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1. Families are characterised only on the basis of reproductive features of plant species 2. Lion, tiger, leopard is put along with cats and dogs in the family Felidae 3. Three different genera Solanum, Petunia and Datura are placed in the family Solanaceae

( a ) 1 and 3 are incorrect and 2 is correct
( b ) 1 and 2 are incorrect and 3 is correct
( c ) 2 and 3 are correct and 1 is incorrect
( d ) 1 and 2 are correct and 3 is incorrect
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Families are characterised on the basis of both vegetative and reproductive features of plant species. Among plants for example, three different genera Solanum, Petunia and Datura are placed in the family Solanaceae. Among animals for example, genus Panthera, comprising lion, tiger, leopard is put along with genus, Felis (cats) in the family Felidae. Similarly, if you observe the features of a cat and a dog, you will find some similarities and some differences as well. They are separated into two different families – Felidae and Canidae, respectively.
answered Mar 20, 2014 by pady_1
 

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