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Would you consider yeast and bacteria as plants? Give reason.


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  1. Bacteria are the unicellular prokaryotes that lack membrane-bound cell organelles.
  2. Yeast is a unicellular eukaryotic organism, included under Kingdom Fungi.
  3. No, Yeast and bacteria can't be considered plants.

Reasons:

  1. Absence of chlorophyll in them.
  2. They do not have an autotrophic mode of nutrition, but rather have a saprophytic or parasitic mode.
  3. They are included under the kingdoms Fungi and Monera respectively.

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