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Theory Paper - I Microbial Diversity, Cryptogams and Gymnosperms Syllabus
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Syllabus of Kakatiya University Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Botany - Year I - Theory Paper - I Microbial Diversity, Cryptogams and Gymnosperms From the Academic Year 2008-09

Important Note: This Syllabus is common for BSc Students of Andhra University, Kakatiya University & Osmania University admitted from the year 2008-09

Paper - I: Microbial Diversity, Cryptogams and Gymnosperms

(Total Hours of Teaching: 120 @ 4 h / Week)

Unit - I: Evolution of Life and Diversity of Microbes (30 h)

1. Origin and evolution of Life - an outline. (2 h)

2. Viruses: Structure, replication and transmission; plant diseases caused by viruses and their control. (8 h)

3. Bacteria: Structure, nutrition, reproduction and economic importance. An outline of Plant diseases of important crop plants caused by bacteria and their control. (8 h)

4. Brief account of Archaebacteria, Chlamydia, Actinomycetes and Mycoplasma. (4 h)

5. Cyanobacteria: Cell structure, thallus organisation and their prospecting (uses) – Biofertilizers. Structure and life history of Oscillatoria, Nostoc and Anabaena. (8 h)

Unit - II: Algae and Fungi (32 h)

6. Algae: General account, thallus organisation, structure, reproduction, classificationand economic importance. (4 h)

7. Structure, reproduction, life history and systematic position of Oedogonium, Coleochaete, Chara, Ectocarpus and Polysiphonia. (12 h)

8. Fungi: General characters, classification and economic importance. (3 h)

9. Structure, reproduction and life history of Albugo, Saccharomyces, Penicillium, Puccinia, Alternaria,. General account of plant diseases caused by Fungi and their control. (10 h)

10. Lichens: Structure and reproduction; ecological and economic importance. (3 h)

Unit - III: Bryophyta and Pteridophyta (32 h)

11. Bryophytes: General characters, classification and alternation of generations. (3 h)

12. Structure, reproduction, life history and systematic position of Marchantia, Anthoceros and Polytrichum. Evolution of Sporophyte in Bryophytes. (10 h)

13. Pteridophytes: General characters, classification, alternation of generations and evolution of sporophtyte. (5 h)

14. Structure, reproduction, life history and systematic position of Rhynia, Lycopodium, Equisetum and Marsilea. (12 h)

15. Evolution of stele, heterospory and seed habit in Pteridophytes. (2 h)

Unit - IV: Gymnosperms and Palaeobotany (26 h)

16. Gymnosperms: General characters, structure, reproduction and classification. (4 h)

17. Morphology of vegetative and reproductive parts, systemic position, life history of Pinus and Gnetum (8 h)

18. Distribution and economic importance; endangered Gymnosperms. (4 h)

19. Palaeobotany: Introduction, Fossils and fossilization; Geological time scale; Importance of fossils. (6 h)

20. Bennettitales: General account (4 h)

Suggested Readings:

Alexopolous, J. and W. M. Charles. 1988. Introduction to Mycology. Wiley Eastern, New Delhi.

Mckane, L. and K. Judy. 1996. Microbiology – Essentials and Applications. McGraw Hill, New York.

Pandey, B. P. 2001. College Botany, Vol. I: Algae, Fungi, Lichens, Bacteria, Viruses, Plant Pathology, Industrial Microbiology and Bryophyta. S. Chand & Company Ltd, New Delhi.

Pandey, B. P. 2006. College Botany, Vol. II: Pteridophyta, Gymnosperms and Paleobotany. S. Chand & Company Ltd, New Delhi.

Pandey, B. P. 2007. Botany for Degree Students: Diversity of Microbes, Cryptogams, Cell Biology and Genetics. S. Chand & Company Ltd, New Delhi.

Sambamurthy, A. V. S. S. 2006. A Textbook of Plant Pathology. I. K. International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

Sambamurthy, A. V. S. S. 2006. A Textbook of Algae. I. K. International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

Sharma, O. P. 1992. Textbook of Thallophyta. McGraw Hill Publihing Co., New Delhi.

Sporne, K. R. 1965. Morphology of Gymnosperms. Hutchinson Co., Ltd., London.

Thakur, A. K. and S. K. Bassi. 2008. A Textbook of Botany: Diversity of Microbes and Cryptogams. S. Chand & Company Ltd, New Delhi.

Vashishta, P. C., A. K. Sinha and Anil Kumar. 2006. Botany - Pteridophyta (Vascular Cryptogams). S. Chand & Company Ltd, New Delhi.

Vashishta, B. R., A. K. Sinha and V. P. Singh. 2008. Botany for Degree Students: Algae. S. Chand & Company Ltd, New Delhi.

Vashishta, B. R., A. K. Sinha and Adarsha Kumar. 2008. Botany for Degree Students: Bryophyta. S. Chand & Company Ltd, New Delhi.

Vashishta, P. C., A. K. Sinha and Anil Kumar. 2006. Botany for Degree Students: Gymnosperms. S. Chand & Company Ltd, New Delhi.

Vashishta, B. R. 1990. Botany for Degree Students: Fungi, S. Chand & Company Ltd, New Delhi.

Watson, E. V. 1974. The structure and life of Bryophytes, B. I. Publications, New Delhi.

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