What is the biological function of a mushroom cap?

Chef's answer
The top part of a mushroom is called the cap. This cap looks similar to an umbrella and acts in a similar way in protection. This protection is most important to the gills and spores that are just below the cap. The purpose of the gills (or spines or pores) are to hold the spores, the microscopic "seeds" of a mushroom..
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