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Chapter 21, Problem 10SQ
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The _______ include animals, fungi, and some protists.

  1. a. amoebozoans
  2. b. stramenopiles
  3. c. opisthokonts
  4. d. alveolates

Summary Introduction

Concept Introduction: The opisthokonts are a broad group of the eukaryotes that are generally known as clade. The flagellate cells, such as the sperm of most animals and the spores of the chytrid fungi propel themselves with a single posterior flagellum. This is a common characteristic of the opisthokonts.

Explanation of Solution

Reasons for correct statement:

Opisthokonts are super group which is like a sister group to the Amoebozoans. It includes true fungi, animals and the protistan relatives of both groups.

Option c. is given as “opisthokonts”. As the animals, fungi and protists are included in the opisthokonts, thus option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “amoebozoans”.

Amoebozoans are the members of the eukaryotic group Amoebozoa. Amoebas and slime molds are the two major groups of protists included in the amoebozoan protists...

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