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June 18th, 2016, 12:36 PM
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Re: Syllabus of Botany Honours Of Calcutta University

As you want to do B.Sc. Botany (Honours) from Calcutta University and looking for its syllabus to do compare it with other university so on your demand here I am providing same for you :

PAPER I (THEORETICAL)
ALGAE
25 Marks (20 Periods)
1. General account :
1.1. Thallus organization, 1.2. Ultrastructure of Plastids and Flagella, 1.3. Origin and evolution of sex, 1.4. Life cycle
patterns.
2. Classification :
2.1. Classification by Lee (1999) upto division (phylum) with examples, 2.2. Salient features of Cyanophyceae,
Chlorophyceae , Charophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Xanthophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Rhodophyceae .
3. Blue Green Algae :
3.1. Ultrastructure of cell , 3.2. Heterocyst - structure and function, 3.3. Renaming as Cyanobacteria.
4. Diatom :
4.1. Cell structure, 4.2. Cell division, 4.3. Auxospore formation in Centrales and Pennales.
5. Life History :
5.1. Oedogonium , 5.2. Chara , 5.3. Ectocarpus , 5.4. Polysiphonia .
6. Economic Importance :
6.1. Food , 6.2. Phycocolloid (Agar-agar, Algin, Carrageenan), 6.3. Diatomite, 6.4. Algal Biotechnology – potential
of microalgae for SCP, β-carotene, Biofertilizer, Biodiesel; Principles of mass cultivation of microalgae; 6.5. Algal
toxins.
MICROBIOLOGY
25 Marks (20 Periods)
1. Virus :
1.1. Plant virus- types, 1.2. Transmission and translocation of Plant virus, 1.3. TMV- Physicochemical characteristics
and Multiplication, 1.4. One step growth curve, 1.5. Lytic cycle (T4 phage) and Lysogenic cycle (Lambda phage),
Significance of lysogeny, 1.6.Viroids and Prions.
2. Bacteria :
2.1. Distinguishing features of Archaea and Bacteria , 2.2. Characteristics of some major groups: Proteobacteria
(Enterobacteria), Firmicutes, Mollicutes, Actinobacteria, Spirochaetes, Chlamydiae, 2.3. Glycocalyx- nature and
function, 2.4.Flagella (ultrastructure) & Pilli, 2.5. Cell wall – chemical structure and differences between Gram +ve &
Gram – ve bacteria, 2.6. Bacterial genome and plasmid, 2.7. Endospore - formation , structure and function,
2.8.Genetic Recombination (a) Transformation – with special emphasis on Natural and Induced competence and DNA
uptake, (b) Conjugation─ F- factor, F+ X F−, Hfr X F−, concept of F', chromosome mobilization, (c) Transduction–
Generalised and specialized.
3. Applied Microbiology :
3.1. Industrial Production of Vinegar and Streptomycin (brief outline), 3.2. Microbial sources and uses of Enzyme
(Amylase,
Protease), Amino acid (Glutamic acid, Lysine), Polysaccharides (Dextran), 3.3. Use of microbes as
Biofertilizer and Biopesticides

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