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Which one has haplontic life cycle ?


A
Wheat
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B
Funaria
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C
Polytrichum
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D
Ustilago
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Solution

The correct option is D Ustilago

  • Ustilago is the genus of approximately 200 smut fungi parasitic on the grasses. 
  • In the haplontic life cycle, the haploid stage will be multicellular. Also, the diploid stage will be a single cellular. 
  • The zygote undergoes meiosis to form haploid spores. Each spore germinates to form gametophyte.
  • So, the correct answer is option A.


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