Assistant to the Pharmacognosy Officer-2019(002/2018)



Question Paper Code: 69/2018/OL

Category Code: 002/2018

Assistant to the Pharmacognosy Officer

Medium of Question: English

Date of Test 30-01-2019

Department Ayurveda Medical Education

Question 1 : The famous hill-station ‘Kodaikanal’ lies in

1. Nilgiri hills

2. Palani hills

3. Javadi hills

4. Cardamom hills


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2. Palani hills

Question 2 : The year which Indian Postal department published stamp of Chattambi Swamikal

1. 30 April 2014

2. 30 May 2014

3. 30 March 2014

4. 30 June 2014


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1. 30 April 2014

Question 3 : Advaitha Ashramam at Aluva was established in the year

1. 1911

2. 1912

3. 1914

4. 1913


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4. 1913

Question 4 : Who is the first Indian cricketer to hit 300 sixes in T20 matches across all tournaments?

1. Rohit Sharma

2. Virat Kholi

3. MS Dhoni

4. Suresh Raina


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1. Rohit Sharma

Question 5 : The 14 major Indian banks were nationalised during which five-year plan?

1. first

2. fourth

3. second

4. third


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2. fourth

Question 6 : Asia’s largest arch dam ‘Idukki’ is located in which district of Kerala?

1. Kollam

2. Kottayam

3. Idukki

4. Muvattupuzha


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3. Idukki

Question 7 : Which river is also known as Thalayar?

1. Pambar

2. Kallar

3. Varattar

4. Vakayar


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1. Pambar

Question 8 : Who was appointed as the Sub Collector of Thalassery to suppress the revolt of Pazhassi Raja?

1. Munro

2. Robert Clive

3. Curzon

4. T.H Baber


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4. T.H Baber

Question 9 : Which district of Kerala shares its border both with Karnataka and Tamilnadu?

1. Wayanad

2. Kasargod

3. Palghat

4. Kannur


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1. Wayanad

Question 10 : Who fought against the social evils ‘Ettu and Mattu’?

1. Vagbhatananda

2. Swami Sivayogi

3. Poikayil Yohanan

4. Pandit Karuppan


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1. Vagbhatananda


Question 11 : World Water day is observed in

1. 26th March

2. 22nd March

3. 25th March

4. 21st March


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2. 22nd March

Question 12 : Which was the birth place of Sahodaran Ayyappan?

1. Varkala (Trivandrum)

2. Aluva (Ernakulam)

3. Cherai (Ernakulam)

4. Kovalam (Trivandrum)


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3. Cherai (Ernakulam)

Question 13 : The Nipah virus outbreak is detected in which state of India?

1. Karnataka

2. Kerala

3. Goa

4. Delhi


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2. Kerala

Question 14 : The National Digital Library of India is developed by which IIT

1. Ghuwati

2. Delhi

3. Kharagpur

4. Mumbai


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3. Kharagpur

Question 15 : Which among the following revolutionaries was not hanged on the charge of Kakori case?

1. Ashfaquallah

2. Ramprasad Bismil

3. Bhagat Singh

4. Manmatu Gupta


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3. Bhagat Singh

Question 16 : Who is the ex-officio Chairman of Planning Commission?

1. The President

2. The Speaker of Lok Sabha

3. The Speaker of Raj Sabha

4. The Prime Minister


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4. The Prime Minister

Question 17 : Where was the Azad Hind Fauj constituted?

1. India

2. Japan

3. Singapore

4. Britain


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3. Singapore

Question 18 : Who raised the slogan ‘If we work, we should be got paid’?

1. Kumara Guru

2. Ayyankali

3. Chattampi Swamikal

4. Vaikunda Swamikal


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4. Vaikunda Swamikal

Question 19 : Who wins the best actress award in the 65th national films award 2018?

