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Question 26:
Describe the layering method for the artificial propagation of plants. Illustrate your answer with the help of a labelled diagram. Name any five plants which are propagated by the layering method.
Solution :
Layering – In this method, a branch of the plant is pulled towards the ground and the part of it is covered with moist soil leaving the tip of the branch exposed above the ground. After some time, new roots develop from the part of the branch buried in the soil. The branch is then cut off from the parent plant. The part of the plant which has developed roots grows to become a new plant. The layering method is used for the propagation of plants like Jasmine, Strawberry, Raspberry, Lemon and Guava. 

Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur: How do Organisms Reproduce?, Solutions- 2 | Science Class 10

The Propagation of jasmine plant (chameli) by the layering method  


Question 27:
(a) What is meant by the term ‘fission’ as used in biology ?
(b) How does binary fission differ from multiple fission ?
(c) Name one organism which reproduces by binary fission and another which reproduces by multiple fission.
(d) State whether the above named organisms are animals or plants.
Solution :
(a) Fission means the splitting of an organism into two new organisms.(b)
Binary Fission
(i) In binary fission, the parent organism splits to form two new organisms.
(ii) It occurs during normal conditions.
Multiple Fission
(i) In multiple fission, the parent organisms splits to form many new organisms.
(ii)It takes place during unfavorable conditions.
(c) Amoeba reproduces by binary fission and Plasmodium reproduces by multiple fission. (d) Both the above mentioned organisms are animals.

Question 28:
(a) Can you consider cell division as a type of reproduction in unicellular organisms ? Give reason.
(b) What is a clone ? Why do offsprings formed by asexual reproduction exhibit remarkable similarity ?
Solution :
(a) Yes, because it leads to the formation two daughter cells.(b) The new organisms produced by one parent through asexual reproduction (which are genetically identical to the parent) are called clones. The offspring’s formed by asexual reproduction exhibit remarkably similarity because the replication of DNA in the cells is done by certain biochemical reactions which synthesise more of genetic material. When the DNA already present in the nucleus of the parent cell is replicated by making more DNA at the time of asexual reproduction then slight variations come in the two copies formed. Due to this the two DNA molecules formed will be similar but not identical.

Question 29:
(a) The yeast cells fail to multiply in water but they multiply rapidly in sugar solution. Give one reason for
it.
(b) Why does bread mould grow profusely on a moist slice of bread but not on a dry slice of bread ?
Solution :
(a) Water does not provide any energy to the yeast cells. So, yeast cells fail to multiply in water due to inadequate energy in its cells. Sugar provides energy to them to carry out reproduction by multiplying rapidly.
(b) Moisture is necessary for the growth of bread mould. The moist slice of bread provides both moisture and nutrients due to which bread mould grows profusely. On the other hand, the dry slice of bread provides nutrients but no moisture. So, in the absence of moisture, bread mould does not grow on the dry slice of bread.

Question 30:
(a) What is a tuber ? Name one stem tuber and one root tuber.
(b) What is name of the organ of propagation present in a tuber ?
(c) Name one commonly used vegetable which is propagated by using tubers.
Solution :
a) A tuber is the thickened, underground stem (or root) of a plant which is swollen with stored food. Stem tuber: Potato; Root tuber: Sweet potato. (b) Buds. (c) Potatoes.

Question 31:
(a) What is meant by vegetative propagation ?
(b) Vegetative propagation involves the growth and development of ‘something’ present in the old part of the plant to form a new plant. What is this ‘something’ ?
(c) Why do green grass plants spring up in dry fields on their own after the rains ?
Solution :
(a) Vegetative propagation is an asexual method of reproduction in which new plants are obtained from the parts of old plants (like stems, roots and leaves) without the help of any reproductive organs.
(b) Buds.
(c) The fields have dry stems of the old grass plants all over them. These dry stems have buds which are in the inactive state. By getting rainwater, the buds present on the dry grass stems get activated and grow to produce new grass plants.

