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# From which of the following algae, agar is commercially extracted:(a) Gracilaria(b) Fucus(c) Sargassum(d) Gelidium(e) Turbinaria

A
a,d
B
c,e
C
b,c
D
d,e
E
a,b

Solution

## The correct option is B $$a, d$$Agar is extracted from Gracilaria and Gelidium. Agar is derived from polysaccharide; agarose, present in specific species of these algae. These algae are known as agarophytes and belong to phylum Rhodophyta. It is a red algae. The nature of agar is too gelatinous. Thus, the correct answer is option A. Biology

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