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Plant Physiology: Transport in Plants, Mineral Nutrition - Free online solved questions for NEET, MCAT preparation


 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (Transport in Plants, Mineral Nutrition)
Botany India Study Solution Test Series (Confidence Booster)

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In this solved MCQ test series we will be posting for you new sets of practice questions from Botany: Plant Physiology - Transport in Plants and Mineral Nutrition.

Each set comprising carefully selected, 10 MCQ questions with answers and hints (given at the end) from our Biology Solutions.

As you are aware India Study Solution test series comprises of some basic and also advanced level questions very helpful in the preparation of NEET-UG, MCAT, MBBS Admission Tests and other such competitive exams.

Please scroll down to find NEET and JEE syllabus of Transport in Plants and Mineral Nutrition.

Botany Practice Questions: Plant Physiology

(Transport in Plants and Mineral Nutrition)

India Study Solution MCQ Test Series – Set 1 (Q. No 1-10)

Question 1: A plant cell if placed in distilled water will

a. Shrink

b. Swell up

c. Not change its shape or size

d. Burst immediately

Question 2: The external solution having same concentration as that of cell sap is called

a. Hypertonic solution

b. Isotonic solution

c. Hypotonic solution

d. Ultratomic solution

Question 3: A plant requires magnesium for

a. protein synthesis

b. chlorophyll synthesis

c. cell wall development

d. holding cells together

Question 4: During seed germination its stored food is mobilised by

a. Cytokinin


c. Gibberellin

d. Ethylene

Question 5: In plants auxin synthesis occurs in

a. Cortex

b. Phloem cells

c. Root and shoot tips

d. Xylem cells

Question 6: An element playing important role in nitrogen fixation is

a. Copper

b. Manganese

c. Zinc

d. Molybdenum

Question 7: Rate of transpiration is increased by

a. Sunlight

b. Darkness

c. High humidity

d. High speed winds

Question 8: To initiate cell plasmolysis, the salt solution should be

a. Isotonic

b. Hypertonic

c. Hypotonic

d. None of the above

Question 9: Which of the following criteria does not pertain to facilitated transport?

a. High selectivity

b. Transport saturation

c. Uphill transport

d. Requirement of special membrane

Question 10: After heavy rain fall with poor drainage leaves of many plants wilt due to

a. root rot

b. poor aeration

c. high salt concentration

d. low soil temperature

Transport in Plants and Mineral Nutrition (Syllabus for NEET):

Movement of water, gases and nutrients; Cell to cell transport-Diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport; Plant – water relations – Imbibition, water potential, osmosis, plasmolysis; Long distance transport of water – Absorption, apoplast, symplast, transpiration pull, root pressure and guttation; Transpiration-Opening and closing of stomata; Uptake and translocation of mineral nutrients-Transport of food, phloem transport, Mass flow hypothesis; Diffusion of gases (brief mention).

Essential minerals, macro and micronutrients and their role; Deficiency symptoms; Mineral toxicity; Elementary idea of Hydroponics as a method to study mineral nutrition; Nitrogen metabolism-Nitrogen cycle, biological nitrogen fixation.

India Study Solution - Answers of Botany MCQ Test Series
(Transport in Plants and Mineral Nutrition)

Solutions of Botany Test Series – Set 1 (Q. No.1–10)

Answer 1: b. Answer 2:  b. Answer 3:  b.  Answer 4:  c. Answer 5: c. Answer 6:  d. Answer 7:  a. Answer 8:  b. Answer 9:  c. Answer 10: b. 

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