1. Parvathy

2. Kalpana

3. Surabhi

4. Sridevi


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4. Sridevi

Question 20 : During which period ‘Mahatma’ Titled given before the name of Gandhi?

1. During Swadeshi Movement

2. During Champaran Satyagraha

3. During Implementation of Rowlatt Act in India

4. During Surat Session of 1907


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2. During Champaran Satyagraha


Question 21 : What is the morphology of the mace of Myristica fragrans?

1. Ruminate Endosperm

2. Aril

3. Pericarp

4. Leaves


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2. Aril

Question 22 : Name the type of fruit seen in Aegle marmelos.

1. Carcerule

2. Amphisarca

3. Balausta

4. Samara


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2. Amphisarca

Question 23 : The current version of ICN code accepted by International Botanical Congress in 2017

1. Shenzhen Code

2. Melbourne Code

3. Sydney Code

4. Berlin Code


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1. Shenzhen Code

Question 24 : Guttation in plants occur through

1. Laticifers

2. Salt glands

3. Hydathodes

4. Stomata


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3. Hydathodes

Question 25 : The drug Morphine is obtained from

1. Cinchona

2. Argemone

3. Nicotiana

4. Papaver


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4. Papaver

Question 26 : According to APG system of classification, which among the following is the most primitive order

1. Chloranthales

2. Alismatales

3. Geraniales

4. Rosales


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1. Chloranthales

Question 27 : Cremocarp fruit is characteristic to

1. Aizoaceae

2. Capparidaceae

3. Apiaceae

4. Rubiaceae


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3. Apiaceae

Question 28 : Tetradynamous stamen can be seen in

1. Brassica

2. Scoparia

3. Torrenia

4. Tridax


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1. Brassica

Question 29 : Setaria italica is an example of

1. Spice

2. Cereal

3. Condiment

4. Millet


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4. Millet

Question 30 : An example of Sorosis

1. Pineapple

2. Custard apple

3. Fig

4. Strawberry


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1. Pineapple


Question 31 : Morphology of the useful part of sugarbeet when used as sugar yielding plant

1. Stem

2. Leaf

3. Root

4. Ripe Fruit


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3. Root

Question 32 : Cyathium inflorescence is seen in

1. Euphorbia

2. Cyathula

3. Hevea

4. Phyllanthus


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1. Euphorbia

Question 33 : According to Bentham and Hooker, the series with gamopetalous corolla and inferior ovary is

1. Calciflorae

2. Inferae

3. Thalamiflorae

4. Heteromerae


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2. Inferae

Question 34 : The parenchymatous region between leaf trace and main vascular cylinder is known as

1. Leaf Gap

2. Leaf Stele

3. Stem Pith

4. Leaf Pith


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1. Leaf Gap

Question 35 : Calcium carbonate cell inclusion found in plants

1. Cystolith

2. Idioblast

3. Raphides

4. Inulin


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1. Cystolith

Question 36 : The active ingredient of Jeevani Drug developed by JNTBGRI is

1. Trichosanthes

2. Trichopus

3. Boerhavia

4. Borassus


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2. Trichopus

Question 37 : The branch of science dealing with medicinal drugs obtained from plants

1. Pharmacology

2. Pharmacognosy

3. Phyto pathology

4. Pathology


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2. Pharmacognosy

Question 38 : Reserpine is obtained from

1. Rauvolfia serpentina

2. Ixora coccinea

3. Acorus calamus

4. Vinca rosea


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1. Rauvolfia serpentina

Question 39 : Anomalous secondary growth with wedges of secondary phloem is seen in

1. Aristolochia

2. Bougainvillea

3. Bignonia

4. Piper


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3. Bignonia

Question 40 : Botanical name of Oats

1. Triticum durum

2. Hordeum vulgare

3. Triticum aestivum

4. Avena sativa


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4. Avena sativa


Question 41 : Vitamin B is produced during fermentation by

1. Acetobacter aceti

2. Clostridium acetobutylicum

3. Streptomyces fradiae

4. Corynebacterium glutamicum


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2. Clostridium acetobutylicum

