Which of the following organism is not correctly matched with its cell wall degrading enzyme?
Fungi - chitinase
Bacteria - lysozyme
Plant cells - cellulase
Algae - methylase
The correct option is B Algae - methylase
The main component of the fungal cell wall is chitin. Hence chitinase enzyme is used to degrade the cell walls of fungal cells.
Lysozyme inactivates bacteria by hydrolysis of glucosidic linkages in the peptidoglycan of cell walls.
Cellulase enzymes are used to break down the cellulose of plant cells.
The algal cell wall is made up of cellulose and thus can be degraded by the enzyme cellulase. Whereas, methylase is the enzyme that adds a methyl group to the adenine or cytosine residues of DNA or RNA.