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CBSE Question Paper 2011 class 12 Biotechnology conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi in the month of March 2011. CBSE previous year question papers with solution are available in myCBSEguide mobile app and cbse guide website. The Best CBSE App for students and teachers is myCBSEguide which provides complete study material and practice papers to cbse schools in India and abroad.
CBSE Question Paper 2011 class 12 Biotechnology
Last Year Question Paper Class 12 Biotechnology 2011
- All questions are compulsory.
- There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in one question of two marks and two questions of five marks. You have to attempt only one of the choices in such questions.
- 1 to 6 are very short answer questions, carrying 1 mark each.
- 7 to 14 are short answer questions, carrying 2 marks each.
- 15 to 25 are also short answer questions, carrying 3 marks each.
- 26 to 28 are long answer questions, carrying 5 marks each.
- Use of calculators is not permitted. However, you may use log tables, if necessary.
1. Which method of measuring microbial growth will give most accurate representation of
2. Monoclonal antibody against CD-3 is an effective therapeutic agent in overcoming
kidney allograft rejection. How?
3. Why is liquid nitrogen used to store animal cells?
4. Which two properties makes virus good vectors?
5. Why is humulin considered better than pig insulin for treatment of diabetes?
6. If you are given a sequence of alphabets without any label, how will you find out whether it is RNA or protein?
7. Write four precautions one should take, to maximize protein stability during various purification steps.
8. Eukaryotic cells are often preferred for expression of eukaryotic proteins. Why?
9. Embryo rescue is needed in case of inter-generic or inter-species crosses in plants. Why?
10. Protoplast culture is gaining importance in plant biotechnology. Why?
11. CO2 incubators are used to grow animal cells in culture rather than regular BOD’s. Why?
Give two features to distinguish finite cell lines and continuous cell lines.
12. Calculate the generation time of a bacterial population in which the number of bacteria increases from 104/ml to 107/ml during four hours of exponential growth.
13. Mention two problems which make the downstream processing of recombinant proteins difficult and costly
14. Indicate the use of the following in microbial cell culture :
(a) olive oil
(b) baffle flask
15. (a) Explain, in brief, two types of non-covalent interactions found in proteins.
(b) Name two covalent interactions found in proteins.
16. What is the use of adding subtilisin to the laundry detergents? Why and how is the wild-type
subtilisin changed to the improved one which is used in detergents nowadays?
17. What are the four essential features of vectors ? Give two reasons why plasmid vectors are ideal for cloning
18. Represent various basic steps in r-DNA technology using labelled diagram.
19. Differentiate between primary and secondary metabolites. Name any two secondary metabolites produced through tissue culture.
20. What are the genetic engineering strategies used to create transgenic crops with following traits?
(a) Herbicide tolerance
(b) Insect resistance
(c) Virus resistance
21. In a genome sequence, are ‘in-silico’ prediction methods for gene number, accurate?
Suggest any two reasons.
22. How are fluorescent colours introduced into chromosomes ? Give a possible use of this
technique. Draw a suitable diagram of the same.
23. In animal cell culture, osmolarity of the culture medium has significant role in cell
growth and function. Justify. What ingredients decides osmolarity of the medium?
24. What are monoclonal antibodies? How hybridoma technology has been used to
produce monoclonal antibodies at commercially feasible level?
25. Draw flow chart to show steps for the isolation of an extracellular metabolite from
microbial culture, using an example.
26. (a) Even minor genetic variations in the coding regions of genes underlie differences
in our susceptibility to or protection from all kinds of diseases. What are these
genomic variations called ? Explain with an example such variations, associated
with any disease.
(b) Give two more applications of such variations present in the non-coding region of
Expand the term BLAST. Discuss the steps involved in comparison of DNA
sequences using this tool.
27. What are zymogens? Explain how the correct folding of enzyme chymotrypsin leads to
its function. Give examples of two more enzymes which use the same mechanism.
(a) How can it be proved that sickle cell anaemia results from an amino acid
substitution in haemoglobin ?
(b) Why does the shape of haemoglobin gets altered?
28. PCR technique has revolutionised modern biology. Briefly highlight the technique and
suggest how it can be used to detect the presence of pathogens.
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