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SubjectBiology
Year2018 - 2019 (March)
Biology [57/1/1]
Marks: 70Academic Year: 2018-2019
Date: March 2019
Duration: 2h

(i) There is a total of 27 questions and four sections in the question paper. All questions are compulsory.  

(ii) Section A contains question numbers 1 to 5, very short answer type questions of one mark each.  

(iii) Section B contains question number 6 to 12, short answer type-I questions of two marks each.  

(iv) Section C contains question number 13 to 24, short answer type-II questions of three marks each.  

(v) Section D contains question number 25 to 27, long answer type questions of five marks each.

(vi) There is no overall choice in the question paper, however, an internal choice is provided in two questions of one mark, two questions of two marks, four questions of three marks and all the three questions of five marks. In these questions, an examinee is to attempt any one of the two given alternatives.  

(vii) Wherever necessary, the diagram drawn should be neat and properly labeled. 


SECTION – A
[1]1

British geneticist R.C. Punnett developed a graphical representation of a genetic cross called “Punnett Square”. Mention the possible result this representation predicts of the genetic cross carried. 

Concept: Inheritance of Two Genes - Linkage and Crossing Over
Chapter: [2.01] Principles of Inheritance and Variation
[1]2

State the two principal outcomes of the experiments conducted by Louis Pasteur on the origin of life. 

Concept: Origin of Life
Chapter: [2.03] Evolution
[1]3
[1]3.a

Name the layer of the atmosphere that is associated with ‘good ozone’

Concept: Ozone - Ozone Depletion in the Stratosphere
Chapter: [5.04] Environmental Issues
OR
[1]3.b

Mention the term used to describe a population interaction between an orchid growing on a forest tree.

Concept: Population - Population Interactions
Chapter: [5.01] Organisms and Populations
[1]4
[1]4.a

What are ‘flocs’, formed during secondary treatment of sewage?

Concept: Microbes in Sewage Treatment
Chapter: [3.03] Microbes in Human Welfare
OR
[1]4.b

Write any two places where methanogens can be found.

Concept: Microbes in Production of Biogas
Chapter: [3.03] Microbes in Human Welfare
[1]5

At what stage does the meiosis occur in an organism exhibiting a haploidic life cycle and mention the fate of the products thus produced? 

Concept: Introduction of Sexual Reproduction
Chapter: [1.01] Reproduction in Organisms
Section B
[2]6

You are conducting artificial hybridization on papaya and potato. Which one of them would require the step of emasculation and why? However, for both, you will use the process of bagging. Justify giving one reason.

Concept: Artificial Hybridization
Chapter: [1.02] Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
[2]7

How would the gene flow or genetic drift affect the population in which either of them happens to take place?

Concept: Gene Flow and Genetic Drift
Chapter: [2.03] Evolution
[2]8
[2]8.a

Differentiate between the roles of B-lymphocytes and T-lymphocytes in generating immune responses.

Concept: Concept of Immunity
Chapter: [3.01] Human Health and Diseases
OR
[2]8.b

The principle of vaccination is based on the property of the "memory" of the immune system. Taking one suitable example, justify the statement.

Concept: Concept of Immunity
Chapter: [3.01] Human Health and Diseases
[2]9

Explain the relevance of "Totipotency" and "Somaclones" in raising healthy banana plants from virus-infected banana plants.  

Concept: Tissue Culture
Chapter: [3.02] Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
[2]10

How is a continuous culture system maintained in bioreactors and why? 

Concept: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production (Questions)
Chapter: [3.02] Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
[2]11

List any four ways by which GMOs have been useful for enhanced crop output.

Concept: Biotechnological Applications in Agriculture
Chapter: [4.02] Biotechnology and Its Application
[2]12
[2]12.a

Mention four significant services that a healthy forest ecosystem provides.

Concept: Ecosystem – Structure and Function
Chapter: [5.02] Ecosystem
OR
[2]12.b
[1]12.b.1

Substantiate with the help of one example that in an ecosystem mutualists 

tend to co-evolve and 

Concept: Ecosystem – Structure and Function
Chapter: [5.02] Ecosystem
[1]12.b.2

Substantiate with the help of one example that in an ecosystem mutualists 

are also one of the major causes of biodiversity loss. 

