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Amarbel is an example of


A

Autotroph

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B

Parasite

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C

Saprotroph

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D

Host

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Solution

The correct option is B

Parasite


The correct option is B:

Explanation of the correct option:

  1. Cuscuta (dodder), also known as Amarbel in India, is a genus with over 201 species of yellow, orange, and (occasionally) green dodder.
  2. Amarbel (Cuscuta) is an example of a parasite. There is no chlorophyll in it. The plant it's climbing provides it with ready-to-eat nourishment.
  3. Amarbel communicates with its host plants using haustoria.

Explanation of the incorrect option:

Option A:

The organisms that create their food from inorganic sources are known as autotrophs, and amarbel is not one of them.

Option C:

Saprotrophs are creatures that digest decomposed natural matter or live on nonliving organic matter, although amarbel is not one of them.

Option D:

The parasite's host is the plant from which it gets its nutrition.

Final answer: Amarbel is an example of Parasite.


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