Competitive Exams: Miscellaneous Information in Biology

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RQ = CO2/O2

  • Carboxylic Acid – More than 1
  • Carbohydrate – 1
  • Herbivore – 0.96
  • Protein – 0.8 - 0.9
  • Fat – 0.7
  • Mixed diet – 0.85
  • Omnivore – 0.8
  • Carnivore – 0.675
  • Succulents – Zero (night) more than 1 (day)
  • Anaerobic respiration - infinity
  • Flag effect – tundra plant
  • N (nitrite) prevent growth of organism Causing botulism
  • Cosmolozoic theory – Richter
  • Cosmic Pansperming Theory – Arrhenius
  • Oparin (Russian) – β€˜Origin of life’
  • Haldane – hot dilute soup of organic substances

Excretory Organ

  • Arachnida – Coxal gland
  • Pigeon – Hypoxanthin
  • Hame cell – planaria
  • Green glands – prawn
  • Bird – Omithic Acid
  • Spider – Guanine
  • Terrestrial – Urea
  • Bird/reptile – uric acid
  • Aquatic – ammonia

Modifications in Leaf Structure

  • Phylloclade – stem – Leaf (opuntia)
  • Phyllode – petiole – leaf e. g. Acacia auriculiformis
  • Cladode – Rescue, asparagus internode

Reversible Inhibitors

  • Carbamates
  • Physostigmine
  • Neo quinine
  • Edrophonium
  • Acridine
  • Tacrine

Irreversible Inhibitors

  • Organophosphate
  • DFP
  • Parathion
  • Malathion
  • Echothiophate
  • Tabum (nerve agent)
  • Sarin (nerve agent)
  • Soman (nerve agent)
  • Carbamates
  • Carbaryl (Sevin)
  • Proporam (Baygon)

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