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There are a number fungi like "fungoid" organisms. These include not only DNA based organisims but GNA, TNA, and HDGTNA ones as well. These are classified as D-fungoids and G-fungoids, for example, depending on their genetic basis.

All fungoids have a nucleus enclosed within a membrane and chloroplasts bound in one or more membranes. Fungoids are heterotrophic organisms characterized by a chitinous/silicate cell wall. In many species, filamentous growths form a multicellular hyphae mycelium. However, some fungoid species are single celled. Sexual and asexual reproduction is commonly via spores, and propagate by vegetative growth is also common. Most fungiods are microscopic and, live in soil, dead matter, and as symbionts of plants, animals, or other fungoids. Some fungoids become noticeable when fruiting, either as mushrooms or molds. Many fungoids produce bioactive compounds, such as alkaloids and polyketides which are toxic.
Most fungoids grow in terrestrial environments, in a wide range of habitats, including deserts, but there are aquatic species. There are approximately 250,000 species of fungoids.