Mumbai University Zoology Syllabus

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Academic Council 25/05/2011 Item No. 4.59


Syllabus for the F.Y.B.Sc. Program: B.Sc. Course : Zoology
(Credit Based Semester and Grading System with effect from the academic year 2011–2012)


F.Y.B.Sc. Zoology Syllabus Restructured for Credit Based and Grading System To be implemented from the Academic year 2010-2011
SEMESTER I Course Code UNIT I USZO101 II III I USZO102 II III USZO P1 TOPICS Diversity of Animal Kingdom I Life processes I Ecology Molecular basis of life I Biotechnology I Genetics 2 2 2 Credits L / Week 1 1 1 1 1 1 6

Practicals based on both courses in theory

SEMESTER II Course Code UNIT I USZO201 II III I USZOT202 II III USZO P2 TOPICS Diversity of Animal Kingdom II Life processes II Ethology
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1.2.2: Peptide bond 1.2.3: Structure of proteins: Primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary structure. 1.2.4: Biological role of proteins. 1.3: Carbohydrates 1.3.1: Nomenclature, isomerism and classification. 1.3.2: Glycosidic bond 1.3.3: Types of carbohydrates: Monosaccharides: Glucose, fructose, galactose Disaccharides: Maltose, sucrose, lactose Polysaccharides: Starch, glycogen, cellulose, chitin, heparin 1.3.4: Biological role of carbohydrates Unit II: Biotechnology – I 2.1: Concept of Biotechnology 2.1.1: Definition 2.1.2: An overview of achievements and scope. 2.2: Fundamentals of laboratory techniques in biotechnology 2.2.1: Safe handling of equipments 2.2.2: Sterilization techniques 2.2.3: Molecular separation techniques Principle and applications: Paper chromatography, TLC and Electrophoresis- Agarose and PAGE 2.3: Food biotechnology Applications of biotechnology in making bread, beer, wine, yogurt and cheese 2.4: Enzyme Technology 2.4.1: Enzymes as the meat tenderizer 2.4.2: Bio-detergents 2.4.3: Concept of enzyme immobilization (15 Lectures)


Unit III: Genetics (15 Lectures) 3.1: Gene and gene concepts, definition of gene and gene expression 3.2: Mendelian inheritance: i) Monohybrid and dihybrid cross, ii) Concept of dominance, iii) Exception to Mendelian inheritance: Incomplete dominance, co- dominance, interaction of genes: (Epistasis:

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