Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology

The revised edition of this bestselling textbook provides the latest and detailed account of vital topics in biology, namely, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, and Ecology. The treatment is very exhaustive as the book devotes exclusive parts to each topic, yet in a simple, lucid, and concise manner. Simplified and well-labeled diagrams and pictures make the subject interesting and easy to understand. It is developed for students of B.Sc. Pass and Honours courses, primarily. However, it is equally useful for students of M.Sc. Zoology, Botany, and Biosciences. Aspirants of medical entrance and civil services examinations would also find the book extremely useful.

Key Features :
• Discussion on new topics such as Genetic Engineering (Biotechnology) and Immunology added
• Over 700+ figures and images for effective understanding of the concepts
• Over 600+ revision questions to help students evaluate their knowledge

Cell Biology
• Introduction • Techniques in Cell Biology • Cell • Cytoplasmic Matrix (Chemical Organization of the Cell) • Plasma Membrane and Cell Wall • Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) • Golgi Apparatus • Lysosomes • Microbodies: Peroxisomes and Glyoxysomes • Mitochondria • Plastids (Chloroplasts, Photosynthesis, and Vacuoles) • Nucleus • Chromosomes • Ribosomes • Cytoskeleton: Microtubules, Microfilaments and Intermediate Filaments • Centrioles and Basal Bodies • Cilia and Flagella • Cell Growth and Cell Division (Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Meiosis) • Reproduction • Gametogenesis • Fertilization • Parthenogenesis • Growth

Genetics
• Introduction • Genetical Terminology • Mendel and His Work • Genetic Interaction and Lethal Genes • Quantitative Genetics (Inheritance of Multiple Genes) • Inbreeding, Outbreeding and Hybrid Vigour • Linkage • Crossing Over • Genetic and Cytological Mapping of Chromosomes • Multiple Alleles • Fine Structure of Gene • Sex-linked Inheritance • Determination of Sex and Sex Differentiation • Chromosomal Mutation-I (Cytogenetics: Changes in Structure of Chromosome) • Chromosomal Mutation-II (Cytogenetics: Changes in Chromosome Number) • Gene Mutation • Cytoplasmic or Extra-Nuclear Inheritance • Human Genetics • Eugenics, Euphenics, and Genetic Engineering • Transposable Genetic Elements (Jumping or Mobile Genes)

Molecular Biology
• Introduction • Identification of the Genetic Materials • Chemical Nature of Genetic Materials (i.e., DNA and RNA) • Replication of DNA • Non-genetic Ribonucleic Acid (RNA and Transcription) • Genetic Code • Protein Synthesis • Regulation of Gene Action • Genetic Engineering (Isolation, Sequencing, Synthesis of Gene and DNA Fingerprinting) • Immunology • Genetic Recombination and Gene Transfer (Bacterial Conjugation, Transformation, Transduction, Episomes, and Plasmids)

Evolution
• Introduction • Development of the Idea of Organic Evolution • Direct Evidence of Evolution: Fossils • Indirect pieces of evidence of Evolution • Theories of Organic Evolution (Lamarckism, Darwinism, Modern Synthetic Theory, Germplasm Theory and Mutation Theory) • Selection in Action (Examples and Types of Natural Selection) • Population Genetics and Evolution • Evolution above Species Level (Adaptation, Adaptive Radiation, Microevolution, Macroevolution, Mega evolution, Punctuated Equilibria and Related Phenomena) • Isolation • Speciation • Barriers • Origin of Life

Ecology
• Introduction • Ecology in India • Environment • Abiotic Environmental Factors • Biotic Environmental Factors • Population (Population Ecology) • Biotic Communities (Community Ecology: Communities, Niche and Bio Indicators) • Ecological Succession • Ecosystem: Structure and Function • Biogeochemical Cycles • Aquatic Ecosystems: Freshwater Communities • Aquatic Ecosystems: Estuaries and Marine Communities • Terrestrial Ecosystems • Pollution (Environmental Pollutants and Toxicology) • Ecology and Human Welfare (Natural Resource Ecology: Natural Resources, Conservation, and Management) • Wild Life Management • Biogeography (Distribution of Animals and Plants) • Adaptations (Aquatic Adaptations, Volant Adaptations, and Desert Adaptations) • Indices

About Book

Paperback: 1296 pages
Publisher: S Chand; Reprint Edn. 2006 edition (1 September 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9788121924429

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