NEET Botany Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production Questions Solved

NEET - 2014

An alga which can be employed as food for human being is

(a) Ulothrix

(b) Chlorella

(c) Spirogyra

(d) Polysiphonia

(b) Chlorella is an attractive potential food source now-a-days because it is high in protein and other essential nutrients. When dried, it contains about 45% protein, 20% fat, 20% carbohydrate, 5% fibre and 10% minerals along with vitamines. It is mainly used as a food supplement for astronauts.

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