Botany KP PMS Paper I 2008

NWFP Public Service Commission, Peshawar
Subject: Competitive Examination for the posts of Provincial Management Service (BPS-17) – 2008

Botany Paper I

Time Allowed: 03 Hours Max Marks: 100

Note: Attempt any five questions.

I Describe the range of vegetative structures found in algae. (20)

II How would you classify fungi? Give distinguishing characteristics of various groups of fungi giving suitable examples. (20)

III What are general principles of plant disease control? (20)

IV (a) Draw a labeled diagram of the longitudinal section of the capsule of Funaria. (10)
(b) Compare and contrast the structure of the thallus of Marchantia with that of Riccia. (10)

V (a) Describe the distribution and habitats of conifers of Pakistan. (10)
(b) Why Cycas is referred to as a “living fossil”? (10)

VI What is secondary growth? Describe the secondary growth of dicot stem with the help of suitable diagrams. (20)

VII Discuss modern trends in plant taxonomy. (20)