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Which of the following environmental conditions are essential for optimum growth of Mucor a piece of bread ?
A. Temperature of about 25C
B. Temperature of about 5C
C. Relative humidity of about 5%
D. Relative humidity of about 95%
E. A shady place
F. A brightly illuminated place
Choose the answer from the following options


  1. A, C and E only

  2. A, D and E only

  3. B, D and E only

  4. B, C and F only


Solution

The correct option is B

A, D and E only


Mucor is a filamentous fungus found in the humus of soil decaying fruits, vegetables. It is commonly known as black mold. Most of the Mucor sp. are unable to grow at 37°C . Mucor grows rapidly at 25-30°C, humidity about 90-95% and quickly cover the surface of the agar. It requires a moist and shady place for its growth.

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