Wheat, paddy and other cereals which form the staple food of mankind belong to the ..........family.
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Correct option is D)
The Poaceae (also called as Gramineae or true grasses) is a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants. With more than 10,000 domesticated and wild species, the Poaceae are the fifth-largest plant family. Domestication of poaceous cereal crops, such as maize (corn), wheat, rice, barley, and millet lies at the foundation of sedentary living and civilization around the world. The Poaceae family plants still constitute the most economically important plant family in modern times, providing forage, building materials (bamboo, thatch) and fuel (ethanol), as well as food. Thus, option D is correct.