WBUT 2012 B.Sc (H) BIODIVERSITY AND TAXONOMY Question Paper

CS/B.Sc.(H)/BT/GENET/MOLBIO/MICROBIO/SEM-4/BDT-403/2012

2012

BIODIVERSITY AND TAXONOMY

Time Allotted : 3 Hours                                  Full Marks : 70

The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words as

far as practicable.

GROUP – A

( Multiple Choice Type Questions )

1. Choose the correct alternatives for any ten of the following :

10 × 1 = 10

i) Biodiversity is determined by

a) number of individuals in an area

b) species richness

c) species evenness

d) both (b) and (c).

ii) The most successful story of Endangered Species Act in

USA was

a) Bald Eagle b) Taxus Bravifolia

c) Bird of Paradise d) Black Coral.

iii) The act which was taken to protect environment in

1986 is known as

a) Forest Act

b) Environment Protection Act

c) Species Board Act

d) None of these.

iv) One of the notable hotspots of India is the

a) Thar desert b) Sunderbans

c) Eastern Ghats d) Eastern Himalyas.

v) Which gene has been chosen as DNA barcode in higher

plant ?

a) Cytochrome b) Globin

c) matK and rbcl d) insulin.