Which of the following is an edible ‘Fungi’?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

(A) Mucor

(B) Coprophilous

(C) Agaricus

(D) Rhizopus

Agaricus is an edible ‘Fungi.’ A fungus called Agaricus are edible. The common name for Agaricus is mushroom. Basidiomycetes is the scientific name for mushrooms. A particular kind of fungus called a coprophilous fungus thrives on animal excrement.

Facts On Edible Fungi

Members of the Phycomycetes family, such as Mucor and Rhizopus, are found in aquatic areas, on dead wood in moist environments, and as obligate parasites on plants. Below, we have discussed the significant applications for fungi:

  • They have a significant impact on the recycling of decomposing and dead waste.
  • Food – People eat the cultivated species of mushrooms because they are edible.
  • Medicines – Several fungi are used to produce antibiotics and cure human and animal ailments. The antibiotic penicillin is derived from the common fungus Penicillium.
  • Fungi are biocontrol agents that use insects and other tiny worms as food and aid in pest control. Fungi spores are applied to crops as a spray.
  • Food spoilage – Fungi play a significant part in the recycling of organic material and are also accountable for significant food deterioration and associated financial losses.


Which of the following is an edible ‘Fungi’? (A) Mucor (B) Coprophilous (C) Agaricus (D) Rhizopus 

The “Fungi” Agaricus is edible. Edible fungus is of different species of macrofungi, as the name suggests, whose fruits are seen with the naked eye. As per the options, Agaricus is the correct answer.

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