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John Fenna

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Using the same logic. Is it vegetable? No. Is it mineral? No.

Must be animal.
Get a dictionary and look up "Vegetable" - or look at the previous post with the dictionary definition.... then look at the definition of Fungus or Mushroom ( clue - it inclues the words "a plant") t'aint no animal... and I question your logic...
 

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Many fungi are superficially plant-like organisms. They grow visible structures that resemble plants or plant parts. On a microscopic level, plants and fungi both have cell walls, a feature that metazoan (animal) cells lack. The study of cladistics, however, results in a phylogeny tree in which fungi are more closely related to animals than to plants. In other words, animals have a more recent common ancestor with fungi than with plants, and the mushrooms in your salad are more closely related to you than to the lettuce.
 

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Non-sense - I had a great aunt called "Lettice" - I am therefor closer to her than a Toadstool!
If a Fungus has plant type cells then to me (and the dictionary) it IS a plant... t'aint no animal! Who heard of an animal will sporing gills!
You can get websites saying anything these days, from Elvis being alive on Mars to the Earth being hollow and full of sentient beings!
Tosh I tells you!
Many fungi are superficially plant-like organisms. They grow visible structures that resemble plants or plant parts. On a microscopic level, plants and fungi both have cell walls, a feature that metazoan (animal) cells lack. The study of cladistics, however, results in a phylogeny tree in which fungi are more closely related to animals than to plants. In other words, animals have a more recent common ancestor with fungi than with plants, and the mushrooms in your salad are more closely related to you than to the lettuce.
 

mountainm

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Non-sense - I had a great aunt called "Lettice" - I am therefor closer to her than a Toadstool!
If a Fungus has plant type cells then to me (and the dictionary) it IS a plant... t'aint no animal! Who heard of an animal will sporing gills!
You can get websites saying anything these days, from Elvis being alive on Mars to the Earth being hollow and full of sentient beings!
Tosh I tells you!
You sir are well within your rights to believe in whatever you like.
 

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HillBill, nothing wrong with what you posted mate, I'm far from impressed at some of the other posts though, in the rules it says not to slander people etc and some of the wording in posts on here really tempts me to start carding and banning, i've only skimmed through the thread but Thoaken, you for instance are way more offensive than Bear Grylls



This is just not needed or wanted on bsuhcraft uk. Yours was the first post i read that ticked me off but there are others from other people that tick me off as well.

All of you, if you are not interested in Bear Grylls, Ray Mears or anyone else and have nothing of value to contribute then don't post in the thread, stop ruining it for those that do enjoy these people and would like to talk about their programmes etc

A bit of humour is fine, but a serious tirade or slagging off isn't and I'm getting sick of it, people talk about bcuk as a place of intolerance and it's because of post like those found here, you reflect badly on bcuk and I don't like it and I will boot people off the site for it.

:aargh4::rant:
Tony, I think you're dodging the really really really really important issue here.

The one we all need to know. Which do you prefer?...


... Sprouts or parsnips ? :)
 

santaman2000

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Non-sense - I had a great aunt called "Lettice" - I am therefor closer to her than a Toadstool!
If a Fungus has plant type cells then to me (and the dictionary) it IS a plant... t'aint no animal! Who heard of an animal will sporing gills!
You can get websites saying anything these days, from Elvis being alive on Mars to the Earth being hollow and full of sentient beings!
Tosh I tells you!
So what do mushrooms breath? Or any other fungi for that matter; oxygen (like animals) or carbon dioxide (like plants)?
 

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So what do mushrooms breath? Or any other fungi for that matter; oxygen (like animals) or carbon dioxide (like plants)?
http://www.gmushrooms.com/info.htm

According to the internet shrooms need water, decaying matter and oxygen to thrive. Their cell walls are made of chitin (like insects) not cellulose (like plants). There is no chlorophyll either.

Again the internet reiterates that they are neither plants nor animals they are fungi. However if you really must pigeonhole (and we must) then they are closer to animals than plants.
 

Emdiesse

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http://www.gmushrooms.com/info.htm

According to the internet shrooms need water, decaying matter and oxygen to thrive. Their cell walls are made of chitin (like insects) not cellulose (like plants). There is no chlorophyll either.

Again the internet reiterates that they are neither plants nor animals they are fungi. However if you really must pigeonhole (and we must) then they are closer to animals than plants.
Ah, I'm learning... all from the wrong thread :)

However, unlike us stupid invertebrates fungi are an essential part of the ecosystem, many forming symbiotic relationships with plants that may not otherwise survive without their fungal counterparts.

So because of their animal like traits combined with the fact they are actually darned useful and not always destructive then you really can only place them in a category of their own!
 

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Some very informative posts which has kindled the desire for some of Tesco's finest mushrooms lightly fried in butter with a full English breakfast later this morning :)
 

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Tony, I think you're dodging the really really really really important issue here.

The one we all need to know. Which do you prefer?...


... Sprouts or parsnips ? :)

He he, I think i'll go with parsnips, roasted preferably..... :D

Thanks for the eariler comments Rik :beerchug:
 

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For what it's worth, I agree with Rik.....but not about mushrooms.

This forum has been, and continues to be a constant source of information, amusement and education. The moderation thereof has always been discreet, and sparing.

To have no moderation at all and to allow threads to degenerate into slanging matches would be a tragedy; this place sets a standard and long may it remain.

goodjob

:grouphug:
 

John Fenna

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Interestingly it would seem that your average bloke has a closer DNA match with a chimpanzee than with his wife...
It rather puts "are mushrooms closer to animals or vegetables" debate into the shade!
Why was Tarzans pet Ape called "Cheater"?:yikes: