Who produces the cellulase in the intestine of ungulates?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

Who produces the cellulase in the intestine of ungulates?
 
(a) Bacteria
 
(b) Mosses
 
(c) Lichens
 
(d) Protozoa
 
I have been asked this question in an interview.
 
This key question is from Population Interactions-1 in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Right answer is (a) Bacteria
 
Easy explanation: Various bacterial species produce the cellulase in the intestine of ungulates. Since many of them are herbivores the gut-bacteria help in the digestion of cellulose. Most of the gut-bacteria are anaerobic in nature.