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DU PG M.Sc Botany Syllabus I II III IV Semester


DU PG M.Sc Botany Syllabus I II III IV Semester:

The University Of Delhi (DU) has released the detailed syllabus for the Post Graduate PG Master of Science in the Botany Subject for the First, Second, Third & Fourth Semester Examination for the academic Session 2015-16.

Delhi Univ M.Sc Botany Ist|IInd|IIIrd|IVth Semester Syllabus 2015

DU PG M.Sc Botany Syllabus I II III IV Semester

The University of Delhi (DU) has following Syllabus for the M.Sc Botany which are as below:

Semester- I

CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

  • Introduction to modern tools and techniques of cell biology
  • Advances in light and electron microscopy
  • Techniques supplementing microscopy
  • Cell components and their functions
  • Cell multiplication and turnover: cell cycle and apoptosis
  • Gene structure, regulation and expression in eukaryotes
  • Gene and promoter architecture,
  • Cistrons
  • Regulatory sequences enhancers and their mechanism of action
  • DNA replication
  • Transcription – RNA polymerases
  • Organellar genomes

GENETICS AND CYTOGENETICS

  • Microbial Genetics
  • Mendelian and Non-Mendelian Inheritance
  • Eukaryotic Genome:
  • Recombination in Eukaryotes
  • Mutation
  • Developmental genetics
  • Cytogenetic

PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

  • Enzymes and bioenergetics
  • Protein structure
  • Sensory Photobiology
  • Plant hormones and other growth regulators

Semester-II:

DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

  • Algae: Habitat diversity, thallus organization, cell structure and reproduction
  • Archegoniatae
  • Vascular plants
  • Meristems
  • Patterns of cell fate
  • Determination and lineage in root and shoot
  • Leaf growth and differentiation; secondary growth
  • Development of flower
  • Developmental biology of male and female gametophytes
  • Pollen-pistil interaction
  • Embryogenesis and seed development

SYSTEMATICS, EVOLUTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

  • Systematic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Environmental Science

PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY AND RESOURCE UTILIZATION

  • Plant tissue culture
  • Plant resource utilization

PATHOGENS AND PESTS OF CROP PLANT

  • General characteristics of plant pathogenic organisms and pests including viruses
  • Life cycles
  • Nature of disease(s) and damage caused
  • Host range
  • Control mechanisms based on genetics, chemical treatments, biological control and
  • Genetic engineering

Semester-III:

ALGAE, ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN WELFARE

  • Diversity and distribution of the algae
  • Classification
  • Algal Biotechnology
  • Industrial Phycology

MICROBES AND MICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY

  • General Microbiology
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Food and Industrial Microbiology

ADVANCES IN ARCHEGONIATAE

  • Pteridophytes
  • Gymnosperms

PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY

  • Introduction to ecology
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Environmental concepts
  • Competition and coexistence
  • Nature of ecosystem
  • Production
  • Food webs
  • Energy flow through ecosystem
  • Environmental Stresses and their management
  • Biodiversity – assessment

EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

  • Biological diversity
  • Microevolution
  • Macroevolution
  • Biodiversity

BIOINFORMATICS, COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY AND BIO STATISTICS

  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Databases
  • Biostatistics
  • Exploration and presentation of data
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Probability
  • Estimating and comparing means

GENOMICS AND PROTEOMICS

  • Genomics
  • Proteomics
  • Fundamentals of Immunology
  • Immunity in Health & Disease

Semester-IV

IN VITRO TECHNOLOGIES AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

  • Micro propagation (via organogenesis and embryogenesis) of floricultural, agricultural and
  • Pharmaceutical crops: Orchids, Chrysanthemum, Gerbera, Carnation, Anthodium,
  • Bamboos, Spilanthes, Stevia, Psoralea, Chickpea and elite tree species of national
  • Importance
  • Germplasm conservation in vitro
  • Factors responsible for in vitro and ex vitro hardening

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF FLOWERING PLANTS

  • Modes of Reproduction
  • Male gametophyte
  • Female gametophyte
  • Plant-pollinator interactions and breeding systems
  • Fruit biology
  • Seed biology

MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS OF PLANTS WITH SYMBIONTS, PATHOGENS AND PESTS

  • Recent advances in symbiotic interaction with plant with special references to mycorrhiza and plant interaction.
  • Recent advances in parasitic interaction between plants and parasitic plants

ADVANCED GENETICS AND PLANT BREEDING

  • Origin and history of crop plants
  • Biological diversity and genetic variation
  • Genetic system and breeding methods
  • Sources of variation
  • Plant genome and crop improvement

ADVANCED PLANT SYSTEMATICS

  • Plant systematic
  • Taxonomic History
  • Systematic evidence

CONTEMPORARY CONCEPTS AND METHODS IN CELL BIOLOGY

  • Cell Wall
  • Biological membranes

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