Did You Know?
Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than they are to plants.
By comparing organisms' genetic material and internal structures, animals and fungi, like mushrooms, were found to share a common ancestor. It is believed that the common ancestor was a single-celled organism that possessed both animal and fungal characteristics, including sperm-like features and a stronger cell wall. Mushrooms thus, are related to humans based on the sophistication of its genes.