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National Open University Exam Past Question – AGB 404 October, 2013 Examination

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA AGB 404 BIO RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

14/16, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island

 

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY October, 2013 Examination

 

 

 

COURSE CODE:  AGB 404                                                                                                  TIME ALLOWED: 3 Hrs

COURSE TITLE:  BIO RESOURCES MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTIONS:     i. Answer Five questions in all

  1. All questions attract equal marks

 

 

 

1                           (a) Discuss the various uses of Biodiversity.                                                                                    (15 marks) (b) Explain the indicators of biotechnological achievements.                                                      (5 marks)

 

2                           (a) Expatiate on the management of genetic erosion.                                                                  (15 marks) (b) What are the benefits of using biotechnology in forestry?                                                     (5 marks)

 

3                           (a) Plant biotechnology is of numerous benefits. Discuss.                                                           (15 marks) (b) What are the primary attributes of an ecosystem                                                                    (5 marks)

 

4          (a) Categorize the traits plant species are permitted to have, through gene alteration

unachievable by traditional plant breeding.                                                                             (10 marks) (b) The effective use of germplasm is not without obstacles. Discuss.                                      (10 marks)

 

5           (a) Assume you have been invited by Enugu State Ministry of Agriculture to explain the various approaches that are adopted to control and manage biodiversity, what would

you say?                                                                                                                                           (15 marks) (b) what are the risks of using plant biotechnology in forest production?                                 (5 marks)

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6                Elaborate on the direct and in-direct causes of genetic erosion.                                          (20 marks)

 

7          (a) Explain how new advances in biotechnological have the potential to produce a variety

of products in the future.                                                                                                              (10 marks)

(b)  What are the levels of biodiversity?                                                                                        (5 marks) (c)  Enumerate on germplasm storage centres.                                                                           (5 marks)

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