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WBSU Botany General Syllabus

hi I am the student of B. Sc. 2nd year in West Bengal State University (WBSU) and I lost my botany (general) syllabus so can you please provide me the new syllabus also provide me the name of important topics by chapter wise of West Bengal State University (WBSU)
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B.Sc Botany Syllabus
4th December 2019, 03:33 PM
Re: WBSU Botany General Syllabus

Can you provide me the syllabus/course structure for B. Sc. Degree Course in Botany offered by WBSU (West Bengal State University)?
4th December 2019, 03:33 PM
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Re: WBSU Botany General Syllabus

The syllabus/course structure for B. Sc. Degree Course in Botany offered by WBSU (West Bengal State University) is as follows:

Paper - I Theoretical 1


1. General account: - 1.1 Thallus organization; 1.2 Ultra-structure of Plastid, Flagella and Flagellar roots; 1.3 Ultra-structure of Heterocyst and Nitrogen fixation; 1.4 Origin and Evolution of sex, and Alternation of Generations.
2. Classification: - 2.1 Classification by Bold & Wynne (1996) - upto class with characters and examples; 2.2 Salient features of Chlorophyceae, Charophyceae, Xanthophyceae, Phaeophyceae and Rhodophyceae.
3. Cyanophyceae: - 3.1 Ultra-structure of cell; 3.2 Reproduction; 3.3 Systematic position in the biological world.
4. Bacillariophyceae [Diatoms]: - 4.1 Salient feature and Cell structure; 4.2 Reproduction & Auxospore formation.
5. Thallus organization, Reproduction (including the development of zygote) and Alternation of Generations in - Oedogonium, Chara, Vaucheria, Laminaria and Polysiphonia.
6. Economic Importance: - 6.1 Food, Fodder & Phycocolloid (Agar-Agar, Algin & Carrageenan); 6.2 Diatomite; 6.3 Production of SCP & Biofertilizer; 6.4 Algal toxins.

Fungi & Lichen
1. General account: - 1.1 Habits; 1.2 Ultra-structure of cell; 1.3 Spore forms and spore liberation; 1.4 Homothallism & Heterothallism; 1.5 Anamorph, Teleomorph, Degeneration of sex and Parasexuality; 1.6 Aflatoxins; 1.7 Mycorrhiza – salient features, and role in agriculture and forestry.
2. Classification: - 2.1 Concept of Kingdoms - Protists/Protozoa, Stramenopila and Fungi/Mycota; 2.2 Classification of kingdom Fungi & Stramenopila, following Hawksworth et al. (1995), upto phylum with characters and examples.
3. Representatives of diverse groups: - 3.1 Reproduction, Life cycle pattern and systematic position (following any system prescribed after 1975) of the following genera - Synchytrium, Rhizopus, Ascobolus and Agaricus.
4. Lichen: - 4.1 Types; 4.2 Reproduction; 4.3 Economic importance. 4.4 Role of Lichens in plant succession and pollution monitoring.
5. Economic & Medicinal Importance: - 5.1 Mushrooms - Food value & binomials of the Indian cultivars of the genera - Agaricus, Calocybe, Pleurotus and Volvariella;
5.2 Fungal sources and uses of - SCP, Baker’s yeast, Ethanol, Citric acid, Tryptophan, -Amylase, Riboflavin, Griseofulvin, Nystatin and Cyclosporin; 5.3 Medical Mycology - Definition of Mycosis; Causal Organisms and Antibiotic used in the mycoses as ‘Ring worm’ or Trichophytosis and Candidiasis.

1. Microorganisms and study of Microbiology – Primary concept; 1.1 Classification of Microorganisms and Kingdoms of Prokaryotes (Prokaryotae) and Eukaryotes (G. E. Murray 1968 & R. H. Whittaker 1969)[Preliminary idea]; 1.2 Molecular basis of modern Classification, Signature Codons, Three Domain Concept of classification (Carl R. Woese 1978) and Concept of Universal Phylogenetic Tree (Norman R. Pace 1997) [Only basic concept].
2. Archaea: - 2.1 Characteristics (brief outline); 2.2 Cell wall; 2.3 Occurrence.
3. Bacteria: - 3.1 General features; 3.2 Bacterial Growth - Binary fission, Exponential growth & Growth curve (general pattern in a closed system with a single carbon source – single phase) 3.3 Chemical natures, ultra-structures and functions of Glycocalyx, Slime layer, Flagella, Pili, & Fimbriae; 3.4 Cell wall – chemical nature and differences between Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria; 3.5 Bacterial Genome and Plasmid; 3.6 Genetic Recombination – Transformation [general process, natural and induced competence & mechanism of DNA uptake], Conjugation [‘F’ factor, F+ & Hfr males, and chromosome mobilization] and Transduction [General concept and applicability]; 3.7 Bacterial Diversity – General concept and Systematic Position of the following groups: - Photosynthetic bacteria (blue-green, purple & green bacteria, concept of oxygenic and anoxygenic groups), Chlamydiae, Nitrogen fixing bacteria (symbiotic & non-symbiotic), Firmicutes & Mollicutes, Endospore forming bacteria & structure of Endospore, and Actinomycineae.
4. Viruses: - 4.1 Types of viruses and Plant viruses; 4.2 Transmission of plant virus; 4.3 TMV – physicochemical characteristics and its mode of multiplication; 4.4 T4 Phage – structure, infection and lytic cycle; 4.5 Lambda () Phage - mechanism & significance of Lysogeny; 4.6 Viroids and Prions.
5. Applied Bacteriology: - 5.1 Sources (names only) & uses of – Bacitracin, Neomycin, Streptomycin, Chloramphenicol, Amphotericin B, Amylase, Cellulase, Protease, Lysine, & Dextran; 5.2 Bacteria used (only names) in the production of Biofertilizer, Bio-gas & Bio-pesticides ; 5.3 Causal organisms (only names) of Cholera, Bacterial dysentery, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Tuberculosis, Plague and Pneumonia.

Plant Pathology
1. Terms and Definitions: - 1.1 Parasite, Pathogen & Vector; 1.2 Primary & Secondary inocula; 1.3 Infection; 1.4 Susceptibility & Virulence; 1.5 Symptoms; 1.6 Necrotroph & Biotroph; 1.7 Disease, Disease Triangle, Disease Cycle (monocyclic, polycyclic & polyetic); 1.8 Sporadic, Endemic, Epidemic & Pandemic diseases; 1.9 Koch’s Postulates.
2. Host - Parasite Interaction: - 2.1 Mechanism of Infection (Pre- & Post- penetration, Mechanical & Biochemical tools of the pathogens; 2.2 Role of Pathotoxins; 2.3 Host Defense - roles of Phytoalexins & Phytoanticipins; 2.4 Resistance - Acquired and Induced systemic resistance.
3. Disease Management: - 3.1 Management Planning; 3.2 Employing Methods (Chemical, Biological & Integrated); 3.3 Quarantine; 3.4 Disease Diagnosis and Disease forecasting (preliminary ideas)
4. Disease Study: - 4.1 Study of symptoms, causal organisms, disease cycles and control measures of the following diseases - (a) Tungro Virus disease of rice, (b) Bacterial Blight of rice, (c) Late Blig

Syllabus B. Sc. Degree Course in Botany WBSU (West Bengal State University)

Last edited by sumit; 4th December 2019 at 03:36 PM.

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