Among the Kingdoms of Living Things, the Fungi kingdom includes the yeasts, molds, mildews, mushrooms, and other similar organisms.
Articles in Category: Mycology
Mycology is the branch of biology concerned with the study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their taxonomy and their use to humans as a source for tinder, medicine, food, and entheogens, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning or infection. A biologist specializing in mycology is called a mycologist.
Research and developments in the field of 'biomaterial' has been increasing in leaps and bounds, whether it's by shedding light on existing possibilities - such as the various uses of hemp - or taking the first steps into new materials to be explored, such as in the case of fungi.
Fungi? Of course! We could soon be using them to produce building materials, textiles and sensors for heat, light and chemicals. But that’s not all: a European project is aiming to use fungi to create nanoparticles for buildings which “continuously grow, regenerate and die”.