Multiple Choice Quiz on Mutation

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1. Mutation is
change which affects the offsprings of F2 generation
change that is inherited
change in parents not inherited
plant growth controlling factor
2. A mutation in sheep called 'Acon Sheep' was recorded by
de Vries
Seth Wright
None of these
3. Frequency of mutation
varies with character and organism
can be increased by X rays
is greatly affected by environmental factors
all of the above
4. Proflavin and acrdine orange induce
frameshift mutations
5. Which of the following mutagens can be best used in inducing mutation in micro organism?
X rays
UV rays
β rays
γ rays
6. Somatic mutations are also called
spotaneous mutations
bud mutations or bud sports
induced mutations
none of these
7. Mutation is generally due to 
lethal gene
dominant gene
recessive gene
complementary gene
8. Induction of mutation by x rays was discovered 
Hugo de Vries
9. Why are haploids superior to diploids in study of mutations?
they have shorter life time
smaller number of chromosomes
obtained large number
they allow expression of recessive mutation in mediately
10. Low temperature is mutagenic in 
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