Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology

Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology

Authors : Dr. P S Verma & Dr. V K Agarwal

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About the Author

Dr. P S Verma :-
He is M.Sc., PhD, F.E.S.I. and F.A.Z, has immense teaching experience. He taught Zoology to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Meerut College, Meerut till 2000. Dr. Verma has engaged in active research, and also successfully guided several PhD students. He has to his credit publication of several research papers.
A celebrated author, Dr. Verma has written several books on Zoology. His books include Biology for Schools, and Biology for classes XI and XII (CBSE and ISC). He has also written several books for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His books have been very popular among the student community.
His famous books include Invertebrate Zoology, Chordate Zoology, Practical Zoology (Invertebrate), Practical Zoology (Chordate), Cell Biology, Genetics, Cytology, Chordate Embryology, Textbook of Biology for class IX, Textbook of Biology for classes XI and XII and ISC Biology for classes XI and XII.

Dr. V K Agarwal :-
MSc, PhD, has rich teaching experience of more than four decades at Meerut College, Meerut. He has taught subjects such as Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Chordate Embryology (Developmental Biology), Invertebrate Zoology, Chordate Zoology, Evolution, Ecology, Animal Behaviour (Ethology) to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Dr Agarwal has to his credit the authorship of several widely acclaimed books such as Cell Biology, Genetics, Chordate Embryology (Developmental Biology), Ecology (Environmental Biology), Ethology (Animal Behaviour), Zoology for Degree Students- BSc First Year (includes Invertebrate Zoology), Zoology for Degree Students-Semester III, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, and a multi-coloured edition of Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology. The author has also co-authored CBSE - IX Biology. He has also published few research papers on Insect Physiology and Toxicology.

About the Book

The revised edition of this bestselling textbook provides 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 labelled 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

Table of Content

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

• 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)

• Introduction • Development of the Idea of Organic Evolution • Direct Evidences of Evolution: Fossils • Indirect Evidences 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, Megaevolution, Punctuated Equilibria and Related Phenomena) • Isolation • Speciation • Barriers • Origin of Life

• 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