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ISBN: 9781337408332
Chapter 23, Problem 12SQ
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Fungal infections are most common in ______.

  1. a. plants
  2. b. mammals
  3. c. insects
  4. d. birds

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: Infections caused by fungus are very common nowadays. They are not so serious if they are treated early and correctly. Plants and animals are more vulnerable to fungal diseases. White blister, downy mildews, powdery mildews are some of the prevalent fungal diseases that affect the plants.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for correct answer: Most of the plant diseases are caused by fungus and they start to produce fruiting bodies over the leaf, stem or root surface. This indicates the presence of fungus present on plants. Plants are more exposed to fungal infection than animals.

Option a. is given as “plants”. Since plants are more vulnerable to fungal infections than other groups. Therefore, option a. is the correct answer.

Reason for incorrect answer:

Option b. is given as “insects”...

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