Concept: Biodiversity - Loss of Biodiversity
Chapter: [5.03] Biodiversity and Its Conservation
Section C
[3]13

Pollen banks are playing a very important role in promoting plant breeding programs the world over. How are pollens preserved in the pollen banks? Explain. How are such banks benefitting our farmers? Write any two ways.

Concept: Plant Breeding
Chapter: [3.02] Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
[3]14
[3]14.a

Draw a labeled diagram to show the interrelationship of four accessory ducts in a human male reproductive system. 

Concept: The Male Reproductive System
Chapter: [1.03] Human Reproduction
OR
[3]14.b

Draw a sectional view of the human ovary showing the different stages of developing follicles, corpus luteum, and ovulation.

Concept: Microscopic Anatomy of Ovary
Chapter: [1.03] Human Reproduction
[3]15
[3]15.a

Compare in any three ways the chromosomal theory of inheritance as proposed by Sutton and Bovery with that of experimental results on pea plant presented by Mendel. 

Concept: Principles of Inheritance and Variation Question
Chapter: [2.01] Principles of Inheritance and Variation
[3]15.b
OR
[1.5]15.b.1

Explain linkage and recombination as put forth by T.H. Morgan based on his observations with the Drosophila melanogaster crossing experiment.

Concept: Inheritance of Two Genes - Linkage and Crossing Over
Chapter: [2.01] Principles of Inheritance and Variation
[1.5]15.b.2

Write the basis on which Alfred Sturtevant explained gene mapping. 

Concept: Inheritance of One Gene - Introdution of Inheritance of One Gene
Chapter: [2.01] Principles of Inheritance and Variation
[3]16
[3]16.a

Explain the mechanism of DNA replication with the help of a replication fork. What role does the enzyme ONA-ligase play in a DNA replication fork?

Concept: Tools of Recombinant Dna Technology - Cloning Vectors
Chapter: [4.01] Biotechnology - Principles and Processes
OR
[3]16.b

Construct and label a transcription unit from which the RNA segment given below has been transcribed. Write the complete name of the enzyme that transcribed this RNA. 

Concept: Transcription - Types of RNA and the Process of Transcription
Chapter: [2.02] Molecular Basis of Inheritance
[3]17
[1.5]17.a

Write two differences between Homo erectus and Homo habilis.

Concept: Introduction of Evolution and Origin of Universe and Earth
Chapter: [2.03] Evolution
[1.5]17.b

Rearrange the following from early to late geologic periods:

Carboniferous, Silurian, Jurassic.

Concept: Introduction of Evolution and Origin of Universe and Earth
Chapter: [2.03] Evolution
[3]18

Name the group of bacteria involved in setting milk into curd. Explain the process they carry in doing so. Write another beneficial role of such bacteria.

Concept: Microbes in Household Products
Chapter: [3.03] Microbes in Human Welfare
[3]19

Beekeeping practice is a good income generating industry. Write the different points to be kept in mind for successful beekeeping. Write the scientific name of the most common Indian species used for the purpose.

Concept: Principles of Inheritance and Variation Question
Chapter: [2.01] Principles of Inheritance and Variation
[3]20
[1.5]20.a

Match the microbes listed under Column-A with the products mentioned under Column-B. 

  Column -A     Column -B 
(H)  Peniciffium notatum  (i)   Statin 
(I)  Trichoderma polysporum    (ii) ethanol
(J)  Monascus purpures (iii)   antibiotic
(K) Saccharomyces cerevisia  (iv) Cyclosporin-A
Concept: Introduction of Microbes in Human Welfare
Chapter: [3.03] Microbes in Human Welfare
[1.5]20.b

Why does 'Swiss Cheese' develop large holes?

Concept: Microbes in Household Products
Chapter: [3.03] Microbes in Human Welfare
[3]21
[3]21.a

Describe the formation of recombinant DNA by the action of EcoRI. 

Concept: Processes of Recombinant Dna Technology
Chapter: [4.01] Biotechnology - Principles and Processes
OR
[3]21.b

Describe the process of amplification of the "gene of interest" using the PCR technique.

