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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As we go lower from kingdom to Species, the number of common characers at each taxa:

1. Goes on decreasing

2. Goes on increasing

3. Remains same

4. There is no pattern to this

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Which of the following taxonomic categories contains organisms least similar to one another?

1. Class

2. Genus

3. Family

4. Species

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The label of a herbarium sheet does not carry information on

(1) date of collection

(2) name of collector

(3) local names

(4) height of the plant

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Match column I with column II for housefly classification and select the correct option using the codes given below:

  Column I   Column II
A. Family 1. Diptera
B. Order 2. Arthropoda
C. Class 3. Muscidae
D. Phylum 4. Insecta

 

Codes:

         A     B     C     D

(1)     3     1      4     2

(2)     3     2      4     1

(3)     4     3      2     1

(4)     4     2      1     3

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Study the four statements (I-IV) given below and select the two correct ones out of them:

I. Definition of biological species was given by Ernst Mayr.

II. Photoperiod does not affect reproduction in plants.

III. Binomial nomenclature system was given by RH Whittaker.

IV. In unicellular organisms, reproduction is synonymous with growth.

The two correct statements are

(1) II and III

(2) III and IV

(3) I and IV

(4) I and II

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