Question 32:
(a) Explain how, new Bryophyllum plants can be produced from the leaves of the old plant ? Illustrate your
answer with the help of a labelled diagram.
(b) How can you grow money plant bv vegetative propagation ?
Solution :
(a) Bryophyllum can be reproduced by vegetative propagation by using either a piece of its stem or leaves. The leaves of a Bryophyllum plant have special buds in their margins which may get detached from the leaves, fall to the ground and then grow to produce a new plant.

Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur: How do Organisms Reproduce?, Solutions- 2 | Science Class 10



(b) Money plant can be grown by vegetative propagation by using a piece of its stem which has at least one leaf on it. One end of the stem is dipped in water and after a few days new roots appear at the point where the leaf was attached. This piece of stem grows gradually into a new money plant.

Question 33:
Match the organisms given in column I with the methods of reproduction/propagation given in column II:

Column I
Column II
(i) Plasmodium
(a) Spore Formation
(ii) Spirogyra
(b) Leaves 
(iii) Jasmine
(c ) Regeneration
(iv) Apple tree
(d) Budding
(v) Bryophyllum
(e) Binary Fission
(vi) Potatoes
(f) Layering
(vii) Rhizopus
(g) Fragmentation
(viii) Hydra
(h) Tubers
(ix) Planaria
 (i) cutting
(x) Leishmania
(j) Multiple fission
(xi) Sugar cane
(k) Grafting
(xii) Rose


Solution :
(i) – (j)
(ii) – (g)
(iii) – (f)
(iv) – (k)
(v) – (b)
(vi) – (h)
(vii) – (a)
(viii) – (d)
(ix) – (c)
(x) – (e)
(xi) – (i)
(xii) – (i)

Question 34:
(a) What is meant by reproduction ?
(b) What are the two general methods of reproduction in organisms ?
(c) How does an Amoeba reproduce ? Describe the process of reproduction in Amoeba with the help of labelled diagrams of different stages in its reproduction process.
(d) What is the name of the process by which Amoeba reproduces ?
(e) Name two organisms which reproduce by the same asexual process as that of Amoeba.
Solution :
(a) Theproduction of new organisms from the existing organisms of the same species is known as reproduction.
(b) The two methods of reproduction in living organisms are asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction.
(c) Amoeba reproduces by binary fission by dividing its body into two parts. When the amoeba cell reaches its maximum size, the nucleus of amoeba lengthens and divides into two parts. After that the cytoplasm of amoeba divides into two parts, one part around each nucleus. In this way one parent amoeba divides to form two smaller amoebae.


Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur: How do Organisms Reproduce?, Solutions- 2 | Science Class 10

(d) Binary fission.
(e) Paramecium and Leishmania.

Question 35:
(a) What is the difference between the two asexual methods of reproduction : fission and fragmentation ?
(b) Name one organism which reproduces by fission and another which reproduces by fragmentation.
(c) What is meant by multiple fission ? Name one organism which reproduces by the process of multiple fission.
(d) Describe the process of reproduction in Hydra with the help of labelled diagrams. What is the name of this process of reproduction ?
(e) Name one unicellular organism which reproduces by the same asexual process as Hydra.
Solution :
(a)
Fission
(i) It is a process in which an organism splits to form two or more new organisms.
(ii) Fission occurs in unicellular organisms.
Example : Amoeba.
Fragmentation
(i) It is a process in which the body breaks up into two or more pieces on maturing, each of which subsequently grows to form a complete new organism.
(ii) It takes place in multicellular organisms.
Example : Spirogyra.
(b) Amoeba reproduces by fission and spirogyra reproduces by fragmentation.
(c) Multiple fission is a process in which a parent organism splits to form many new organisms at the same time. Plasmodium reproduces by multiple fission.
(d) Hydra reproduces by budding. In hydra, first a small outgrowth called bud is formed on the side of its body by repeated mitotic divisions of its cells. This bud then grows gradually to form a small hydra by developing a mouth and tentacles. The tiny new hydra detaches itself from the parent body and develops into a separate organism.

