Gene Manipulation Q & A – Gene Targeting and Transfer in Plants

This set of Gene Manipulation Assessment Questions and Answers focuses on “Gene Targeting and Transfer in Plants”.

MCQs based on Gene Targeting and Transfer in Plants:

1. When was the first stable transmission of DNA into plants reported?
a) 1971
b) 1981
c) 1940
d) 1950


2. Which was the first transgenic plant generated?
a) Cumin
b) Tobacco
c) Basil
d) Tomato


3. Plant viruses are _______ vectors.
a) Integrative
b) Replacement
c) Episomal
d) Artificial


4. Differentiated plant tissue shows high degree of _________
a) Inactivity
b) Toxicity
c) Growth
d) Plasticity


5. Callus tissue is derived from ________
a) Trunk
b) Root
c) Leaf
d) Seed


6. Tissue culture step is necessary for producing transgenic plants.
a) True
b) False


7. Need of tissue culture is minimized or eliminated if ___________ is used.
a) Leaf
b) Whole plant
c) Root
d) Seed


8. In which cultures, cells are maintained in an undifferentiated state?
a) Leaf
b) Root
c) Stem
d) Callus


9. Explants are plant ________________
a) Living tissue
b) Stems
c) Roots
d) Seeds


10. Undetermined cells are capable of _____________
a) Growth
b) Proliferation
c) Toxication
d) Protein production

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