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Diversity in the Living World

The living world: What is living? Diversity in the living world; Taxonomic categories and taxonomical aids.

Biological Classification

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Five kingdom classification – Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia, Three domains of life (six kingdom classification), Viruses, Viroids, Prions & Lichens.

Science of Plants – Botany

Origin, Development, Scope of Botany and Branches of Botany. Plant Kingdom: Salient features, classification, and alternation of generations of the plants of the following groups- Algae, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms, and Angiosperms.

Structural Organisation in Plants- Morphology

Morphology of Flowering Plants Vegetative: Parts of a typical Angiospermic plant; Vegetative morphology and modifications Root, Stem and Leaf- types; Venation, Phyllotaxy. Reproductive: Inflorescence – Racemose, Cymose, and special types. Flower: Parts of a flower and their detailed description; Aestivation, Placentation. Fruits: Types- True, False and parthenocarpic fruits.

Reproduction in Plants

Modes of Reproduction: Asexual reproduction, binary fission, Sporulation, budding, fragmentation, vegetative propagation in plants, Sexual reproduction, Overview of the angiosperm life cycle. Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants: Stamen, microsporangium, pollen grain. Pistil, megasporangium (ovule) and embryo sac; Development of male and female gametophytes. Pollination – Types, agents, outbreeding devices and Pollen – Pistil interaction. Double Fertilization; Post fertilization events: Development of endosperm and embryo; development of seed, Structure of Dicotyledonous and Monocotyledonous seeds, Significance of fruit and seed. Special modes – Apomixis, parthenocarpy, polyembryony.

Plant Systematics

Taxonomy of angiosperms: Introduction. Types of Systems of classification. Semi-Technical description of a typical flowering plant. Description of Families: Fabaceae, Solanaceae, and Liliaceae.

Cell Structure and Function

Cell – The Unit of Life: Cell-Cell theory and cell as the basic unit of life- overview of the cell. Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells, Ultra Structure of Plant cell (structure in detail and functions in brief), Cell membrane, Cell wall, Cell organelles: Endoplasmic reticulum, Mitochondria, Plastids, Ribosomes, Golgi bodies, Vacuoles, Lysosomes, Microbodies, Centrosome and Centriole, Cilia, Flagella, Cytoskeleton, and Nucleus. Chromosomes: Number, structural organization; Nucleosome. Biomolecules: Structure and Function of Proteins, Carbohydrates, Lipids, and Nucleic acids. Cell Cycle and Cell Division: Cell Cycle, Mitosis, Meiosis – significance.

Internal Organisation of Plants

Histology and Anatomy of Flowering Plants: Tissues – Types structure and functions: Meristematic; Permanent tissues – Simple and Complex tissues. Tissue systems – Types, structure, and function: Epidermal, Ground and Vascular tissue systems. Anatomy of Dicotyledonous and Monocotyledonous plants – Root, Stem, and Leaf. Secondary growth in Dicot stem and Dicot root.

Plant Ecology

Ecological Adaptations, Succession, and Ecological Services: Introduction. Plant communities and Ecological adaptations: Hydrophytes, Mesophytes, and Xerophytes. Plant succession. Ecological services – Carbon fixation, Oxygen release and pollination (in brief).

Plant Physiology

Transport in Plants: Means of Transport- Diffusion, Facilitated Diffusion, Passive symports and antiports, Active Transport, Comparison of Different Transport Processes, Plant Water Relations- Water Potential, Osmosis, Plasmolysis, Imbibition, Long Distance Transport of Water- Water Movement up a Plant, Root Pressure, Transpiration pull, Transpiration Opening and Closing of Stomata, Transpiration and Photosynthesis – a compromise, Uptake and Transport of Mineral Nutrients- Uptake of Mineral Ions, Translocation of Mineral Ions, Phloem Transport: Flow from Source to Sink-The Pressure Flow or Mass Flow Hypothesis.

Mineral Nutrition

Methods to Study the Mineral Requirements of Plants, Essential Mineral Elements-Criteria for Essentiality, Macronutrients, Micronutrients, Role of Macro- and Micronutrients, Deficiency Symptoms of Essential Elements, Toxicity of Micronutrients, Mechanism of Absorption of Elements, Translocation of Solutes, Soil as Reservoir of Essential Elements, Metabolism of Nitrogen-Nitrogen Cycle, Biological Nitrogen Fixation, Symbiotic nitrogen fixation, Nodule Formation.


