What percent of land plants rely on mycorrhizal relationships?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

What percent of land plants rely on mycorrhizal relationships?
 
(a) 82%
 
(b) 52%
 
(c) 29%
 
(d) 10%
 
I had been asked this question during an interview.
 
Query is from Population Interactions-1 topic in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

The correct answer is (a) 82%
 
Best explanation: Almost 80% of plants rely on the mycorrhizal relationship. Mycorrhiza is a mutualistic interaction between fungi and plants. Plants rely on mycorrhiza for the uptake of minerals (nitrogen, phosphorous, etc.) from the soil, while plants supply essential nutrients such as sugars to fungi for their proper growth.