*Yeasts are crucial for the fermentation process that makes beer, wine, and bread.
*Fermentation occurs in the absence of oxygen and allows the first step of cellular respiration, glycolysis, to continue.
*Some fungi are used in the production of soy sauce and tempeh, a source of protein used in Southeast Asia.
*Fungi can produce antibiotics, such as penicillin. Antibiotics are important medicines that kill bacteria, and penicillin was the first identified cure against many deadly bacterial species.
*Antibiotics only treat bacterial diseases; they can not be used to treat viral or fungal diseases.
Mushrooms are fungi that are eaten by people all over the globe.