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Question number: 1

» Angiosperms » C3 and C4 Plants

Appeared in Year: 2015

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What is Kranz anatomy. (Paper 1, Section B)

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Definition:

  • Kranz anatomy is a special structure in the leaves of plants that have a C4 pathway of carbon dioxide fixation.
  • The leaves contain a ring of mesophyll cells, containing a few small chloroplasts concerned with the initial fixing of carbon dioxide, surrounding a sheath of parenchyma cells (the… (225 more words) …

Question number: 2

» Angiosperms » Polyembryony

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Write a brief and critical note on polyembryony and give its importance. (Paper 1, Section B)

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Definition:

  • Polyembryony is the process in which the fertilization of single egg leads to the formation of two or more embryos.
  • Polyembryony is common in mango and citrus.

Importance:

  • It is importance in the formation of identical twins.

  • Formation of embryos by cells of the embryo sac other than the… (222 more words) …

Question number: 3

» Angiosperms » Anatomy

Appeared in Year: 2015

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What are the salient features of the family Poaceae? (Paper 1, Section B)

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  • Small reduced flowers on tufted or caespitose plants with linear sheathing leaves.

  • Differing from the Cyperaceae with its round stems, hollow at the internodes and leaves 2-ranked or arranged in 2 rows.

  • Sheathing leaf bases are also often open or loosely connected to the culm and often showing a ligule… (127 more words) …

Question number: 4

» Angiosperms » Euphorbiaceae

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Explain Inflorescence of Euphorbiaceae (Paper 1, Section B)

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  • Euphorbiaceae flowers are unisexual (either male or female only) and they are often very small in size.
  • In Euphorbia, the flowers are reduced even more and then aggregated into an inflorescence or cluster of flowers known as a cyathium.

Cyathium:

  • Cyathium is an inflorescence consisting of a cup-shaped involucre enclosing… (143 more words) …

Question number: 5

» Angiosperms » Applications of Palynology

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Comment upon the applied aspects of palynology. (Paper 1, Section B)

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Definition:

  • Palynology is the study of micro organic material such as spores, pollen, dinoflagellates and microfossils.

Applied aspects:

  • The distribution of spore genera and species in coal is an important tool to investigate stratigraphical problems like correlation of coal seams and oil fields.

  • It also helps in determining the age… (277 more words) …

Question number: 6

» Angiosperms » Pollination an Fertilization

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Explain what is parthenocarpy. (Paper 1, Section B)

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Definition:

  • Parthenocarpy is the production of fruit without fertilization of an egg in the ovary.
  • In botany and in horticulture, parthenocarpy means virgin fruits mean it is naturally or artificially induced fruit production without the fertilization of ovules.

  • The fruit produced by parthenocarpy is seedless.

  • Stenospermocarpy may also produce apparently… (344 more words) …

Question number: 7

» Angiosperms » Systematics

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Give the salient features of Engler and Prantl’s system of classification and compare it with that of Bentham and Hooker’s system of classification.

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Salient features of Engler and Prantl’s system:

  • Monochlamydeous is completely put an end to and families are distributed in the large series called Archichlamydeae.

  • This Engler system dominates over all the natural system but not to the rejection of other.

  • They accept the theory of descends and threw light or… (438 more words) …

Question number: 8

» Angiosperms » Cucurbitaceae

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Write down the botanical names and the uses of the plants of economic importance belonging to the family Cucurbitaceae. (Paper 1, Section B)

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  • Mainly all Cucurbitaceae family plants are economically important as vegetables used in kitchen, some plants have medicinal value and hard dried shells are used to form flasks as vessels and utensils.
  • It also used as blowpipe of snake charmer, drum for tambura, soraja etc. in making musical instrument.

  • Some plants… (223 more words) …

Question number: 9

» Angiosperms » Anatomy

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Write the distinguishing features of Orchidaceae. (Paper 1, Section B)

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About Orchidaceae

  • Orchidaceae is largest family in flowering plants and they are terrestrial, epiphytic or saprophytic herbs.
  • Orchid flowers are in different color except black.

  • Mainly found in warm and moist places and also found in dry or seasonally cold environment like savannahs and semi deserts.

  • The characteristics of the… (159 more words) …

Question number: 10

» Angiosperms » Brassicaceae

Appeared in Year: 2014

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What are unique features of Brassicaceae? (Paper - 1, Section - B)

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Unique features of Brassicaceae:

  • Habit: Usually annual or perennial herbs.

  • Root: Taproot system.

  • Stem: Herbaceous, erect and branched.

  • Leaves: - Simple, alternate, radical, usually entire, deeply lobed and pinnatifid (pinnately divided).

  • Flowers: - Bisexual, heterochlamydeous, actinomorphic and without subtending bracts (ebracteate).

  • Calyx: - 4 sepals, polysepalous and imbricate… (107 more words) …

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