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Which one of the following options is not true for mucor of Rhizopus? it

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Which one of the following options is not true for mucor of Rhizopus? it

A. grows on moist dead organic matter

B. is a plant

C. has cellulose cell wall

D. reproduces asexually by producing spores

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B and C

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This question is technically incorrect… this is because of the following observations:

  1. Mucor and Rhizopus are different organisms and so, the phrase ‘mucor of Rhizopus’ is invalid.
  2. Mucor and Rhizopus are both fungi and not plants.
  3. Mucor and Rhizopus have cell walls made up of chitin and not cellulose.
  4. Options B and C are both not true.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. A is not the right answer. yes, the both fungi grow on dead organic matter.
  2. B is correct. both belong to the fungi kingdom and not plant kingdom.
  3. C is correct. their cell walls are not made of cellulose but of chitin.
  4. D is incorrect. yes, they reproduce asexually by formation of spores.
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KEY-POINTS…

You may please note this/these:

  • Mucor and Rhizopus are distinct organisms.
  • the term ” mucor of Rhizopus” is a honest error.
  • They both belong to the fungi kingdom and not plant kingdom.
  • They both grow on dead matter.
  • They are also parasitic, growing on plants.
  • Rhizopus is commonly found growing in your expired breads.
  • They have cell walls which are made up of chitin and not cellulose.

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/ culled from 2020 JAMB-UTME biology past question 2 /

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