Alternation Of Generation And Protista

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  • 1. 

    The scientific name of the phylum that the green algae belong to

    • A.

      Chlorophyta

    • B.

      Cyanobacteria

    • C.

      Rhodophyta

    • D.

      Chromophyta

    • E.

      Prochlorobacteria

    Correct Answer
    A. Chlorophyta
    Explanation
    Chlorophyta is the correct answer because it is the scientific name of the phylum to which green algae belong. Green algae are a diverse group of photosynthetic organisms that contain chlorophyll and are capable of photosynthesis. They are found in various habitats, including freshwater, marine environments, and even on land. Chlorophyta is a well-known phylum that includes a wide range of species, from microscopic unicellular organisms to large multicellular seaweeds.

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  • 2. 

    Have a unique form of asexual reproduction where halves separate and the cells keep getting smaller and smaller

    • A.

      Cyanobacteria

    • B.

      Diatoms

    • C.

      Green algae

    • D.

      Yellow-green algae

    • E.

      Golden-brown algae

    Correct Answer
    B. Diatoms
    Explanation
    Diatoms have a unique form of asexual reproduction called binary fission. During this process, the diatom divides into two halves, and these halves then separate. As the cells continue to divide, they become smaller and smaller in size. Diatoms are a type of algae that are known for their intricate and beautiful silica cell walls. They are found in various aquatic environments and play a crucial role in the food chain as primary producers.

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  • 3. 

    Algae belong to the Kingdom

    • A.

      Archeabacteria

    • B.

      Bacteria

    • C.

      Protista

    • D.

      Fungi

    • E.

      Plantae

    Correct Answer
    C. Protista
    Explanation
    Algae are a diverse group of photosynthetic organisms that can be found in various environments, including freshwater, marine, and terrestrial habitats. They are not classified as Archeabacteria or Bacteria because they have distinct characteristics that set them apart from these two domains. Algae also differ from Fungi because they are capable of photosynthesis, while Fungi are heterotrophic. Although some algae share certain characteristics with plants, such as the ability to perform photosynthesis, they are classified under the Kingdom Protista due to their unique features and evolutionary history.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is the type of SEXUAL reproduction shown by Spirogyra

    • A.

      Oogamy

    • B.

      Binary fission

    • C.

      Conjugation

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Conjugation
    Explanation
    Spirogyra exhibits sexual reproduction through a process called conjugation. Conjugation is a method of reproduction in which two filamentous cells of Spirogyra come into contact and form conjugation tubes. The cytoplasm of one cell then passes through the conjugation tube and fuses with the cytoplasm of the other cell. This fusion allows the exchange of genetic material between the two cells, leading to the formation of zygospores. These zygospores eventually develop into new individuals, ensuring genetic diversity in the population.

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  • 5. 

    Fucoxanthin is a brownish pigment found in

    • A.

      Brown algae like Fucus sp

    • B.

      Green algae

    • C.

      Red algae

    • D.

      Archeae

    • E.

      Bacteria

    Correct Answer
    A. Brown algae like Fucus sp
    Explanation
    Fucoxanthin is a brownish pigment that is primarily found in brown algae like Fucus sp. Brown algae are known for their characteristic brown color, which is due to the presence of fucoxanthin. This pigment plays a crucial role in photosynthesis, as it absorbs light energy and transfers it to chlorophyll for the production of carbohydrates. While other organisms like green algae, red algae, archaea, and bacteria may have their own pigments, fucoxanthin is specifically associated with brown algae, making it the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Special structures found on the chloroplasts of some algae that synthesize starch are called

    • A.

      Heterocysts

    • B.

      Pyrenoids

    • C.

      Statoliths

    • D.

      Rhodopsin

    Correct Answer
    B. Pyrenoids
    Explanation
    Pyrenoids are special structures found on the chloroplasts of some algae that synthesize starch. These structures are responsible for the storage of starch, which is an important source of energy for the algae. Pyrenoids are found in various types of algae, including green algae and red algae. They play a crucial role in the photosynthetic process of these organisms by facilitating the conversion of carbon dioxide into starch. Pyrenoids are not found in other organisms such as heterocysts, statoliths, or rhodopsin, which have different functions and structures.

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  • 7. 

    When comparing plant like organisms the term generation in "Alternation of Generation", means

    • A.

      A designated amount of time

    • B.

      The offspring of a cohort

    • C.

      A phase of a life cycle

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A phase of a life cycle
    Explanation
    The term "generation" in "Alternation of Generation" refers to a phase of a life cycle. This term is often used when comparing plant-like organisms. It signifies a specific stage or phase in the life cycle of these organisms. Therefore, the correct answer is "A phase of a life cycle."

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  • 8. 

    The change from a sporophyte generation to a gametophyte generation occurs as a result of

    • A.

      Meiosis

    • B.

      Mitosis

    • C.

      Fertilization

    • D.

      Syngamy

    Correct Answer
    A. Meiosis
    Explanation
    The change from a sporophyte generation to a gametophyte generation occurs as a result of meiosis. Meiosis is a type of cell division that reduces the number of chromosomes in a cell by half, resulting in the formation of gametes. In the sporophyte generation, which is the dominant generation in plants, cells undergo mitosis to produce spores. These spores then undergo meiosis to form the gametophyte generation, which produces gametes through mitosis. Therefore, meiosis is responsible for the transition from the sporophyte generation to the gametophyte generation.

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  • 9. 

    Gametophytes of many "primitive" green plants are the plant part we see the most

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because in many "primitive" green plants, such as mosses and ferns, the dominant and most visible stage of the plant's life cycle is the gametophyte stage. The gametophyte is the haploid stage that produces gametes (reproductive cells), and it is usually a small, leafy structure that can be easily seen. In contrast, the sporophyte stage, which is the diploid stage that produces spores, is often smaller and less visible in these plants. Therefore, the gametophytes of these "primitive" green plants are indeed the plant part that we see the most.

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  • 10. 

    The first cell of any gametophyte generation is a 

    • A.

      Sporophyte

    • B.

      Spore

    • C.

      Gamete

    • D.

      Zygote

    Correct Answer
    B. Spore
    Explanation
    The first cell of any gametophyte generation is a spore. A spore is a reproductive structure that is capable of developing into a new organism without fusion with another cell. In plants, spores are produced through meiosis in the sporophyte generation and are released into the environment. These spores then germinate and develop into gametophytes, which produce gametes through mitosis. Therefore, the correct answer is spore.

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