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– Reproduction is the most important feature of living organisms.

– It is a process of producing offspring, ie., the next generation, which is a means of self-perpetuation.

– In sexual reproduction, fusion of male and female gametes takes place.

– Flowers are reproductive organs of plants.

– A typical flower has four whorls – From the outer side

AIPMT Question Bank: Biology -  Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

– stamens are actually microsporophylls. It is a male reproductive part. It has three parts (1) Anther (2) connective and (3) Filament.

– Anther is bilobed structure having four microsporangia.

– It’s wall has four layers (i) Epidermis (ii) Endothecium (iii) middle layers and (iv) Tapetum.

– Microsporangium at the centre possesses sporogenous tissue.

– The sporogenous tissue by meiotic division produces large number of microspore tetrads.

– Each microspore matures to form pollen grain.

– Pollen wall is two layered. (i) Exine – outer hand layer (ii) Intine – Inner thin layer.

– Exine has prominent apertures called Germpores, at which place sporopollenin is absent.

– Intine develops as a pollen tube and comes out of germ pores.

– During further development of male gametophyte, the pollen nucleus divides to form (1) vegetative cell / nucleus and (2) Generative cell / nucleus. Vegetative nucleus disintegrater later on and the generative nucleus divides to produces two male gametes.

– A Gynoecium (pistil) is like megasporophyll.

– It is female reproductive part.

– It has three region (i) Stigma (ii) Style (iii) Ovary.

– Ovule (megasprangium) is developed from the placenta inside the ovarium cavity.

– The stalk of the ovule is called funicle. Ovule is covered by one or two integuments; leaving a small opening called micropyle.

– Only one megaspore mother cell located towards micropylar divides meiotically to form four haploid megaspore arranged linearly called linear tetrad.

– Of the four only one becomes functional. It forms female gametophyte (Embryo sac)

– The mature embryo sac is 7 celled; but 8 nucleated.

– Here 3 nuclei get organized into an egg-apparatus, which consist of 1 egg cell and two synergids, toward micropylar end.

– While towards challazal end, three nuclei get organized to form antipodal cells.

– From each end one nuclei each comes in the middle, untie to form one cell, called secondary nucleus, which has two nuclei.

– Pollination –

– The process of transfer of pollen grain from the anther to the stigma is called pollination.

– Pollination are of two types (1) self and (2) cross.

– Self-pollination can occur in bisexual as well as unisexual flowers while cross pollination is possible only in unisexual flowers naturally.

– Homogamy and cleistogamy are the adaptations for self-pollination while Dichogamy is for selfsterility.

– Hetrostyled is for cross pollination.

– Different pollinating agents are

(a) Abiotic – (i) wind and (ii) water.

(b) Biotic animals like , Insects, birds etc.

– pollen – pistil interaction involves all events from landing of pollen grains to the stigma until the pollen tube enters the embryo sac.

– Following compitable pollination, pollen grain germinates on the stigma and the pollen tube grows through the style, enters the ovules and finally discharges two male gametes through one of the synergids.

– Angiosperm exhibit double fertilization in which fusion occur in at two places in the embryo sac. Egg follows syngamy to form zygote and secondary nucleus forms endosperm nucleus by triple fusion.

– Zygote (2n) develops into the embryo and the primary endosperm nucleus forms the endosperm.

– These are called post – fertilization events.

– The division during the development of endosperm may occur in a different manner and result in the production of nuclear or celluar or helobial type of endosperm.

– The developing embryo passes through different stages like – pro – embryo, globular and heart shaped stage to form final structure.

– Mature dicot embryo has (i) Two cytoledons and (ii) an Embryonal axis with (a) Epicotyl and (b) Hypocotyl.

– Embryo of monocat possesses only one cotyledon.

– During this ovary develops into fruit and ovules develop as seeds.

1. Plant embryo develops from.

(a) seed (b) Fruit (c) Zygote (d) Flower

2. Embryo of flowering plant is always –

(a) Haploid (n) (b) Diploid (2n) (c) Triploid (3n) (d) Tetraploid (4n)

