What characteristics do plants and fungi share? What characteristics differentiate a plant from a fungus? Which evolved first? Please cite references.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 22, 2019, 3:04 am ad1c9bdddf
Plants and fungi are both eukaryotic organisms. This means they have cells that contain nuclei and other organelles. I guess one could also argue they they live in similar habitats.
In order to differentiate the two organisms, one must first look at the mode of nutrient gathering. If the organism undergoes the process of photosynthesis (making chemical energy from light energy) then it is most likely a ...
This response briefly discussed the differences and similarities between plants and fungi and also describes their evolutionary relationships.