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Which one of the following is not a correct statement?
  1. Herbarium houses dried, pressed and preserved plant specimens.
  2. A museum has a collection of photographs of plants and animals.
  3. Key is a taxonomic aid for identification of specimens.
  4. Botanical gardens have collections of living plants for reference.
     


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The correct option is B A museum has a collection of photographs of plants and animals.
A museum has a collection of preserved plants and animals specimens and not just the photographs of the plants and animals.Botanical gardens, museum, herbarium and keys are various taxonomical aids that help in the identification of organisms. 
A botanical garden has a collection of living plants along with their several details for reference. A key consists of a contrasting character  called a couplet. It represents the choice made between two opposite options.Every statement  in a key is called a lead.The plant specimens are dried, pressed, preserved and labelled on the herbarium sheets. These herbarium sheets are stored in a herbarium.
 

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