An attribute found in plants but not animals is

(1) Metabolism

(2) Sexual reproduction

(3) Autotrophy

(4) Asexual reproduction

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Reproduction as Criterion for Being Living
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Consider the following two statements:

I. In the single-celled organisms, we are not very clear about the usage of the two terms – growth and reproduction.

II. When it comes to unicellular organisms like bacteria, unicellular algae or amoeba, reproduction is synonymous with growth, i.e., increase in number of cells.

(1) Both I and II are true and II explains I

(2) Both I and II are true but II does not explain I

(3) I is true but II is false

(4) Both I and II are false

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Introduction & Growth as Criterion for Being Living
Reproduction as Criterion for Being Living
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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 III

(2) III and IV

(3) I and IV

(4) I and II

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Introduction & Growth as Criterion for Being Living
Reproduction as Criterion for Being Living
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Find out the wrong statement out-
a. Increase in mass and increase in number of individuals are twin characteristics of growth.
b. Growth, reproduction and ability to respond are the only unique features of living organisms.
c. a and b both
d. Metabolism, ability to self-replicate and self-organise are the unique features of living organisms.

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Match the following:

p. Yeast                                       1. regeneration 

q. Hydra                                      2. budding

r. Protonema of mosses              3.Fragmentaion

s. Filamentous Algae

t. Planaria

u. Flat worms

a. (p-2); (q-1); (r-2); (s-2); (t-1); (u-3)
b. (p-3); (q-3); (r-2); (s-1); (t-1); (u-3)
c. (p-3); (q-1); (r-3); (s-2); (t-2); (u-1)
d. (p-2); (q-2); (r-3); (s-3); (t-1); (u-1)

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Reproduction as Criterion for Being Living
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Reproduction cannot be:
a. Asexual
b. Characteristics of living organisms
c. Synonymous of growth in multicellular organism
d. A form of fragmentation

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Increase in number can be-
a. Growth
b. Reproduction
c. Both a and b
d. Accumulation

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Reproduction cannot be an all-inclusive defining characteristic of living organism because of
a. Asexual reproduction
b. Non living organisms also replicate
c. Examples of worker bees
d. May occur in all type of living systems instead of living organisms.

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How many of the following may not or cannot reproduce?
Humans, Worker bees, Mules, Boulders, Fungi, Protonema of mosses.
a. 4
b. 3
c. 1
d. 5

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In --------- organisms, --------is synonymous with -------.
a. Unicellular, increase in mass and increase in number
b. Multicellular, increase in mass and increase in number
c. Unicellular, Reproduction and growth
d. Multicellular, Reproduction and growth

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