you are a taxonomist and you are studying the samples of diatoms in pond water and mushroom. Into which respectivekingdoms will you place these two organisms?Explain giving two reasons

Asked by shambhavi.vatts | 20th Nov, 2010, 04:29: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student,
Mushrooms belong to the Kingdom Fungi. This can be identified with the help of certain typical features of Basidiomycetes or club fungi-
1. Formation of basidiocarp or fruiting bodies.
2. Each mature basidiocarp consists of two parts- upper umbrella shaped cap, and a lower stalk like stipe.
Diatoms fall under the category of Kingdom Protista. These possess certain typical features for their identification-
1. They occur as phytoplanktons both in fresh and marine waters.
2. The siliceous cell walls of diatoms are indestructible, i.e. they do not decay easily.

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Answered by  | 20th Nov, 2010, 11:36: PM

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