Brief Account of Phytoplankton - Aquatic Plant Science - Exams, Past Exams for Botany and Agronomy

Brief Account of Phytoplankton - Aquatic Plant Science - Exams, Past Exams for Botany and Agronomy

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Brief Account of Phytoplankton, Life History Patterns, Utilisation of Algae, Macroalgae, Account of Phytoplankton, Ecological Importance, Seasonal Growth, Notes on Lichens, Kranz Anatomy, Role of Auxin in Phototropism ar...
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Semester I Examinations 2009 / 2010

Exam Code(s) 2BS1, 2EH1, 2EV1, 2MR1, 1OA1, 1EM1 Exam(s) Second Science (Undenominated)

Second Science (Earth and Ocean Science) Second Science (Environmental Science) Second Science (Marine Science) Visiting, Erasmus Students

Module Code(s) 2BS1–BT216, 2EH1–BT216, 2EV1–BT216, 2MR1–BT216,

1OA1–BT216, 1EM1–BT216 Module(s) BT216: Aquatic Plant Science I: Introduction to the

biology, ecology and physiology of aquatic plants Paper No. External Examiner(s) Professor M. Jones Internal Examiner(s) Professor C. Spillane

* Dr D.B. Stengel Dr Z.A. Popper


Answer four questions, at least one from each section Use a separate answer book for each section

Duration 3hrs

No. of Pages 2 Department(s) Botany Requirements None


1.Describe and explain the different life history patterns that occur in the algae. Give a specific example for each type and illustrate your answer with diagrams.

2. Write a short essay on the utilisation of algae. Refer to both microalgae and

macroalgae. 3. Give a brief account of phytoplankton. Include a description of its

communities and its ecological importance, and describe its seasonal growth pattern using graphs.

4. Write concise notes on lichens.

SECTION B 5. What is Kranz anatomy and what type of plants are you likely to find it

occurring in? Illustrate and describe Kranz anatomy and the biochemical pathway that is associated with it.

6. Plants can tell the time reasonably accurately. Discuss the mechanisms which

enable them to tell what time of year and what time of day it is. 7. Plants have small pores or openings in their epidermis known as stomata.

Discuss the function of stomata and explain how opening and closing of stomata is controlled.

8. Give an illustrated account of the role of auxin in phototropism.

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