GED Science : Fungi

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Fungi

What polysaccharide is used to construct the cell walls of fungi?

Possible Answers:

Chitin

Amylose

Cellulose

Peptidoglycan

Correct answer:

Chitin

Explanation:

Fungal cell walls can be differentiated from plant and bacterial cell walls in that they are made of the polysaccharide chitin. Plant cell walls use cellulose, and bacteria use peptidoglycan. Amylose is a component of starch.

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