PAPER I (Marks-100)
INVERTEBRATE AND CHORDATE ZOOLOGY
The candidates will be required to attempt five questions
- three from Part - A and two from Part - B.
PART - A
General organization (general morphology, mode of life adaptations life
cycles and economic importance) of the following groups with special reference
to the topics mentioned in each group
Protozoa: Parasitism, conjugation and autogamy, medical importance.
Porifera: Canal system, skeletal structures and their taxonomic value,
position of porifera in the Animal Kingdom.
Coelenterata: Polymorphism; measenteries corals and coral reefs.
Platyhelminthes: Parastic adaptations, medical importance
Nematoda: Medical importance.
Anneilda: Coelom, metamerism,
Mollusca: Shell, modifications of foot, feeding, respiration, shell fishery,
Arthropoda: Appendages, feeding: respiration, larvae.
Echinodermata: Skeleton, water vascular system, larvae.
PART - B
Origin; comparative account of skeleton, circulatory, excretory
and nervous systems, development (egg types, cleavage, blastula and gastrula,
germ layer/formation, embryonic membranes and placentation) natural history
(mode of life, migration, adaptations, biting mechanism of snakes).
PAPER - II (Marks 100)
The candidates will be required to attempt at least one question from each
Part - A
Cell Biology: Morphology. Chemical composition and functions of nucleus,
nuclear inclusions and cytoplasmic organelles, protein synthesis and molecular
genetics. mechanism of mitosis and meiosis.
Part - B
General Physiology: Respiration, respiratory mechanism, respiratory pigments,
transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide, circulation : haemodynamics, control
of cardiovascular system, nutrition: modes of nutrition, digestion and assimilation
of food stuff, Excretion: nature and sources of substances excreted, modes
of excretions, Nervous system, nerve impulses, Hormones and their biological
Part - C
Genetics: Mendelian principles, multiple alleles, interaction of genes:
linkage and crossing over, mapping of genes, sex determination and sex linkage,
mutations, chromosoinal aberrations, gene concept.
Part - D
Evolution: Origin of life, organic diversity, theories to account for organic
diversity, Phylogeny and ontogeny, species concept, mechanism of evolution,
modem concept of natural selection, evolutionary trends.
Part - E
Ecology : Concept of ecosystem, biogeochemical cycles, animal adaptations
to major habitats, environmental pollution and its effect on life.
|A Text Book of Zoology (Invertibrate)
||Parker and Haswell
|Comprative Anatomy of the vertebates
||George C. Kent
||Hegner and Engemann
|Cell structure and Functuion(Eighth)
||Loewy and siekevitz
|Cell and Molecular Biolohgy(Eighth Edition)
||De-Robbertis. E.O.D. & De-Robertis.EMF.
|Fundamentals of Ecology
|Principles of Genetics
|Introduction to Evolution
|Text Book of Medical Physiology
|Moleculr Biology of Gene