BotanyWhich statement(s) is / are not true for the five-kingdom classification proposed by R.H. Whittaker (1969)?(a)  The main criteria for classification include cell structure, thallus organization, made of nutrition, reproduction, and phylogenetic relationship.(b)  All prokaryotic organisms such as bacteria, blue-green algae, and ferns are grouped together under kingdom Monera.(c)  Chlamydomonas, Chlorella and Spirogyra are placed in Algae within plants due to the presence of the cell wall.(d)  Fungi are placed in a separate kingdom; kingdom Fungi.(e)    Paramecium and Amoeba are placed in the animal kingdom due to lack of cell wall.

Which statement(s) is / are not true for the five-kingdom classification proposed by R.H. Whittaker (1969)?

(a)  The main criteria for classification include cell structure, thallus organization, made of nutrition, reproduction, and phylogenetic relationship.

(b)  All prokaryotic organisms such as bacteria, blue-green algae, and ferns are grouped together under kingdom Monera.

(c)  Chlamydomonas, Chlorella and Spirogyra are placed in Algae within plants due to the presence of the cell wall.

(d)  Fungi are placed in a separate kingdom; kingdom Fungi.

(e)    Paramecium and Amoeba are placed in the animal kingdom due to lack of cell wall.

  1. A

    Only (a)

  2. B

    (a), (b) and (d)

  3. C

    (a), (d) and (e)

  4. D

    (c), (b) and (e)

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    Ferns are placed in kingdom plantae, Chlorella and Chlamydomonas being unicellular eukaryotes placed in protista and Paramoecium and Amoeba are placed in Protista as they are unicellular.

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