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Q. Why is fungus never green?

A. Fungi are simple plants that have no chlorophyll. That's the pigment that gives plants and trees their green color. But just because they aren't green doesn't mean they're useless. Some are delicacies, such as mushrooms, and some are very important, such as yeast, used for making bread. Some fungi destroy other plants and some can cause disease in humans. For example, athlete's foot is caused by a fungus, and while it is not life threatening, it can surely be annoying.