Which of the following sentence is true about the Epixylic Fungi?

(A) These fungi grow on animal dung.

(B) These fungi grow on the surface of the wood of trees.

(C) These fungi are responsible for the breakdown of soil debris.

(D) None of these.

The Correct Answer is (B) These fungi grow on the surface of the wood of trees.

Solution:

Fungi are eukaryotic, non-vascular, non-motile and heterotrophic organisms found growing on the dead and decayed matter.

Epixylic fungi are found growing on the surfaces of the wood of trees, especially on the older trees. Lichens are the best example of epixylic fungi.

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