Which one of the following has maximum genetic diversity in India?

  • Option 1)

    Mango

  • Option 2)

    Wheat

  • Option 3)

    Tea

  • Option 4)

    Teak

 

Answers (1)

As discussed in

Genetic Diversity -

A single species might show high diversity at the genetic level over its distributional range.

- wherein

The genetic variation shown by the medicinal plant Rauwolfia vomitoria growing in different Himalayan ranges might be in terms of the potency and concentration of the active chemical (reserpine) that the plant produces. India has more than 50,000 genetically different strains of rice, and 1,000 varieties of mango.

 

 Maximum biodiversity in India is shown by rice and second maximum by wheat. From the given options it is wheat


Option 1)

Mango

This solution is incorrect

Option 2)

Wheat

This solution is correct

Option 3)

Tea

This solution is incorrect

Option 4)

Teak

This solution is incorrect

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