The most common characteristic of the fungal hyphae is the possession of
QuestionThe most common characteristic of the fungal hyphae is the possession of
Related Lesson: Cell Structure and Function | Fungi
The correct answer is A.
Fungi are organisms that belong to their own kingdom separate from plants and animals. They are characterized by the presence of fungal hyphae, which are thread-like structures that form the body of the fungus. The question is asking about the most common characteristic of fungal hyphae.
The options given are:
A. Cell-like compartment with one nucleus each
B. Cell walls that are both rigid and chitinous
C. A multicellular mycelium in the substrate
D. Cell-like partitions formed by cross-walls
The correct answer is A, which means that the fungal hyphae have cell-like compartments with one nucleus each. This means that each compartment in the hyphae contains only one nucleus, unlike in other organisms where a single cell may contain multiple nuclei.
Option B is incorrect because while fungal cell walls are rigid, they are not chitinous. Chitin is a substance found in the exoskeleton of arthropods, not in fungi.
Option C is incorrect because while fungal hyphae may form a multicellular mycelium, this is not the most common characteristic of the hyphae.
Option D is incorrect because while fungal hyphae may have cell-like partitions formed by cross-walls, this is also not the most common characteristic of the hyphae.
In summary, the most common characteristic of fungal hyphae is the possession of cell-like compartments with one nucleus each.
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