same material as the hard outer shells of insects and other arthropods. Plants do not make chitin.
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Most fungi build their cell walls out of chitin. This is the same material as the hard outer shells of insects and other arthropods. Plants do not make chitin.