Consider the following two statements:

I. Cellular organization of the body is the defining feature of life forms.

II. Metabolic reactions cannot be demonstrated outside the body in cell-free systems.

(1) Both I and II are true and II explains I

(2) Both I and II are true but II does not explain I

(3) I is true but II is false

(4) Both I and II are false

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The most obvious & complicated feature of all living organisms is:

(1) The ability to sense their surroundings or environment and respond to these environmental stimuli.

(2) Reproduction - sexual or asexual - for production of progeny of own kind.

(3) The ability to growth in size due to cell division.

(4) Presence of complex organs systems such as digestive and nervous system.

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Identify the incorrect statement:

(1) Biological names are generally in Latin and written in italics. They are Latinised or derived from Latin irrespective of their origin.

(2) The first word in a biological name represents the genus while the second component denotes the specific epithet.

(3) Both the words in a biological name, when handwritten, are separately underlined, or printed in italics to indicate their vernacular origin.

(4) The first word denoting the genus starts with a capital letter while the specific epithet starts with a small letter.

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The scientific term for biological classification categories is the:

(1) Species

(2) Taxon

(3) Phylum

(4) Domain

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What is meant by the "species problem"?

(1) The exact definition of species is still controversial.

(2) The exact mechanisms of speciation is not known.

(3) The number of species present is much more than identified species.

(4) The extinction of species is taking place at an alarming rate.

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Which of the following taxonomic categories are correctly matched to their standard termination of names with respect to biological classification of plants?

I Division: - phyta
II Class: - opsida
III Order: - ales
IV Family: - idae

(1) I, II, IV

(2) I, II, III

(3) II, III, IV

(4) I, II, III, IV

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Consider the following statements:

I. Higher the taxa, more are the characteristics that members whithin the taxon share.

II. Lower the category, greater is the difficulty of determining the relationship to other taxa at the same level.

Of the two statements:

(1) I is true but II is false

(2) I is false but II is true

(3) Both I and II are true

(4) Both I and II are false

 

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The Indian Botanical Garden and the National Botanical Research Institute are located respectively at:

(1) Pune and Howrah

(2) Howrah and Lucknow

(3) Darjeeling and Lucknow

(4) Shimla and Dehradun

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Match each item in Column I with one in Column II and choose your answer from the codes given below:

 

COLUMN I

Taxonomical Aid

 

COLUMN II

Feature

I. Flora 1.   Useful in providing information for identification of names of species found in an area
II. Manuals 2.  Contains the actual account of habitat and distribution of plants of a given area.
III.   Monographs 3. contain information on any one taxon

Codes:

 

I

II

III
(1)

1

2

3
(2) 3 2 1
(3) 2 1 3
(4) 2 3 1
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The suffix that denotes the taxonomic category 'Family' in plants would be

(1) -ae

(2) -aceae

(3) -ales

(4) -nae

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