Question 42 : Viroids are

1. Infectious nucleic acids

2. Infectious proteins

3. Infectious nucleoproteins

4. Infectious lipoproteins


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1. Infectious nucleic acids

Question 43 : The Rickettsias possess

1. No cell wall

2. Mucopeptide cell wall

3. Hemicellulose cell wall

4. Polypeptide cell wall


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2. Mucopeptide cell wall

Question 44 : The alga showing dimorphic branching

1. Cladophora

2. Scytonema

3. Stigonema

4. Batrachospermum


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4. Batrachospermum

Question 45 : Thin walled non motile spores which resembles the parent algal cell

1. Aplanospore

2. Hypnospore

3. Autospore

4. Endospore


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3. Autospore

Question 46 : Carageenin, is obtained from

1. Laminaria

2. Sargassum

3. Gracilaria

4. Chondrus


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4. Chondrus

Question 47 : Lecanora is an example of

1. Crustose lichen

2. Fruticose lichen

3. Foliose lichen

4. None of the above


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1. Crustose lichen

Question 48 : Which lichen has been eaten by travellers in artic region in danger of starvation?

1. Peltigera

2. Lecidia

3. Umbillicaria

4. Cladonia


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3. Umbillicaria

Question 49 : Early blight of Potato is caused by

1. Alternaria solani

2. Phytopthora infestans

3. Xanthomonas oryzae

4. Fusarium solani


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1. Alternaria solani

Question 50 : Which mechanism is characterised by the rapid death of cells in the local region surrounding an infection?

1. Parallelism

2. Hypersensitivity

3. Hypertrophy

4. Hyperplasia


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2. Hypersensitivity


Question 51 : Phytoalexins are secreted by plants in response to fungal reaction. These compounds are generally

1. Phenolic compounds

2. Glycoproteins

3. Lipids

4. Proteins


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1. Phenolic compounds

Question 52 : Exclusion of plant disease by legislation is known as

1. Disease resistance

2. Plant quarantine

3. Biological control of plant

4. Cultural control


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2. Plant quarantine

Question 53 : The author of the book entitled “The first land plant” is

1. S.R. Kashyap

2. P.N. Mehra

3. F.O. Bower

4. R.N. Chopra


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3. F.O. Bower

Question 54 : Which among the following is a fossil bryophyte?

1. Tortula

2. Haplomitrium

3. Sphaerocarpos

4. Hepaticites


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4. Hepaticites

Question 55 : Antiseptic properties are shown by the moss

1. Funaria

2. Pogonatum

3. Polytrichum

4. Sphagnum


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4. Sphagnum

Question 56 : The fern Acrostichum is a

1. Halophyte

2. Helophyte

3. Epiphyte

4. Psychrophyte


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1. Halophyte

Question 57 : A corm like rhizomorph occurs in

1. Lycopodium

2. Psilotum

3. Isoetes

4. Rhynia


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3. Isoetes

Question 58 : The stele comprises

1. Xylem, phloem and pith

2. Xylem and phloem only

3. Xylem, phloem, endodermis and pericycle

4. All of the above


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4. All of the above

Question 59 : The nodes in Gnetum and Gingo are

1. Tri and Unilacunar

2. Trilacunar

3. Bilacunar

4. Unilacunar


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4. Unilacunar

Question 60 : The resin “amber” is obtained from

1. Callitris

2. Pinites

3. Araucaria

4. Podocarpus


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2. Pinites


Question 61 : The only enzyme in TCA cycle which is attached to the inner mitochondrial membrane?

1. Malate dehydrogenase

2. NADPH dehydrogenase

3. Pyruvate dehydrogenase

4. Succinate dehydrogenase


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4. Succinate dehydrogenase

Question 62 : CDK associated with Cyclin B is _________.

