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Multiple Choice Questions on Vegetative Propagation in Plants

1. Which of the following statement is true regarding vegetative propagation?
a)      Vegetative propagation occurs naturally and artificially producing genetically identical plants
b)      Vegetative propagation occurs naturally and artificially producing genetically different plants
c)       Vegetative propagation occurs artificially producing genetically similar plants
d)      Vegetative propagation occurs naturally producing genetically similar plants

      2. All the following plants can be propagated by leaf cuttings except
a)      Begonia
b)      Hibiscus
c)       Bryophyllum
d)      Sansiveria

      3. Which of the following method is commonly practiced for root induction?
a)      Cutting
b)      Layering
c)       Grafting
d)      Budding

4. Rooting in stem cuttings are stimulated by using
           a) jasmonic acid b) ABA c) ethylene d) IAA
5. ‘Conifer cuttings’ are practiced for propagating pine, spruce etc. They are usually taken during
a) early spring
b) early winter
c) late spring
d) late winter

6. The method of inducing rooting by girdling aerial branches is called air layering. Air layering is also called as
a) gootee
b) Chinese layering
c) pot layering
d) all of these

7. The method of layering in which rooting is induced at different nodes simultaneously in the soil is called compound layering. It is also called as
a) air layering
b) serpentine layering
c) trench layering
d) mound layering

8. Which of the following method is suitable for combining the desirable characters of two plants together in  a single plant
a) cutting
b) layering
c) grafting
d) all of these

9. Identify the diagram

a) layering
b) approach grafting
c) wedge grafting
d) tongue grafting

10. In grafting, the rooted plant is called the stock. The stem cutting from the donor plant is called
a) transplant
b) scion
c) bud graft
d) root stock

Answers:
1. a) Vegetative propagation occurs naturally and artificially producing genetically identical plants
2. b) Hibiscus
3. b) Layering
4. d) IAA
5. b) early winter
6. d) all of these
7. b) serpentine layering
8.  c) grafting
9.  c) wedge grafting
10. b) scion

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