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CSIR NET Question Paper Model (June 2016) Examination Part 4 with Answers & Explanations


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Synthetic Herbicide Mechanism of Action

CSIR JRF NET Life Science Exam June 2016: Model (sample) Question Paper Set 4

(1). In pET expression vectors, high level of expression of cloned gene is achieved using

a.       T7 promoter
b.      SP6 promoter
c.       Λ-PL promoter
d.      Trp promoter

(2). Archaea is considered as a separate group from bacteria and eukaryotes, based on

a.       Genome sequence
b.      16S rRNA gene sequence
c.       23S rRNA gene sequence
d.      EFTu sequence

(3). A hybrid between species following by polyploidy or chromosome doubling is known as

a.       Auto-polyploidy
b.      Aneuploidy
c.       Haploid
d.      Allopolyploid

(4). The herbicide that kills plants by blocking the photosynthetic electron flow of photosystem-I is

a.       Diuron
b.      Paraquat
c.       Glyphosate
d.      Atrazine

(5). In submerged plants the root tip stimulates the activity of

a.       ACC synthase
b.      ACC oxidase
c.       ACC synthase and ACC oxidase
d.      ACC kinase

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Biotechnology Eligibility Test Preparation

DBT JRF Previous Year Question Paper 2015 Solved with Answer Key (Download PDF)


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Original (original) Previous Year (old) Solved Question Paper of DBT BET JRF 2015 Examination (Department of Biotechnology- Biotechnology Eligibility Test – Junior Research Fellowship) with Answer Key and Explanations as PDF. DBT BET JRF aspirants can download the question paper as single PDF file for your exam preparation. Please feel free to inform us for any mistakes in the answer key provided.

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Similarities and Difference between Bryophyte and Algae (A Comparison Table)


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Algae Vs Bryophytes

Bryophytes are the most primitive land plants. They are immediate between aquatic and terrestrial life. Even though bryophytes are well adapted for the land life they require the presence of water for the completion of their life cycle. Most of the evolutionary biologists believe that bryophytes were originated from Algae. This belief is strongly supported by the similarities of many characters in algae and bryophytes. This post describes the similarities and major difference between algae and bryophytes.

Similarities between Algae and Bryophytes

(1).      In both groups the plant body is thalloid and undifferentiated.

(2).      Plant body is not differentiated into root, stem and leaves in both groups

(3).      Gametophytic generation is the prominent phase in life cycle in both groups

(4).      True roots are absent in both groups of algae and bryophytes

(5).      Both groups are autotrophic in nutrition

(6).      In both algae and bryophytes major photosynthetic pigments are chlorophyll a, b and carotenes

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GATE XL Paper 2015 Chemistry: Original Solved Question Paper with Answer Key (Download PDF)


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Official / Original Previous Year (Old) Solved Question Paper of GATE Life Sciences (XL) 2015 Chemistry Compulsory Paper with Answer Key and Explanations as PDF. GATE XL aspirants can download the question paper as single PDF file for your exam preparation. Please feel free to inform us for any mistakes in the answer key provided.

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Characteristics of Bryophytes (Life Cycle and Reproduction of Phylum Bryophyta)


Characters of Bryophytes

Mosses and Liverworts General Characteristics (Key points with PPT)

Ø  Bryophytes are the most simplest and most primitive land plants

Ø  Name bryophyte is derived from two words; ‘Bryon’ = moss; ‘phyton’ = plant

Ø  At present the phylum Bryophyta includes  ~ 960 genera and ~ 24000 species

Habit and Habitat of Bryophytes

Ø  They are cosmopolitan in distribution

Ø  Bryophytes are quite uncommon in marine environments

Ø  Bryophytes are terrestrial plants but require water at every stages in their life cycle

Ø  They grow usually in moist and shady places

Ø  They fail to complete its life cycle in the absence of water

Ø  Few bryophytes are truly aquatic and underwater forms(example Riccia fluitans)

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