If you are looking for a mnemonic, because I too find these terms hard to remember, then I use the following.
r-strategy = focus is on reproducing as much as possible - then all the other traits, grow fast, die young, etc, tend to follow.
K-strategy = focus is on the Kapacity (Germanised spelling) of the environment, i.e. do not exceed the carrying ...
no none of the fungi in the nature is autotrophic.
they are dependent mostly upon dead and decayed matter.
the reason that they are not autotrophic is that they lack any type of photopigment to carry out photosynthesis.
photopigments are necessary because the are the only components that can trap the solar energy and use it to extract the electrons from the ...