The word "fungi" (plural) and
The word “Fungi” can be best pronounced as “funj-eye” or “fun-gee” (with the ‘g’ as in gold, not as in gentle). Both ways are acceptable - the first way is mostly favoured by British English and the latter by American English.
Most people think of gourmet truffles, magic mushrooms, itches between the toes, mouldy bread, mildew on the bathroom tiles, rotting wood, or poisonous toadstools to be kicked over or avoided at all costs. Less often realised is that fungi are essential to billion $ industries such as bread, brewing, medicines, and toxic waste removal. Rarely considered, even in general scientific circles, is that there are many times more fungi than plants in the world, and that each type of fungus contributes crucial roles to processes underlying the sustenance of forests, woodlands and other landscapes world-wide.