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With reference to “Gucchi” sometimes mentioned in the news, consider the following statements :
1. It is a fungus.
2. It grows in some Himalayan forest areas.
3. It is commercially cultivated in the Himalayan foothills of north-eastern India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 2 and 3

Answer:

C

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Explanation:

Statement 1 is correct: Guchhi mushroom is a species of fungus in the family Morchellaceae of the Ascomycota.

Statement 2 is correct- it is growth in the foothills in Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, and Jammu and Kashmir.

Statement 3 is not correct : These mushrooms cannot be cultivated commercially because they grow in conifer forests across temperature regions so villagers have to collect them from forest.

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