NEET Botany Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production Questions Solved

AIIMS - 2009

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  

(C): The chromosome complement of Triticum aestivum (2n=26) is similar to that of Gossypium whose ploidy level is also 2n=26. Zea mays has ploidy level of 2n=20. Secale and Aegilops both have the similar ploidy level of 2n=14.

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