Synthetic Seeds – Section 1

1. Synthetic seeds are

A. artificially synthesized seeds
B. somatic embryos encapsulated in suitable matrix
C. seeds of plants modified genetically
D. none of these

Correct Answer: B. somatic embryos encapsulated in suitable matrix

2. Somatic embryoids are

A. identical with zygotic embryos and without seed coats
B. identical with zygotic embryos and with seed coats
C. non-identical with zygotic embryos and without seed coats
D. non-identical with zygotic embryos and with seed coats

Correct Answer: A. identical with zygotic embryos and without seed coats

3. The production of high quality and uniform embryos has been limited to only

A. carrot
B. alfalfa
C. both (a) and (b)
D. sandalwood

Correct Answer: C. both (a) and (b)

4. The preserved embryoids are termed as

A. synthetic seeds
B. semi-synthetic seeds
C. natural seeds
D. fermented seeds

Correct Answer: A. synthetic seeds

5. Encapsulation is necessary to produce and protect synthetic seeds. The encapsulation is carried out by various types of hydrogels, which are

A. soluble in water
B. soluble in organic solvents
C. insoluble in water
D. insoluble in organic solvents

Correct Answer: A. soluble in water

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