3. Plant embryo is a mass of –

(a) cells (b) Uncertain tissue

(c) Collection of plant tissues (d) Miniature plant

4. Stamen is a modification of

(a) Leaf (b) Microsporophyll (c) Megasporophyll (d) Shoot

5. Zygote is formed inside the

(a) Stigma (b) Style (c) Female gametophyte (d) Seed

6. A microspore is a

(a) Male gamate (b) First cell of male gametophyte

(c) Last cell of male gametophyte (d) Diploid cell

7. An anther consists of

(a) one microsporangium (b) four microsporangia

(c) Two microsporangia (d) many microsporangia

8. Cells of nucellus are always

(a) Haploid (b) Triploid (c) Diploid (d) Enucleated

9. The embryo sac is produced from

(a) Microscope (b) Zygote (c) Egg cell (d) Megaspore

10. An egg-apparatus contains

(a) An egg + two antipodals (b) An egg + Secondary nucleus

(c) An egg + Two synergids (d) Antipodal cell + synergid

11. In angiosperm the endosperm nucleus is

(a) Triploid (b) Diploid (c) Tetraploid (d) Haploid

12. Female gametophyte is also known as

(a) ovule (b) egg-apparatus (c) Nucellus (d) Embryo sac

13. Embryo sac contains

(a) 3 eggs (b) 2 eggs (c) 1 egg (d) 4 eggs

14. Carpel is formed of

(a) Two part (b) Three part (c) Four part (d) Seven part

15. The arrangement of flowers on the flora axis is known as

(a) Venation (b) Phyllotaxy (c) Anthology (d) Aestivation

16. The unit of female reproductive body in flower is

(a) Carpel (b) Megasporangium (c) Ovule (d) Ovary

17. After fertilization the ovule develops into

(a) Endosperm (b) seed (c) Embryo sac (d) Fruit

18. Fruit is a modification of

(a) Female gametophyte (b) ovary (c) carpel d) Nucellus

19. The seed coat develops from

(a) Embryo sac (b) Inner integument (c) Nucellus (d) Outer integument

20. Nucellus in seed is represented by

(a) Testa (b) Peri carp (c) Tagmen (d) Seed Coat

21. Pollen grain are produced in

(a) Nucellus (b) Stigma (c) Anther (d) Chalaza

22. Ovule is attached to the placenta by

(a) pedical (b) Hilum (c) Funicle (d) petiole

23. Pollen tube enters the embryo sac through

(a) Integument (b) Micropyle (c) chalaza (d) Funicle

24. Pollen tube, entering in embryo sac has

(a) 3 male gametes (b) 1 male gametes (c) 2 male gametes (d) 4 male gametes

25. In flowering plants, fertilization occur in

(a) Ovary (b) Embryo sac (c) Nucellus (d) Ovule

26. The formation of zygote without the act of syngamy is called

(a) Poly embryony(b) Parthenogenesis (c) Budding (d) Apospory

27. Which phase of life cycle is dominant in the individuals of angiosperms ?

(a) Gametophyte (b) Growth phase (c) Sporophyte (d) Development phase

28. The process by which seedless fruits are produced are known as

(a) Parthenocarpy (b) Apogamy (c) Parthenogenesis (d) Apospory

29. A flower is

(a) Modified stem (b) Modified leaf (c) Modified branch (d) Modified shoot

30. A flower is specially formed for

(a) decoration (b) photosynthesis (c) reproduction (d) fragrance

31. Pollen tube enters the micropyle into through

(a) Female gamete(b) Ovary (c) Female gametophyte (d) Nucellus

32. Embryo develops from

(a) Egg cell (b) Zygote (c) Egg-apparatus (d) Synergids

33. Fertilized secondary necleus develops into

(a) Fruit (b) Embryo (c) seed (d) Endosperm

34. Transfer of pollen to the stigma is called

(a) Fertilization (b) Germination (c) pollination (d) Gametogenesis

35. In ficus pollination occurs through

(a) Water (b) Air (c) Bat (d) Insects

36. After fertilization seed is developed from

(a) Embryo (b) Embryo sac (c) Ovule (d) Zygote

37. Cross pollination is normally

(a) not beneficial (b) harmful (c) more beneficial (d) rarely seen

38. Pollen grains germinate on

(a) Any surface (b) Stigma (c) soil (d) Ovule

39. An anther is also called

(a) Sporangium (b) Megasporangium (c) Microsporangium (d) Stamen

40. The source of food for developing embryo is

(a) Nucellus (b) Ovule (c) Endosperm (d) Anther

41. Out of megaspore tetrad, the functional megaspore is

(a) Any megaspore (b) middle megaspore

(c) Micropylar megaspore (d) Chalazal megaspore

42. Micropylar end lacks

(a) Egg cell (b) Synergids (c) Egg-apparatus (d) Integument

43. The larger cell of a pollen grain with irregular shaped nucleus is

(a) Apical cell (b) Generative cell (c) Vegetative cell(d) Basal cell

44. How many megaspore mothe cell are produced in a nucellus ?

(a) 3 (b) 1 (c) 2 (d) 4

45. How many cells are formed in a mature female gametophyte ?

(a) Eight (b) Six (c) Two (d) Seven

46. Transfer of a pollen grain to the stigma of the same plant is called

(a) Antogamy (b) Geitonogamy (c) Allogamy (d) Homogamy

47. The uppermost and largest cell of the suspensor which remains in contact with apical cells is called

(a) Hypocotyl (b) Basal cell (c) Hypophysis (d) Terminal cell

48. The adaptation for self-pollination is

(a) Herkogamy (b) Cleistogamy (c) Dichrgamy (d) Homogamy

49. Which of the following cell is diploid?

(a) Synergid (b) Antipodal cell (c) Secondary nucleus (d) Egg cell

50. Suspensor is produced from

(a) Apical cell (b) Small upper basal cell (c) large lower basal cell (d) Hypophysis

51. Which structure pushes the developing embryo toward endosperm to get nutrition ?

(a) Hypophysis (b) Terminal octant (c) Proembryo (d) Suspensor

52. Development of male gametophyte begins

(a) After pollination(b) Before pollination (c) On the stigma (d) In the embryo sac

53. 2 to 3 celled male gametophyte, starts its further development after pollination