(e) Yeast. 

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Question 36:
(a) Name the method by which bread mould (Rhizopus fungus) reproduces. Is this method sexual or asexual ?
(b) What is yeast ? Describe the process of reproduction in yeast with the help of labelled diagrams.
(c) Name a tiny fresh-water animal which reproduces by the same method as that of yeast ? What is this method known as ?
(d) Name two marine organisms which also reproduce by the same method as yeast but form colonies.
Solution :
(a) Spore formation; asexual reproduction.
(b) Yeast is tiny, unicellular non green plant which reproduces by budding. In yeast, first a bud appears on the outside of the cell wall. The nucleus of the parent yeast cell divides into two parts and one part of the nucleus moves into the bud. Ultimately, the bud separates off from the parent yeast cell and forms a new yeast cell. 


Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur: How do Organisms Reproduce?, Solutions- 2 | Science Class 10

Yeast reproducing by the method of budding

(c) Hydra; Budding.
(d) Sponge and corals.

Question 37:
(a) What is meant by ‘grafting’ as a means of propagation in plants ?
(b) Define ‘stock’ and ‘scion’.
(c) Describe the grafting method for the artificial propagation of plants with the help of labelled diagrams.
(d) Name two fruit trees which are usually propagated by grafting method.
(e) State two advantages of grafting method of artificial propagation of plants.
(f) What is the difference between the cuttings method and grafting method for the artificial propagation of plants ?
Solution :
(a) Grafting – It is a method in which the cut stems of two different plants (one with roots and other without roots) are joined together in such a way that the stems join and grow as a single plant.
(b) The cut stem of a plant having roots is called stock and the cut stem of the other plant without roots is called scion.
(c) In grafting, two plants are chosen which are used as scion and stock. First the stem is removed from the plant chosen to be made scion by giving a slanting cut. The scion is placed over the stock and is fitted together by binding tightly by a piece of cloth or plastic sheet. The cut soon heals and the stock and scion of two plants grow together to become one plant.

Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur: How do Organisms Reproduce?, Solutions- 2 | Science Class 10

The grafting method for the artificial propagation of plants (or trees)

(d) Banana and pineapple.
(e) Advantages of grafting method:
(i) It enables us to combine the most desirable characteristics of the two plants in its flowers and fruits.
(ii) It can be used to produce varieties of seedless fruits.(f)
Cutting
Grafting
(i) A small part of the plant which is removed by making a cut with a sharp knife is called cutting.(ii) The new plant formed is exactly similar to the parent plant.
(i) It is a method in which the cut stems of two different plants (one with roots and other without roots) are joined together in such a way that the stems join and grow as a single plant.(ii) The new plant produced has the characteristics of both the parent plants.

Question 38:
(a) What is tissue culture ?
(b) Name any four types of ornamental plants which are being produced by tissue culture technique.
(c) What is the importance of DNA copying in reproduction ? Explain with an example.
(d) How does reproduction help in providing stability to populations of species ?
(e) Why is variation during reproduction beneficial to the species but not necessarily for the individual ?
Solution :
(a) The production of new plants from a small piece of plant tissue (or cells) removed from the growing tips of a plant in a suitable growth medium is called tissue culture.
(b) Orchids, dahlia, carnation, chrysanthemum.
(c)
(i) The chromosomes in the nucleus of a cell contains information for the inheritance of features from the parents to the next generation in the form of DNA molecules so the characteristics of a parent organism are transmitted to their offsprings.
(ii) When the DNA already present in the nucleus of a parent cell is copied by making more of DNA by certain biochemical reactions, then slight variations come in the two copies formed. Thus, variations are produced in the offspring’s during reproduction which form the basis of evolution. Example: Offspring’s produced by asexual reproduction have slight variations from their parents.
(d) The process of reproduction introduces some variations in the individual organisms of a species which enables them to survive even in adverse environmental conditions such as excessive heat or cold, etc. In this way, the introduction of variations during reproduction provides stability to the populations of various species.
(e) Variation is useful for the survival of species even in adverse environmental conditions. This happens as follows: There may be some drastic changes like excessive heat or cold etc in the habitat of a species of organisms. If all the organisms of a population living in that habitat are exactly identical, then there is a danger that all of them may die and no one would survive under these conditions. This will eliminate the species from that habitat completely however, if some variations are present in some individual organisms to tolerate these drastic changes then there is a chance for them to survive and flourish even in adverse environment. Example: Certain bacteria living in temperate water – If the temperature of water increases too much due to global warming most of them will not be able to tolerate excessive heat and would die however, if there are bacteria with variation then there is a chance for them to survive.