1. CDK 1

2. CDK 2

3. CDK 4

4. CDK 6


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1. CDK 1

Question 63 : Klenow fragment lack

1. 3′ `->` 5′ exonuclease activity

2. 5′ `->` 3′ exonuclease activity

3. Polymerisation activity

4. Proof reading activity


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2. 5′ `->` 3′ exonuclease activity

Question 64 : Which of the following is considered as an analogue of Allolactose?

1. Lactulose

2. IPTG

3. Chitobiose

4. Trehalose


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2. IPTG

Question 65 : Mendel did not observed linkage due to

1. Mutation

2. Independent assortment

3. Crossing over

4. Synapsis


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2. Independent assortment

Question 66 : Which one of the following is a part of synaptonemal complex?

1. SYCP1

2. SCYP2

3. SCYP3

4. SYCP4


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1. SYCP1

Question 67 : Process of chromosomal movement towards the midway between poles in a prometaphase cells is

1. Disjunction

2. Congression

3. Cytokinesis

4. Spindle assembly


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2. Congression

Question 68 : Structure in the synaptonemal complex, along which the lateral elements of homologous chromosomes align is called

1. Central element

2. Recombination nodule

3. Synapse

4. Chiasmata


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1. Central element

Question 69 : The DNA base composition in most organisms will not be

1. A + G = T + C

2. A + C = A + G

3. A + T = G + C

4. None of the above


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3. A + T = G + C

Question 70 : Minisatellite DNAs are

1. Highly repeated

2. Moderately repeated

3. Non repeated

4. None of the above


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1. Highly repeated


Question 71 : Which of the following variety of cotton developed through pureline selection?

1. Gadag 1

2. 100F

3. K12

4. Janpuri


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1. Gadag 1

Question 72 : Colour of tag used for certified seed in India

1. Red

2. White

3. Azure Blue

4. Golden brown


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3. Azure Blue

Question 73 : Which one is not a feature of vertical resistance?

1. Polygenic

2. Qualitative Phenotypic Expression

3. Oligogenic

4. Race specific


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1. Polygenic

Question 74 : Female receptivity of a flower in Hybridization measured by

1. Pollen grain germination on the stigma

2. Production of stigma chemicals to attract pollen grains

3. Rate of fertilization

4. Length of pollentube


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1. Pollen grain germination on the stigma

Question 75 : Choose the correct statement regarding Emasculation

1. Removal of stigma from a flower without male reproductive organs

2. Removal of stamens from a flower without female reproduction organ

3. Bagging of a bisexual flower without female reproductive organ

4. Removal of non-essential whorls of a flower for hybridization


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2. Removal of stamens from a flower without female reproduction organ

Question 76 : Which of the following inherited metabolic disease causes accumulation of homogenetisic acid in the blood and tissues?

1. Phenylketonuria

2. Porphyria

3. Alkaptonuria

4. Hunter syndrome


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3. Alkaptonuria

Question 77 : The procedure for chromosome mapping was first invented by ________.

1. Alfred H. Sturtevant

2. T.H. Morgan

3. Barbara McClintock

4. Hermann Muller


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1. Alfred H. Sturtevant

Question 78 : DNA polymerase I was first discovered by ____________.

1. Kary Mullis

2. Stanley Cohen

3. Jacob and Mannod

4. Arthur Kornberg


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4. Arthur Kornberg

Question 79 : Complementary gene interaction can be seen in the case of __________.

1. Flower color of Lathyrus odoratus

2. Coat color in rabbit

3. Fruit shape in summer squashes

4. Blood group in man


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1. Flower color of Lathyrus odoratus

Question 80 : A family of proteins involved in targeted RNA cleavage in RISC

1. GAP dehydrogenase

2. Argonaute

3. Actin

4. RNA polymera


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2. Argonaute


Question 81 : Which of the following ecosystem has highest productivity?

