Which microorganisms dominate in the rumen?
Rumen acidification can occur as a result of what?
What is the potential consequence of rumen acidification?
What is the role of rumen microbes in the diet of ruminant animals?
How many bacterial 'species' are found in the rumen?
What can rumen microorganisms serve as to their host when directly digested?
What type of metabolic reactions do rumen microorganisms perform?
What enables cattle to eat a more varied diet?
Which protein in the nodule binds up free oxygen and serves as an 'oxygen buffer' to protect nitrogenases from free oxygen?
What is the function of Nod factors excreted by rhizobia during root nodule formation?
Which type of mycorrhizae remains outside the plant roots and forms an extensive sheath around the outside of the root?
Which type of mycorrhizae becomes deeply embedded within the root tissue and is called arbuscular mycorrhizae?
What is the main role of mycorrhizal fungi in plants?
Which group of insects decompose cellulose and hemicellulose?
Which type of fermentation chamber precedes the small intestine in herbivorous animals?
Which digestive organ in ruminants is responsible for digesting cellulose with the help of microbes?
What is the main energy source for ruminant animals?
Which of the following best describes lichens?
What is the main function of the fungus in a lichen symbiosis?
What is the result of legume roots being infected by nitrogen-fixing bacteria?
Why do nodulated legumes grow well in areas where other plants would not?
What is the main requirement for nitrogen-fixing bacteria to generate energy for nitrogen fixation?
What happens to the nitrogen-fixing enzymes in the presence of oxygen?
Which of the following is NOT a type of microbial symbiosis discussed in the text?
What is the role of mycorrhizae in plant-microbial symbiosis?
Most nitrogen-fixing bacteria symbiotically associated with plants are called?
Plant root nodules are:
Where are ectomycorrhizae most highly developed and where?
Where are endomycorrhizae found and developed?
How do arbuscular mycorrhizae (AM) help plants obtain more nutrients from the soil?
The rumen is an ( ) habitat that depends on ( ) to digest cellulose for ruminant animals
lichens are a mutualistic association of a fungus and either an alga or a cyanobacterium in which:
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