(a) In the style (b) In the ovary (c) on the stigma (d) In the ovule

54. Which part of the male gametophyte, disintegrates before fertilization ?

(a) Generative nucleus (b) Tube nucleus (c) Male gamete (d) Germpore

55. Which of the following is the basal part of ovule ?

(a) placenta (b) Hilum (c) Micropyle (d) chalaza

56. In dicot embrogenesis, the firast division in zygote is generally

(a) oblique (b) longitudinal (c) Transverse (d) uncertain

57. Two male gametes are

(a) produced before pollination (b) Haploid

(c) Diploid (d) At the time of pollination

58. The innermost layer of the wall of microsporangium is called

(a) Endothecium (b) Endodermis (c) Tapetum (d) Intine

59. Pollen grains represent

(a) The future sporophyte (b) The sporophyte

(c) The gametophyte (d) The male gametophyte

60. Tapetum provides

(a) protection to embryo (b) Nourishment to pollen grains

(c) Nourishment to embryo (d) Protection to endosperm

61. In triple fusion, how many male gamete participate ?

(a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 4

62. Germpores are actually

(a) Apertures in intine (b) Thick area in intine

(c) Apertures in exine (d) Thin area in intine

63. Radicle tip is derived from

(a) Suspensor (b) Proembryo (c) Basal cell (d) Hypophysis

64. How many haploid nuclei are involved in double fertilization ?

(a) Four (b) Two (c) Five (d) Three

65. Endothecium in anther helps in

(a) Dehiscence of anther (b) Nutrition to pollen

(c) Germination of pollen (d) Formation of male gamete

66. The intine of a pollen grain is made up of

(a) Lignin and suberin (b) Pectin and cellulose

(c) Lignin and Hemicellulose (d) Pectin and callose

67. Which is the most resistant natural organic material ?

(a) Cellulose (b) Pectin (c) Suberin (d) Sporopollenin

68. Style is

(a) a is delicate hollow tube (b) a tough hollow tube

(c) a delicate filament (d) called pollen tube

69. Nucellus is mass of

(a) Parenchymatous tisse (b) Sclerenchymatous tissue

(c) Meristematic tissue (d) Collenchymatous tissue

70. Which one of the following is the example of mitosis ?

(a) Megasporongensis (b) Microsporogensis

(c) Pollen formation (d) Division of generative cell

71. Typical anther normally consists of

(a) One lobe Four sporangia (b) Two lobe Two sporangia

(c) Two lobe Four sporangia (d) One lobe Two sporangia

72. During the development of monosporic development of embryo sac the nucleus of the functional megaspore divides

(a) Two times (b) Three times (c) One time (d) Repeatedly

73. Cross pollination has an advantage of

(a) Mutation(b) polyploidy formation (c) Genetic recombination (d) Crossing over

74. Unisexual flowers prevent

(a) Pollination (b) Breeding (c) Self-pollination (d) Cross fertilization

75. The functionof the filiform apparatus is

(a) To nourish the pollen grain (b) To guide the entry of pollen tube

(c) To develop pollen tube (d) To carry pollen tube through style

76. Which one of the following is an example of free-nuclear endosperm

(a) Coconut water (b) Castor (c) Sugarcane juice (d) Groundnut

77. The protective cover of the radicle in maize seed is called

(a) Micorhiza (b) Coleptile (c) Scutelum (d) Coleorhiza

78. In angiosperm the endosperm is formed

(a) In the nucellus (b) In the embryo sac (c) In the seed (d) In the anther

79. Stamen show homology with

(a) Gametophyte (b) male cone (c) Microsporophyll (d) Sporangium

80. The pedicel of the female flower coils after pollination in

(a) Lotus (b) Hydrilla (c) Vallisneria (d) Trapa

81. The arrangement of the ρ haploid nuclei in the normal dicot embryo sac is

