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  • Vinblastin is anti-carcinogenic drug produced from Catharasithus.
  • Claviceps is an ergot fungi that causes ergot of rye. 
  • Achras zapota is evergreen tropical tree with edible fruit and hard wood.
  • Oviparous animals are animals that lay eggs, with little or no other embryonic development within the mother. This is the reproductive method of most fish, amphibians, reptiles, all birds, the monotremes, and most insects, molluscs, and arachnids. 
  •  Vivipary means development of the embryo inside the body of the mother, eventually leading to live birth, as opposed to laying eggs.   Hypogeal germination is a botanical term indicating that the germination of a plant takes place below the ground. An example of a plant with hypogeal germination is the pea (Pisum sativum). 
  • In biology, trinomial nomenclature refers to names for sub species below the rank of species. These names have three parts. -The first part indicates the genus, the second part indicates the species, and the third part is particular to the living thing (sub species). Eg. Human – Homo sapiens sapiens.