Quiz on Economic Botany and Plant Genetic Resources

Economic botany is broadly defined as the study of the relationship between plants and humans. This interdisciplinary study encompasses the fields of anthropology and botany as it explores the countless ways humans employ plants for food, medicine, textiles, shelter and more. Ethanobotany is the study of how people of a particular culture and region make use of indigenous plants.

1. Jute is obtained from Corchorus sp. This is
xylem fiber
phloem fiber
surface fiber
all of the above
2. Cotton fibres originate from
epicarp
caruncle
mesocarp
testa
3. In maize, the food is stored in
endosperm
aleurone layer
cotyledons
scutellum
4. A drug for treatment of hypertension is obtained from
Atropa
Zingiber
Rauwolfia
Digitalis
5. Litmus which is used for the detection of acids or alkalies is obtained from
an algae
fungi
lichens
all of these
6. Most food crops of the world belong to
Cruciferae
Solanaceae
Gramineae
Leguminosae
7. One of the plant introduced from new world to the old world is
potato
wheat
rice
sugarcane
8. One of the following is an oil seed crop
Marigold
Sunflower
Roses
Chrysanthemum
9. Clove is a
seed
fruit
dried flower bud
vegetative bud
10. Pyrethrum is obtained from
Roots of date palm tree
mesocarp of coconut
flower of Chrysanthemum
leaf bases of areca nut palm
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