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

(a) protoplast culture

(b) embryo culture

(c) anther culture

(d) meristem culture

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

(a) H.G. Khorana

(b) M.S.Swaminathan

(c) Homi Bhaba

(d) C.N.R. Rao.

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Which is Indian dwarf wheat ?

(a) T.dicoccum

(b) T. sphaerococcum

(c) T. turgidum

(d) T. aestivum

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People recovering from long illness are often advised to include the alga Spirulina in their diet because it

(a) makes the food easy to digest

(b) is rich in proteins

(c) has antibiotic properties

(d) restores the intestinal microflora.

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Somaclonal variation can be obtained by

(a) application of colchicine

(b) irradiation with gamma rays

(c) tissue culture

(d) hybridisation.

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Somaclonal variation appears in

(a) organisms produced through somatic hybridization

(b) plants growing in highly polluted conditions

(c) apomictic plants

(d) tissue culture raised plants.

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In the following table identify the correct matching of the crop, its disease and the corresponding pathogen.

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Somaclonal variation is seen in 

(1) tissue culture grown plants

(2) apomicts

(3) polyploids

(4) vegetatively propagated plants

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Which of the following species has the chromosome complement similar to that of Triticum aestivum ?

(a) Zea mays

(b) Secale cereal

(c) Gossypium

(d) Aegilops  

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Which of the following is a correct match between crop, variety and resistance to diseases ?

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