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Chapter 23, Problem 13SQ
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All ______ form partnerships with plant roots.

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

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: Glomeromycetes are the newly discovered fungal group in which most of its members follows an interaction with the root system of vascular plants. They get all the essential nutrients from the root system of vascular plants and act as an obligate symbiont.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for the correct answer: Glomeromycetes are the fungal group in which most of their members follow a symbiotic association with the root system of vascular plants. The fungal partner penetrates into the vascular tissue, and does absorption. They get all the essential nutrients from the root tissue, which in turn help the plant from extreme drought by absorbing all the extra moisture in its surroundings.

Option a. is given as “glomeromycetes”. Since glomeromycetes are the fungal group that forms a partnership with plant roots, option a. is the correct answer.

Reason for incorrect answer:

Option b...

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