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
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
a) Cytochrome b) Globin
c) matK and rbcl d) insulin.