(a) 2 + 3 + 3 (b) 2 + 3 + 2 (c) 3 + 3 + 2 (d) 3 + 2 + 3

82. In the flowering plants, male and female gametes both are

(a) Motile (b) Non-motile (c) Diploid (d) Very large

83. Wind pollination requires that the pollen grains are

(a) Heavy and wet (b) Heavy and non-sticky (c) Light and dry (d) Heavy and sticky

84. Future sporophytic generation in a seed is

(a) Cotyledon (b) Endosperm (c) Hypocotyl (d) Embryo

85. Scatelum is

(a) an endosperm (b) a seed coat (c) an embryo (d) a cotyledon

86. Which one of the following floats in the cytoplasm of the vegetative cell ?

(a) Male gamete (b) Generatic cell (c) Female gamete (d) Microspore

87. The mature pollen grain contains

(a) 3 cells (b) 7 cells (c) 2 cells (d) 1 cell

88. Pollen tube is formed by

(a) Germ pore (b) Exine (c) Style (d) Intine

89. A single ovule produces

(a) 3 female gamete (b) 1 female gamete(c) 2 female gamete (d) 4 female gamete

90. Embryo sac is formed inside

(a) Seed (b) Endosperm (c) Embryo (d) Ovule

91. Pro-embryo is a

(a) 8 celled structure (b) 4 celled structure

(c) 2 celled structure (d) 16 celled structure

92. Suspensor is made up of

(a) 2 to 4 cells (b) 4 to 8 cells (c) 8 to 16 cells (d) 20 to 25 cells

93. Root cap of the embryo develops from

(a) Basal cell (b) Apical cell (c) Hypophysis (d) Hypocotyl

94. The hilum of the ovule represents the junction between

(a) Nucellus and Embryo (b) Nucellus and Integuments

(c) Funicle and Integuments (d) Funicle and ovule

95. Which layer of the wall of microsporangium is made up of Fibrous layer

(a) Middle layer (b) Endothecium (c) Tapetum (d) Epidermis

96. Out of the four sets of appendages of a typical flower the outer two sets are

(a) Fertile (b) Reproductive (c) Sterile (d) Filamentous

97. A proximal sterile part of the stamen is called

(a) Style (b) Connective (c) Anther (d) Filament

98. A sterile region present between stigma and ovary is called

(a) Pollen tube (b) Style (c) Filament (d) Suspensor

99. The opposite end of the micropylar region of an ovule is called

(a) Embryo sac (b) Nucellus (c) Chalaza (d) Thalamus

100. When pollen grains are not transferred from anthers to stigma in a flower, due to the physical barrier, it is called

(a) Cleistogamy (b) Herkogamy (c) Dichogamy (d) Heterogamy

101. The asexual production of seed is called

(a) Fragmentation (b) Apomixis (c) Self-fertilization (d) Dormancy

102. Perisperm is

(a) Peripheral part of endosperm (b) Remnent of endosperm

(c) Disintegrated secondary nucleus (d) persistant of nucleus

103. The root cell of wheat plant has 42 chromosomes. What would be the number of chromosomes in the synergid cell ?

(a) 21 (b) 7 (c) 28 (d) 14

104. The plant part which consist of two generations, one within the other, is

(a) Germinated pollen grain (b) Embryo

(c) Unfertilized ovule (d) Seed

105. The pollen tube usually enters the female gametophyte

(a) through one of the synergids (b) by directly penetrating the egg

(c) between one synergid and central cell (d) by knocking off the antipodal cell A-R types of MCQ

106. A : In apomixis, the plants of new genetic sequence are produced

R : In apomixis, two individuals of same genetic meet

(a) (b) (c) (d)

107. A : Megaspore mother cell undergoes mitosis to produce 4 megaspores

R : Megaspore mother cell and the megaspores are both haploid

(a) (b) (c) (d)

108. A : Insects flowers to gather honey

B : Attraction of flowers prevents the insects from damaging other parts of the plants.

(a) (b) (c) (d)

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