KERALA UNIVERSITY Ph.D. ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
NOVEMBER – 2009
FACULTY OF SCIENCES
AQUATIC BIOLOGY & FISHERIES
Time: 140 Minutes Maximum Marks: 160
Note: Answer any twelve questions from Section B and one question from Section C in the subject concerned. In Section B, each question carries 10 marks. Section C carries 40 marks. In Section B an answer should not exceed 100 words. In Section C, an answer should not exceed 500 words.
SECTION – B
(1). Crustacean capture fisheries of India.
(2). Explain the operation of bottom trawl net and purse seines.
(3). Artemia: an ideal live feed for aquaculture.
(4). Importance of mangrove ecosystems.
(5). Estuary: definition and types.
(6). Traditional shrimp farming in Kerala.
(7). Compare lotic and lentic ecosystems.
(8). Status of brackish water fin fish aquaculture in India.
(9). India is considered as a sleeping giant in ornamental fish trade, comment on.
(10). Seed production of Macrobrachium rosenbergii.
(11). Methods for management of aquatic resources.
(12). Molecular diagnostic techniques used for detection of fish and shell fish diseases.
(13). White spot syndrome virus (WSSV).
(14). Indian oil sardine fishery of Kerala coast.
(15). Selective breeding in aquaculture.
(16). Productivity of Indian reservoirs.
SECTION – C
(1). Explain primary productivity and the factors influencing it.
(2). India is a carp country, explain.
(3). Semi intensive shrimp farming in India.
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