The contrasting characteristics generally in a pair used for identification of animals in Taxonomic Key are referred to as :

1. Lead

2. Couplet

3. Doublet

4. Alternate 

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Which of the following is against the rules of ICBN?

1. Hand written scientific names should be underlined.

2. Every species should have a generic name and a specific epithet.

3. Scientific names are in Latin and should be italized.

4. Generic and specific names should be written starting with small letters.

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Select the correctly written scientific name of Mango which was first described by Carolus Linnaeus :

1. Mangifera Indica

2. Mangifera indica Car. Linn.

3. Mangifera indica Linn.

4. Mangifera indica

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ICBN stands for :

1. Indian Congress of Biological Names

2. International Code of Botanical Nomenclature

3. Indian Code of Botanical Nomenclature

4. International Congress of Biological Names

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Which one of the following animals is correctly matched with its particular named taxonomic category?

1.  Cuttlefish – Mollusca, a class

2.  Humans – Primate, the family

3.  Housefly – Musca, an order

4.  Tiger – Tigris, the species

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Which one of the following is common to multicellular fungi, filamentous algae and protonema of mosses?
1. Diplontic life cycle
2. Members of kingdom-Plantae
3. Mode of nutrition
4. Multiplication by fragmentation

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Which one of the following is not a correct statement?

1. Botanical Gardens have collection of living plants for reference.

2. A museum has collection of photographs of plants and animals

3. Key is taxonomic aid for identification of specimens.

4. herbarium houses dried, pressed and preserved plant specimens

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Nomenclature is governed by certain universal rules. Which one of the following is contrary to the rules of nomemclature?
1. The first word in a biological name represents the genus name and second is specific epithet
2. The names are derived from latin and written in italics.
3. When written by hand, the names are to be underlined.
4. Biological names can be written in any language

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Study the four statements (I-IV) given below and select the two correct ones out of them : 
I. Definition of biological species was given by Ernst Mayr. 
II. Photoperiod does not affect reproduction in plants. 
III. Binomial nomenclature system was given by RH Whittaker. 
IV. In unicellular organisms, reproduction is synonymous with growth. 
The two correct statements are

1.  II and I

2.  III and IV

3.  I and IV

4.  I and II

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Match column I with column II for housefly classification and select the correct option using the codes given below: 
Column I Column II
A. Family 1. Diptera
B. Order 2. Arthropoda
C. Class 3. Muscidae
D. Phylum 4. Insecta

1.  A-3 B-1 C-4 D-2

2.  A-3 B-2 C-4 D-1

3.  A-4 B-3 C-2 D-1

4.  A-4 B-2 C-1 D-3

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