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Diversity in the Living World

Biodiversity and Conservation

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Genetic variations affect the production of the drug reserpine in the medicinal plant Rauwolfia vomitoria growing in different Himalayan ranges. What kind of diversity does it indicate ?

  1. Species diversity
  2. Genetic diversity
  3. Ecological diversity
  4. None of these
Solution: Answer: BSolution: Genetic diversity is the diversity in the numbers and types of genes as well as chromosomes present in different species and the variations in the genes and their alleles in the same species. The genetic variation in Rauwolfia vomitoria growing in different Himalayan range indicates genetic diversity. This diversity is in terms of potency and concentration of the active chemical reserpine, that plant produces.
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