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Chapter 23, Problem 11SQ
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______ are fungi that live as intracellular parasites.

  1. a. Glomeromycetes
  2. b. Chytrids
  3. c. Microsporidia
  4. d. Club fungi

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: Fungi are a group of eukaryotic organisms that depend on dead inorganic matters for food. Most of the fungi derive essential nutrients from dead plant materials with the help of certain specialized enzymes produced by them. Many are known to have a parasitic way of life.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for the correct answer: Microsporidia are the unicellular parasitic fungal group that reproduces by spore formation. All the species coming under this group are strict intracellular parasites and they usually infect animal hosts. Genetic data implies the fact that microsporidians shares a very close relationship with zygote fungi.

Option c. is given as, “microsporidia”. Since microsporidia are a group of fungi that are commonly seen as intracellular parasites, option c. is the correct answer.

Reasons for the incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as, “glomeromycetes”. Since glomeromycetes are free-living group of fungus and not intracellular parasites, option a...

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