14 Difference Between Algae and Fungi

Algae is an autotrophic organism i.e it can produce its food via photosynthesis.Fungi is heterotrophic organism ie it depends on dead remains of plants or animals for their food
It belongs to a kingdom Protista and PlantaeIt belongs to a fungi kingdom
Algae is a both Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic organismFungi is only a eukaryotic organism
The cell wall of algae is made up of cellulose which is of different elements for different speciesThe cell wall of Fungi is made up of Chitin and it also depends on the species
Food is stored in the form of Starch in algaeFood is stored in the form of oil granules and glycogen in fungi
Algae use vegetative, sexual and asexual methods of reproductionFungi follow vegetative, sexual and asexual reproduction methods
The nature of Algae is non-parasiticThe nature of Fungi is parasitic and saprophytic
All type of algae has filamentsExcept for the yeast, all fungi have filaments
Algae cannot survive without sunlight and waterFungi can survive without sunlight
It can live in water bodies, moist rocks and soils and even in some animalsIt can live only on land
Algae has chlorophyll which is a photosynthetic pigmentFungi don’t have chlorophyll
Algae are uninucleateFungi are multinucleated organisms
Algae are primary producers as many organisms depend on algae for foodFungi are major decomposers, which helps in the decomposition of dead plants and animal remains
Examples: Red algae, seaweed, freshwater mossExamples: mushroom, yeast