Zoology for Degree Students [B.Sc. (Hons.) Sem.-I, As per CBCS]

Zoology for Degree Students [B.Sc. (Hons.) Sem.-I, As per CBCS]

Authors : Dr. V K Agarwal

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About the Author

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

This textbook has been designed to meet the needs of B.Sc. (Hons.) First Semester students of Zoology as per the UGC Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). Comprehensively written, it explains the essential principles, processes and methodology of Acoelomate Non-Chordates along with Protista, and Ecology. This textbook is profusely illustrated with well-drawn labelled diagrams, not only to supplement the descriptions, but also for sound understanding of the concepts.

Salient Features

• Extensive coverage of Non-Chordates from Protista to Pseudocoelomata
• Exhaustive treatment of Minor Phyla (Rotifera, Sipuncula, Echiura, Ectoprocta and Brachiopoda)
• Discussion on current environmental issues such as Landscape Ecology, Agroecosystem, Ecological Footprints,  Conservation of Wildlife, Global Warming, Pollution and many more
• More than 100 boxed items throughout the text providing information on intricate terms or topics
• Engaging chapter-end exercises having more than 2200 questions to enhance and strengthen learning of the students

Table of Content

Part-I: Non-Chordates I: Protista to Pseudocoelomates (CC-I)
• Introduction • Protozoa: Characters, Classification and Types • Euglena (Phylum Protozoa) • Amoeba (Phylum Protozoa) • Paramecium (Phylum Protozoa) • Plasmodium (Malaria Parasite) (Phylum Protozoa) • Entamoeba Histolytica (Phylum Protozoa) • Locomotion in Protozoa • Reproduction in Protozoa • Protozoa and Disease • Phylum Porifera: Characters, Classification and Types • Scypha (Sycon) (Phylum Porifera) • Canal System in Sponges • Skeleton of Sponges • Affinities of Sponges (Porifera) and Origin of Metazoa • Phylum Cnidaria (Coelenterata): Characters, Classification and Types • Obelia (Phylum Cnidaria) • Polymorphism in Cnidaria • Corals and Coral Reefs • Phylum Ctenophora • Phylum Platyhelminthes: Characters, Classification and Types • Fasciola Hepatica (Liver Fluke) (Phylum Platyhelminthes) • Taenia Solium (Phylum Platyhelminthes) • Phylum Nematoda: Characters, Classification and Types • Ascaris (Phylum Nematoda) • Ancylostoma (Phylum Nematoda) • Wuchereria Bancrofti (Filaria) (Phylum Nematoda) • Parasitic Adaptations in Platyhelminthes (Flatworms) and Nematodes • Parasitic Nematodes of Humans and Plants • Minor Phyla

Part-II: Principles of Ecology (CC-II)
• Definition and History of Ecology • Autecology and Synecology • Levels of Organisation, Hierarchy and Biosphere • Environment: Atmosphere, Hydrosphers and Lithosphere • Abiotic Environmental Factors • Biotic Environmental Factors (Ecological Relationships) • Population (Population Ecology) • Community, Niche, Ecotone, Edge Effect and Bioindicators • Ecological Succession • Ecosystem: Structure and Function • Biogeochemical Cycles • Aquatic Ecosystems: Freshwater Communities • Aquatic Ecosystems: Marine Communities • Terrestrial Ecosystems: Realms and Biomes (Forests) • Landscape Ecology • Human Modified Ecosystems (Agroecosystems, Technoecosystems and Ecological Footprints) • Biodiversity • Wildlife of India and Endangered Species • Sanctuaries and National Parks of India • Wildlife Conservation • Pollution: Air Pollution • Water Pollution • Land Pollution and Noise Pollution • Radioactive Pollution