LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034

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LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034
M.Sc. DEGREE EXAMINATION – ZOOLOGY
FIRST SEMESTER – APRIL 2007
ZO 1808 - ANIMAL BIODIVERSITY & BIOSYTEM.
Date & Time: 27/04/2007 / 1:00 - 4:00Dept. No.
PART A
(Answer all)
TS 20
Max. : 100 Marks
10 X 2 = 20
1. Define biodiversity and biodiversity hot spots
2. Differentiate cosmopolitan and tropocopolitan species
3. Name any four extinct animals of India
4. Name any sea grass types of India
5. Differentiate insular and montane species
6. Differentiate insitu and exsitu conservation
7. What is sibling species?
8. Differentiate sanctuaries and zoos
9. Expand IUCN, CITES, UNEP and ICZN
10. Comment on Earth summit at Rio de Geniro on 2nd June 1992
PART B
(Answer any four)
11. Discuss the threats to rain forests of India
4 X 10 = 40
12. Explain the action plan and strategies for biodiversity conservation
13. Discuss the anthropogenic threats to marine turtles of India
14. Explain the kinds of classification
15. Explain the zones and role of biosphere reserves
16. Form an essay on species concepts
PART C
(Answer any two)
17. Discuss the role of taxonomy in theoretical and applied biology
2 X 20 = 40
18. Form an essay on coral reef ecosystem and their threats
19. Write an essay on biotechnology and biodiversity conservation
20. Write notes on
a. Topography of benthic and pelagic ecosystems
b. Deep sea adaptations
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