The term Biodiversity which was used by Edward Wilson was actually used

  1. To describe Genetic Diversity
  2. To describe species Diversity
  3. To describe Ecological Diversity
  4. To describe combined diversity at all levels
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Genetic Diversity is not

1.India has more than 50000 genetically different strains of rice

2.India has 10000 varieties of mango

3.A single species might show high diversity at the genetic level over it's distributional range

4.Genetically diverse plant Rawolfia vomitoria is found in Himalayan ranges

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Which of the following is wrong with respect to Rawolfia vomitoria?

  1. Found in Himalayan ranges
  2. Medicinal plant
  3. Species Diversity is not in terms of potency and concentration of reserpine
  4. Reserpine is an active chemical produced by this plant
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Species Diversity

  1. Diversity at the level of species
  2. Diversity at the level of genes within species
  3. Diversity at the level of ecosystem
  4. Both A and B
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Which of the following is true for the species Diversity?

  1. Western Ghats have a greater fish diversity than the Eastern Ghats
  2. Western Ghats have a greater amphibian diversity than the Eastern Ghats
  3. Western Ghats have lower amphibian diversity than the Eastern Ghats
  4. Western Ghats have lower fish diversity than the Eastern Ghats
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Which of the following can be considered under Ecological Diversity?

  1. Deserts, rain forests, mangroves, coral reefs, wetlands,
  2. Alpine Meadows
  3. Estuaries
  4. All of these
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Ecological Diversity

  1. It is more in India comparative to Scandinavian country like Norway
  2. It is less in India comparative to Scandinavian country like Norway
  3. It is more in Australia comparative to India
  4. Both A and C
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It has taken millions of years of …….to accumulate this rich diversity in nature but we could lose all that wealth in …….if the present rates of species losses continue.

  1. Evolution, less than 100 years
  2. Evolution, less than two centuries
  3. Founders effect, less than two centuries
  4. Founders effect, less than one century
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The total number of plant and animal species described so far is slightly  more than 1.5 million. This is reported by

  1. IUCN- 2004
  2. IUN-2006
  3. IUCN-2006
  4. IUN-2004
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. For many taxonomic groups, species inventories are more complete in

  1. Temperate countries
  2. Tropical countries
  3. Grasslands
  4. Both B and C
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