When two unrelated individuals or lines are crossed, the performance of F1 hybrid is often

superior to both its parents. This phenomenon is called

1. transformation

2. splicing

3. metamorphosis

4. heterosis

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Breeding of crops with high levels of minerals, vitamins and proteins is called

1. somatic hybridisation

2. biofortification

3. biomagnification

4. micropropogation

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Somaclones are obtained by

1. tissue culture

2. plant breeding

3. irradiation

4. genetic engineering

Subtopic:  Plant Tissue Culture |
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In cloning of cattle a fertilized egg is taken out of the mother's womb and:

1. the egg is divided into 4 pairs of cells which are implanted into the womb of other cows

2. in the eight cell stage, cells are separated and cultured until small embryos are formed

which are implanted into the womb of other cows

3. in the eight cell stage the individual cells are separated under electrical field for further

development in culture media

4. from this upto eight identical twins can be produced

Subtopic:  Animal Husbandry (OLD NCERT) |
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In maize, hybrid vigour is exploited by:

1. bombarding the seeds with DNA

2. crossing of two inbred parental lines

3. harvesting seeds from the most productive plants

4. inducing mutations

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Which one of the following is a viral disease of poultry ?

1. Salmonellosis

2. Coryza

3. New castle disease

4. Pasteurellosis

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Crop plants grown in monoculture are:

1. low in yield

2. free from intraspecific competition

3. characterised by poor root system

4. highly prone to pests

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Triticale, the first man-made cereal crop, has been obtained by crossing wheat with: 

1. rye

2. pearl millete

3. sugarcane

4. barley

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In order to obtain virus-free plants through tissue culture the best method is:

1. protoplast culture

2. embryo culture

3. anther culture

4. meristem culture

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The name of the Indian scientist associated with Green Revolution in India is

1. H.G. Khorana

2. M.S.Swaminathan

3. Homi Bhaba

4. C.N.R. Rao.

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