1

Consider the following:
(1) Bacteria
(2) Fungi
(3) Virus
Which of the above can be cultured in artificial/synthetic medium?

2

Consider the following statements:
(1) Adenoviruses have single-stranded DNA genomes whereas retroviruses have doublestranded DNA genomes.
(2) Common cold is sometime caused by an adenovirus whereas AIDS is caused by a retrovirus.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

3

The term 'ACE2' is talked about in the context of

4

Bollgard I and Bollgard II technologies are mentioned in the context of

5

With reference to recent developments regarding ?Recombinant Vector Vaccines?, consider the following statements: (1) Genetic engineering is applied in the development of these vaccines (2) Bacteria and viruses are used as vectors Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

6

Which of the following statements are correct regarding the general difference between
plant and animal cells?
(1) Plant cells have cellulose cell walls whilst animal cells do not.
(2) Plant cells do not have plasma membrane unlike animal cells which do.
(3) Mature plant cell has one large vacuole vacuoles.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

7

Consider the following statements:
(1) Genetic changes can be introduced in the cells that produce eggs or sperms of a
prospective parent.
(2) A person's genome can be edited before birth at the early embryonic stage.
(3) Human induced pluripotent stem cells can be injected into the embryo of a pig.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

8

In the context of recent advances in human reproductive technology, "Pronuclear Transfer" is used for

9

What is the importance of using Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines in India?
(1) These vaccines are effective against pneumonia as well as meningitis and sepsis.
(2) Dependence on antibiotics that are not effective against drug-resistant bacteria can
be reduced.
(3) These vaccines have no side effects and cause no allergic reactions.
Select the correct answer using the code given below

10

In the context of hereditary diseases, consider the following statements: (1) Passing on mitochondrial diseases from parent to child can be prevented by mitochondrial replacement therapy either before or after in vitro fertilisation of egg. (2) A child inherits mitochondrial diseases entirely from mother and not from father. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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