Rhizopus (or mucor)obtain its food from dead organic matter extracellularly. It is said to be

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Rhizopus (or mucor)obtain its food from dead organic matter extracellularly. It is said to be

  • A. a facultative parasite
  • B. saprophyte
  • C. an obligate parasite
  • D. a commensal
  • E. an autotroph
Correct Answer: Option B
Explanation

A saprophyte or saprotroph is an organism which gets its energy from dead and decaying organic matter. This may be decaying pieces of plants or animals.


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