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Acoelomate phylum is


A

Platyhelminthes

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B

Nematoda

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C

Nemahelminthes

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D

None of the option

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Solution

The correct option is A

Platyhelminthes


The correct answer is (A).

Explanation of the correct option:

Platyhelminthes:

  1. These are a group of soft-bodied, flattened organisms.
  2. They are also called flatworms.
  3. They are acoelomate i.e. they do not contain a true body cavity.
  4. Due to their flat body, they do not have body cavity to accommodate for body organs.

Explanation of the incorrect options:

Option B:

Nematoda are a group of coelomate organisms known as roundworms.

Option C:

Nemathelminths' are a group of coelomate organisms commonly known as roundworms. These are similar to nematodes.

Final answer: Acoelomate phylum is Platyhelminthes


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