MCQs on Slime Moulds

Slime Moulds are unicellular saprophyte. They are often present as an aggregate called plasmodium, which is a multinucleated stage. They have characteristics of both fungi and animal. They are kept in the kingdom Protista.

1. Slime moulds were included in which of the following kingdom?

(a) Monera

(b) Protista

(c) Fungi

(d) Plantae

2. Characteristic structure found in slime mould is

(a) pseudoelaters

(b) elaters

(c) capitulum

(d) capillitium

3. In a cellular slime mould, spore formation occurs in

(a) plasmodium

(b) sporangium

(c) sporophore

(d) pseudoplasmodium

4. Spores of slime moulds develop into

(a) Amoeboid cells

(b) biflagellated cells

(c) swarm cells

(d) All of the above

5. Which is the example of slime mould?

(a) Anabaena

(b) Rhizopus

(c) Physarum

(d) Thiobacillus

6. Slime moulds, algae, protozoa are related in having

(a) eukaryotic cell

(b) prokaryotic cell

(c) flagella

(d) pseudopodia

7. A characteristic feature of a “true slime mould” is

(a) occurs as an independent cell

(b) a multinucleate plasmodial stage

(c) secretes mucoidal exudate

(d) None of the above

8. Slug formation is induced by

(a) overcrowding

(b) plentiful resources

(c) both (a) and (b)

(d) unfavourable conditions

9. Slime mould differ from fungi in having

(a) phagocytosis mode of nutrition

(b) amoeboid cells

(c) both (a) and (b)

(d) none

10. Sporangia of slime mould contain

(a) haploid spores

(b) diploid zygotes

(c) gametes

(d) none


1. (b)

2. (d)

3. (b)

4. (d)

5. (c)

6. (a)

7. (b)

8. (d)

9. (c)

10. (a)

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