1. Grassland

2. Estuary

3. Desert

4. Tundra


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2. Estuary

Question 82 : Catmab is a kind of

1. isozyme

2. coenzyme

3. apoenzyme

4. abzyme


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4. abzyme

Question 83 : Identify the incorrect statement about nitrogenase enzyme

1. It is an Mo-Fe protein

2. Catalyses the conversion `”N_2″` of to `”NH_3″`

3. Insensitive to `”O_2″`

4. nif gene help in its formation


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3. Insensitive to `”O_2″`

Question 84 : Separation and blotting of proteins is done in

1. Western blot

2. Southern blot

3. Northern blot

4. None of the above


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1. Western blot

Question 85 : Which of the following is not a software used in bioinformatics?

1. EMBOSS

2. AMPHORA

3. PROSITE

4. Orange


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3. PROSITE

Question 86 : HGPRT is associated with which of the following?

1. Purine

2. Pyridine

3. Pyramidine

4. Pyridoxine


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1. Purine

Question 87 : Cycling of which element does not include a gas phase?

1. Carbon

2. Nitrogen

3. Sulphur

4. Phosphorus


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4. Phosphorus

Question 88 : The technique of micro propagation to produce virus free plants

1. Meristem culture

2. Protoplast culture

3. Anther culture

4. Embryo culture


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1. Meristem culture

Question 89 : α helix represents ____________ structure of proteins

1. Primary

2. Secondary

3. Tertiary

4. Quaternary


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2. Secondary

Question 90 : Clustal Omega programme is used in

1. local alignment

2. multiple sequence alignment

3. global alignment

4. none of the above


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2. multiple sequence alignment


Question 91 : Ion responsible for opening and closing of stomata

1. `”Na^+”`

2. `”Zn^{2+}”`

3. `”Mg^{2+}”`

4. `”K^+”`


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4. `”K^+”`

Question 92 : First eukaryotic genome sequenced was that of

1. Haemophilus influezae

2. Saccharomyces cerevisiae

3. Caenorhabditis elegans

4. Neurospora crassa


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2. Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Question 93 : Attine ant and fungus is an example of which of the following interactions?

1. Mutualism

2. Neutralism

3. Amensalism

4. Parasitism


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1. Mutualism

Question 94 : During Photorespiration Glycine is converted to Serine in

1. peroxisome

2. chloroplast

3. mitochondria

4. glyoxisome


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3. mitochondria

Question 95 : Which is a data retrieval system of NCBI?

1. SRS

2. DBGET

3. SAKURA

4. Entrez


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4. Entrez

Question 96 : What according to `”C_4″` plants is true?

1. RuBP carboxylase is absent

2. RuBP carboxylase is present in mesophyll only

3. RuBP carboxylase is present in bundle sheath only

4. RuBP carboxylase is present in both mesophyll and bundle sheath


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3. RuBP carboxylase is present in bundle sheath only

Question 97 : Which among the following is not true about Cosmid vector?

1. Does not contain genes for antibiotic resistance

2. Used to build genomic libraries

3. Contains DNA sequence from λ phage

4. It is a hybrid cloning vector


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1. Does not contain genes for antibiotic resistance

Question 98 : Identify the secondary metabolic compound from the following

1. amino acid

2. pigment

3. protein

4. cellulose


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2. pigment

Question 99 : Find the correct statement with respect to the production of Golden Rice

1. to increase shelf life

2. to fight against malnutrition

3. to provide herbicide resistance

4. to make the plant insect resistant


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2. to fight against malnutrition

Question 100 : What happens to the P/R ratio in a climax ecosystem?

1. greater than 1

2. less than 1

3. approaches 1

4. less than or greater than 1


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3. approaches 1



Question Paper Code: 69/2018/OL

Category Code: 002/2018

Assistant to the Pharmacognosy Officer

Medium of Question: English

Date of Test 30-01-2019

Department Ayurveda Medical Education

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