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University of Madras - Syllabus of Bachelor of Science (BSc) Botany - Allied Botany - Paper-II

(Effective from the Academic Year 2003-2004)



Unit - I: Taxonomy

General outline of Bentham and Hookers system of classification Study of the range of characters and plants of economic importance in the following families: Annonaceae, Fabaceae, Rubiaceae, Apocynaceae, Euphorbiaceae and Liliaceae.

Unit - II: Embryology

Structure of mature anther. Structure of mature ovule its types. Structure of pollengrain. Development of male gametophyte. Fertilization.

Unit - III: Plant Physiology

Absorption of water Physiological role of micro and macro elements - their deficiency symptoms Photosynthesis -- light reaction - Calvin cycle Respiration -. Glycolysis Kreb's cycle - electron transport system. Nitrogen cycle. Growth hormones - auxins gibberellins and cytokinins - their applications -Tissue culture - its significance

Unit - IV: Ecology

Ecosystem -- definition - basic components of ecosystem examples of ecosystem fresh water ecosystem. Energy flow in ecosystem trophic level. Food chain - food web. Environmental pollution. Major pollutants types of pollution air pollution. water pollution, soil pollution - control measures.

Unit - V : Genetics

Mendelism - monohybrid and dihybrid crosses - imbreeding and outbreeding.

Practical (2 hrs)

1. To describe in technical terms, plants belonging to any of the families prescribed and to identify the family
2. To dissect a flower,, construct floral diagram and write floral formula
3. To make suitable micropreparations. describe and identify materials of Algae, Fungi, Bryophyte, Pteridophyte, Gymnosperm and Angiosperm. prescribed
4. To describe simple experimental setup in plant physiology section of the syllabus

Books Suggested

1. General botany - Vol I & II, Ganguly A.K and Kurnar N .C, Emkay Publications, Delhi
2. Systematic Botany, Dutta S.C. Wiley Eastern Limited, New Delhi
3. Introductory Botany, Ashok Bendre and Pande, P.C Rastogi Publications, Meerut
4. Concepts of Cell Biology, Verma P.S and Agarwal V.K, S .Chand & Co, Rain Nagar, New Delhi
5. Elements of Ecology, Sharma P.D, Rastogi Publications, Meerut
6. Ancillary Botany, Rao K.N. Krishnamoorthy K.V, Rao G. S.Viswanathan pvt Ltd, Madras
7. Basic Biotechnology, Rev.Fr.Dr.Ignacirnuthu, S.J. Tata McGraw hill Publicaiton Co. new Delhi
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