Question 39:
(a) What is a ‘cutting’ in respect of plants for propagation purposes ?
(b) What care should be taken while making a cutting from a plant ?
(c) Describe the cuttings method for the artificial propagation of plants. Illustrate your answer with the help of labelled diagrams.
(d) Name any two plants which are usually propagated by the cuttings method.
Solution :
(a) A small part of the plant which is removed by making a cut with a sharp knife is called cutting. (b) While making a cutting, care should be taken to see that there are some buds on it. (c) In this method, a cutting of the parent plant having some buds on it is taken and its lower part is buried in the moist soil. After few days, the cutting develops roots and shoot, and grows into a new plant which is exactly similar to the parent plant.
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(d) Rose and Bougainvillea.

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The propagation of plant by 'cutting' method

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1. How do organisms reproduce?
Ans. Organisms reproduce through various methods such as sexual reproduction and asexual reproduction. Sexual reproduction involves the fusion of male and female gametes, resulting in offspring with a combination of genetic traits from both parents. Asexual reproduction, on the other hand, involves the production of offspring without the involvement of gametes. This can occur through methods like budding, binary fission, spore formation, or vegetative propagation.
2. What is the difference between sexual and asexual reproduction?
Ans. Sexual reproduction involves the fusion of gametes from two parents, resulting in genetic variation in the offspring. It requires the involvement of specialized reproductive organs and processes like meiosis. Asexual reproduction, on the other hand, does not involve the fusion of gametes and only requires a single parent. Offspring produced through asexual reproduction are genetically identical or clones of the parent. Asexual reproduction is generally faster and more efficient than sexual reproduction but lacks genetic diversity.
3. What are the advantages of sexual reproduction?
Ans. Sexual reproduction offers several advantages. Firstly, it promotes genetic diversity as it involves the combining of genetic material from two parents. This genetic variation helps in adapting to changing environments and enhances the survival of the species. Secondly, sexual reproduction facilitates the repair of damaged DNA and removal of harmful mutations through processes like recombination and crossing over during meiosis. Lastly, sexual reproduction allows for the evolution of new traits and characteristics through the shuffling and recombination of genes.
4. What are the different methods of asexual reproduction?
Ans. Asexual reproduction can occur through various methods such as budding, binary fission, spore formation, and vegetative propagation. Budding is a process in which a new organism develops as an outgrowth or bud from the parent organism. Binary fission involves the division of a single organism into two or more individuals of similar size. Spore formation is the production of specialized reproductive cells called spores that develop into new individuals under favorable conditions. Vegetative propagation involves the growth of new plants from specialized plant parts like roots, stems, and leaves.
5. How does asexual reproduction contribute to the survival of organisms?
Ans. Asexual reproduction offers several advantages for the survival of organisms. Firstly, it allows for rapid population growth as a single parent can produce numerous offspring. This increases the chances of survival and colonization of new habitats. Secondly, asexual reproduction ensures the preservation of favorable traits and adaptations in the offspring, as they are genetically identical or clones of the parent. This is particularly beneficial in stable environments where there is no need for genetic diversity. Lastly, asexual reproduction enables organisms to reproduce without the need for finding and attracting mates, saving time and energy.
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