Which among the following is not true about pollen grain?
(1) Rich in nutrients.
(2) Many species cause severe allergies and bronchial afflictions in some people often leading to chronic respiratory disorders– asthma, bronchitis, etc.
(3) Pollen consumption has been claimed to increase the performance race horses.
(4) Parthenium is used against pollen allergy.
Pollen grain of which among the following lose viability within 30 minutes?
Which among the following is not a feature of pistil?
Cryopreservation is a technique to preserve substances like pollen grains in liquid nitrogen at temperature
(1) –150 °C
(2) 77.15 K
(3) –210 °C
(4) 110 K
A, B, C, D in the following diagram respectively are:-
(1) Hilum, funicle, inner integument, micropyle
(2) Hilum, funicle, outer integument, micropyle
(3) Funicle, outer integument, nucellus, chalazal pole
(4) Funicle, outer integument, nucellus, micropylar end
Microsporangium is generally surrounded by 4 wall layers. Which of the following 3 wall layers perform the function of protection and help in the dehiscence of anther to release the pollen?
(1) Epidermis, tapetum, endothecium
(2) Epidermis, aril, endothecium
(3) Epidermis, endodermis, mesocarp
(4) Epidermis, middle layer and endothecium
Which of the following points is incorrect about sporopollenin?
(1) It is one of the most resistant organic material known
(2) It can withstand high temperature and strong acids and alkali
(3) 2 enzymes that degrade sporopollenin are known so far
(4) Pollen grains are well preserved as fossils because of presence of sporopollenin
The above diagram shows some stages in microgametogenesis. Identify A, Band C:
A B C
(1) Symmetric spindle Generative cell Vegetative cell
(2) Symmetric spindle Vegetative cell Generative cell
(3) Asymmetric spindle Vegetative cell Generative cell
(4) Asymmetric spindle Generative cell Vegetative cell
Which of the following statements is false?
I. Pollen grains represents male gametophyte
II. In angiosperms partially developed male gametophytes are pollinated
III. Generative cell is siponogenous while vegetative cell is spermatogenous
IV. Formation and differentiation of pollen grains is called microsporogenesis
V. Hay fever is a pollen allergy
VI. Pollen grains of some plants produce severe allergy and respiratory or bronchial diseases
VII. Pollen grains are poor in nutrients.
(1) I and VII
(2) III and VII
(3) IV and V
(4) VI and VII
The viability of pollen grains depends upon:
(1) Prevailing temperature
(2) Prevailing humidity
(3) Genetic potentiality of the concerned species
(4) All of the above