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Problem: Contrast the economic benefits and the harmful effects of fungi.

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The presence of fungi in the ecosystem has its own economic benefits and harmful effects. Fungi plays an important role in different aspect of the ecosystem such:

  • Fungi help to control the population of damaging pests and can serve as a biological insecticide in an ecosystem. 
  • Fungi plays an important role in farming as it provides nutrition to the farm land. Without the fungal partner in root systems, 80–90 percent of trees and grasses would not survive.
  • Fungi plays an important role in the production food like bread, alcohol and cheese. 
  • Fungi naturally produce antibiotics to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria
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Contrast the economic benefits and the harmful effects of fungi.

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