CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education- Board Exam) Class-7 Science: Questions 1 of 322

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Question

Organisms growing on dead and decaying matter are called as:

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Saprophytic plants

b.

Bacteria

c.

Fungi

d.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

Answer

a.

Explanation

The organisms growing on a dead and decaying material are called as the saprophytic plants. Saprophytes are the plants that obtain their nutrition from the decaying plant matter like rotting leaves and twigs. The roots of the saprophytes contain fungi that are capable of digesting the dead and decaying matter, which can be converted into useful material for the plants. Mushrooms can also be seen growing on rotting plant wastes during the rainy season.

Image of saprophytic plants

Image of Saprophytic Plants

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