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ISBN: 9781337408332
Chapter 23, Problem 8SQ
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Spores released from a mushroom’s gills are _______.

  1. a. flagellated
  2. b. produced by mitosis
  3. c. dikaryotic
  4. d. haploid

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: The fruiting body produced by club fungi for the production of sexual spores is called mushroom. They are commonly seen at the ground surface or above its food source. Its function is exactly same as the fruit produced by a tree with spores (seeds in the fruit) for reproduction.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for the correct answer: Mushrooms are the fruiting body produced by the fungus for the production of sexual spores. Since the spores are meant for sexual reproduction, all of them would be haploid in nature. Haploid spores are produced as a result of meiosis of the zygote produced by the fusion of nucleus of two dikaryotic cells.

Option d. is given as, “haploid”. Since mushrooms, the fruiting body of club fungi only produce haploid spores, option d. is the correct answer.

Reasons for the incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as, “flagellated”...

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