Question

Which of the following represent maximum number of species among global biodiversity?

A

Algae

B

Lichens

C

Fungi

D

Mosses and Ferns

Hard

Solution

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Correct option is C)

Correct Option: C
Explanation:
  • Abundant worldwide, most fungi are inconspicuous because of the small size of their structures, and their cryptic lifestyles in soil, on dead matter, and as symbionts of plants, animals, or other fungi. 
  • Fungi have a worldwide distribution, and grow in a wide range of habitats, including extreme environments such as deserts or areas with high salt concentrations or ionizing radiation, as well as in deep sea sediments. 
  • Some can survive the intense UV and cosmic radiation encountered during space travel.
  • Fungi represent maximum number of species among global biodiversity.

So, the correct answer is 'Fungi'

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