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Fungi are cosmopolitan. Write the role of fungi in your daily life.

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1)Fungi are used as food. Example: Mushrooms and Morels.
2)Yeast is extensively used for baking.
3)Several alcoholic beverages such as wine, whiskey, beer, rum are prepared by fermentation activity of sugar solution by wine yeast.
4)Some fungi are used I enzyme production.
5)Some are used in the production of antibiotics like penicillin, treptomycin, ergotine and ephedrine.
6)They are employed in the production of organic products like citric acid, fumaric acid , lactic acid and oxalic acid.
7)They decompose organic matter and enhance fertility of the soil.
8)Some fungi are used to produce gibberellins.
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