Chemical Reactions, Enzymatic Conversions, Nature of Enzyme Action, Factors Affecting Enzyme Activity, Temperature, and pH, Concentration of Substrate, Classification and Nomenclature of Enzymes, Co-factors. Photosynthesis in Higher Plants: Early Experiments, Site of Photosynthesis, Pigments involved in Photosynthesis, Light Reaction, The Electron Transport-Splitting of Water, Cyclic and Noncyclic Photo-phosphorylation, Chemiosmosis Hypothesis, Biosynthetic phase The Primary Acceptor of CO2, The Calvin Cycle, The C4 Pathway, Photorespiration, and Factors affecting Photosynthesis.

Respiration of Plants

Cellular respiration, Glycolysis, Fermentation, Aerobic Respiration – Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle, Electron Transport System (ETS) and Oxidative Phosphorylation, The Respiratory Balance Sheet, Amphibolic Pathway, Respiratory Quotient. Plant Growth and Development: Growth- Plant Growth, Phases of Growth, Growth Rates, Conditions for Growth, Differentiation, Dedifferentiation and Redifferentiation, Development, Plant Growth Regulators- Discovery, Physiological effects of Plant Growth Regulators, Auxins, Gibberellins, Cytokinins, Ethylene, Abscisic acid, Seed Dormancy, Photoperiodism, Vernalisation.


Bacteria: Morphology of Bacteria, Bacterial cell structure – Nutrition, Reproduction-Sexual Reproduction, Conjugation, Transformation, Transduction, The importance of Bacteria to Humans. Viruses: Discovery, Classification of Viruses, the structure of Viruses, Multiplication of Bacteriophages – The lytic cycle, The Lysogenic Cycle, Viral diseases in Plants, Viral diseases in Humans.


Principles of Inheritance and Variation: Mendel’s Experiments, Inheritance of one gene (Monohybrid Cross)-Back cross and Test cross, Law of Dominance, Law of Segregation or Law of purity of gametes, Deviations from Mendelian concept of dominance – Incomplete Dominance, Co-dominance, Explanation of the concept of dominance, Inheritance of two genes- (Dihybrid Cross) Law of Independent Assortment, Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance, Linkage and Recombination, Mutations, Significance of mutations.

Molecular Biology

Molecular Basis of inheritance: The DNA- Structure of Polynucleotide Chain, Packaging of DNA Helix, The Search for Genetic Material, Transforming Principle, Biochemical Characterisation of Transforming Principle, The Genetic Material is DNA, Properties of Genetic Material (DNA versus RNA), RNA World, Replication – The Experimental Proof, The Machinery, and the Enzymes. Transcription-Transcription Unit, Transcription Unit and the Gene, Types of RNA and the process of Transcription. Genetic Code-Mutations and Genetic Code, tRNA- the Adapter Molecule, Translation, Regulation of Gene Expression-The Lac Operon.


Principles and Processes of Biotechnology: Principles of Biotechnology-Construction of the first artificial recombinant DNA molecule, Tools of Recombinant DNA Technology Restriction Enzymes, Cloning Vectors, Competent Host (For Transformation with Recombinant DNA), Processes of Recombinant DNA Technology- Isolation of the Genetic Material (DNA), Cutting of DNA at Specific Locations, Separation and isolation of DNA fragments, Insertion of isolated gene into a suitable vector, Amplification of Gene of Interest using PCR,

Insertion of Recombinant DNA into the Host, Cell/Organism, Selection of Transformed host cells, Obtaining the Foreign Gene Product, Downstream Processing. Biotechnology and its applications: Biotechnological Applications in Agriculture-Bt Cotton, Pest Resistant Plants, Other applications of Biotechnology – Insulin, Gene therapy, Molecular Diagnosis, ELISA, DNA fingerprinting, Transgenic plants, Bio-safety and Ethical issues- Biopiracy.

Plants, Microbes and Human Welfare

Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production: Plant Breeding- What is Plant Breeding? Wheat and Rice, Sugarcane, Millets, Plant Breeding for Disease Resistance, Methods of breeding for disease resistance, Mutation, Plant Breeding for Developing Resistance to Insect Pests, Plant Breeding for Improved Food Quality, Single Cell Protein (SCP), Tissue Culture.

Microbes in Human Welfare

Microbes in Household Products, Microbes in Industrial Products-Fermented Beverages, Antibiotics, Chemicals, Enzymes and other Bioactive Molecules, Microbes in Sewage Treatment, Primary treatment, Secondary treatment or Biological treatment, Microbes in Production of Biogas, Microbes as Biocontrol Agents, Biological control of pests and diseases, Microbes as Biofertilizers, Challenges posed by Microbes.

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