Concept: Processes of Recombinant Dna Technology
Chapter: [4.01] Biotechnology - Principles and Processes
[3]22

Two children, A and B aged 4 and 5 years respectively visited a hospital with a similar genetic disorder. The girl A was provided enzyme-replacement therapy and was advised to revisit periodically for further treatment. The girl, B was, however, given a therapy that did not require revisit for further treatment.

(a) Name the ailments the two girls were suffering from?  
(b) Why did the treatment provided to girl A required repeated visits?
(c) How was the girl B cured permanently?

Concept: Concept of Mutation
Chapter: [2.01] Principles of Inheritance and Variation
[3]23

List six advantages of the "ex-situ' approach to conservation of biodiversity.

Concept: Biodiversity Conservation
Chapter: [5.03] Biodiversity and Its Conservation
[3]24

While on a visit to a pond in the city-neighborhood, the visitors were delighted to find a large expanse of water covered with colorful algal mass.  

(a) As a student of biology, do you agree with their delight? Give reasons in support of your answer.  

(b) Explain the cause of such algal growth. 

Concept: Water Pollution and Its Control - Domestic Sewage and Industrial Effluents
Chapter: [5.04] Environmental Issues
Section D
[5]25
[5]25.a
[1]25.a.1

Explain one application of the following:
Amniocentesis

Concept: Reproductive Health - Problems and Strategies
Chapter: [1.04] Reproductive Health [1.04] Reproductive Health
[1]25.a.2

Explain one application of the following: 
Lactational amenorrhea  

Concept: Population Explosion and Birth Control
Chapter: [1.04] Reproductive Health
[1]25.a.3

Explain one application of the following:
ZIFT

Concept: Infertility
Chapter: [1.04] Reproductive Health
[2]25.b

Prepare a poster for the school program depicting the
objectives of:
"Reproductive and Child Health Care Programme". 

Concept: Introduction of Reproductive Health
Chapter: [1.04] Reproductive Health
[5]25.c
OR
[2]25.c.1

Explain any two ways by which apomictic seed can develop

Concept: Post-fertilisation : Structures and Events - Seed
Chapter: [1.02] Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
[2]25.c.2

List one advantage and one disadvantage of an apomictic crop. 

Concept: Biotechnological Applications in Agriculture
Chapter: [4.02] Biotechnology and Its Application
[1]25.c.3

Why do farmers find the production of hybrid seeds costly? 

Concept: Post-fertilisation : Structures and Events - Seed
Chapter: [1.02] Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
[5]26
[5]26.a

Differentiate between incomplete dominance and co-dominance. Substantiate your answer with one example of each.

Concept: Inheritance of One Gene - Law of Segregation - Co-dominance
Chapter: [2.01] Principles of Inheritance and Variation
[5]26.b
OR
[2.5]26.b.1

Write the contributions of the following scientists in deciphering the genetic code. George Gamow; Hargobind Khorana; Marshall Nirenberg; Severo Ochoa

Concept: Genetic Code - Introduction of Genetic Code
Chapter: [2.02] Molecular Basis of Inheritance
[2.5]26.b.2

State the importance of a Genetic code in protein biosynthesis. 

Concept: Genetic Code - Introduction of Genetic Code
Chapter: [2.02] Molecular Basis of Inheritance
[5]27
[2.5]27.a

What is "population" according to you as a biology student? 

Concept: Population - Population Attributes
Chapter: [5.01] Organisms and Populations
[2.5]27.b

"The size of a population for any species is not a static parameter." Justify the statement with specific reference to fluctuations in the population density of a region in a given period of time.

Concept: Population - Population Attributes
Chapter: [5.01] Organisms and Populations
OR
[5]27.c
OR
[1]27.c.1

What is hydrarch succession? 

Concept: Ecological Succession
Chapter: [5.02] Ecosystem
[2]27.c.2

Compare the pioneer species and climax communities of hydrarch and xerarch succession respectively. 

Concept: Ecosystem (Questions)
Chapter: [5.02] Ecosystem
[2]27.c.3

List the factors upon which the type of invading pioneer species depends on secondary hydrarch succession. Why is the rate of this succession faster than that of primary succession? 

Concept: Ecological Succession
Chapter: [5.02] Ecosystem

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