Which one of the following methods is commonly used to maintain the genetic traits of a given plant ?

(a) By propogating through seed germination

(b) By propogating through vegetative multiplication

(c) By generating hybrids through intergeneric pollination

(d) By treating the seeds with gamma radiations 

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Which one of the following is a correct statement ?

(a) "Bt" in "Bt-cotton" indicates that it is a genetically modified organism produced through biotechnology.

(b) Classical plant breeding involves fusion of two somatic cells carrying desired genes.

(c) The anticoagulant hirudin is being produced from transgenic Brassica napus seeds

(d) Golden rice is a transgenic variety of rice rich in vitamin E.

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Identify the correct matches for crops and their improved varities

     Crops                  Varities                      Disease

(a) Wheat                Karan rai                    White rust

(b) Cauliflower        Pusa Shubhna              Leaf and stripe rust

(c) Cowpea              Pusa Koma                 Hill bunt

(d) Chill                 Pusa Sadabahar            Tobacco mosaic virus and leaf curl

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In callus culture, shoots can be included by the supply of

(a) auxin and no cytokinin

(b) higher concentration of auxin and lower concentration of cytokinin

(c) Higher concentration of cytokinin and lower concentration of auxin

(d) Both auxin and cytokinin in equal amounts

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Pollorum disease in fowls is caused by

(a) Salmonella

(b) Clostridium

(c) Hemophilus

(d) Mycobacterium

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One of these protozoans is threat to apiculture and sericulture

(a) Eimeria

(b) Ceratium

(c) Nosema

(d) Monocystis

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The callus is defined as

(a) decaying cells

(b) differentiated cells

(c) sterile mass cells

(d) undifferentiated mass of cells

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Tritical is obtained by crossing wheat with

(a) oat

(b) barley

(c) maize

(d) rye

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Genetically engineered bovine (bST), sometimes called rbST (recombinant bovine somatotropin) or rbGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) are used in the.

(a) therapeutic drugs
(b) agriculture
(c) dairy industry
(d) DNA fingerprinting

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Which of the following is correctly matched ?

(a) Central Rice Research Institute - Shimla 

(b) National Botanical Research Institute - Delhi

(c) Central Drug Research Institute - Cuttack

(d) Central food Technology Research Institute - Mysore

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