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Section-A 10x1=10

1. Define Zoospore. In which group of plants do you find Zoospores? 2. Define Senescence phase. 3. If the number of chromosomes in the root tip cells of an angiosperm is 24. What will be their number in its (i) Endosperm cells and (ii)Pollen grains 4. Why are pollen grains produced in enormous quantity in maize? 5. What is syngamy? 6. What is cortical reaction? 7. Which hormone is detected in the urine of pregnant females? 8. Define population explosion. 9. What is Lactational Amenorrhea? 10. Define monecious and Dioecious plants.



1. How is Parthenogenesis different from Parthenocarpy? 2. What is meant by pollen-pistil interaction? What is the significance of such a process? 3. What is difference between spermatogenesis and spermiation? 4. Give the functions of the following:a) Corpus Luteum b) Endometrium c) Acrosome d) Sperm tail 5. What is Amniocentesis? What is its role?



1. Describe the hormonal control of the reproductive system in human male. 2. Draw a diagram of a vertical section of an anatropous ovule of an angiosperm. Label the following parts: i) Hilum ii) Micropyle iii) Outer integument iv) Nucellus v) Embryo sac vi) Antipodals 3. a) Placenta act as an endocrine tissue. Justify. b) How is placenta connected to the embryo? 4. Draw labelled diagram, of a human sperm as seen under an electron microscope. 5.

Figure. a) Identify the figure. b) Name the initial cell from which this structure has developed. c) Draw the next mature stage and label the parts.

Inner integument 4. ii) In which of the above mentioned phases does the egg travel to the fallopian tube? iii) Why is there no mensturation upon fertilization? 3.Section-D 3x5=15 1. Primary endosperm 5. LH and progesterone simply by mentioning high or low around the 13th and 14th day and 21st to 23rd day. b) Differntiate between Geitonogamy and Xenogamy in plants.Nucellus . Zygote 6. Answer the question following the Diagram i) State the levels of FSH. Which one between the two will led to inbreeding depression and why? 2. b) In fruits what is formed from the following parts: 1 Ovary wall 2.Outer integument 3. a) Give reasons why? i) Most zygotes in angiosperms divide only after certain amount of endosperm is formed. a) Explain the process of double fertilization in angiosperms. ii) Groundnut seeds are exalbuminous and castor seeds are albuminous. The events of the menstrual cycle are represented below.