Mumbai University Zoology Syllabus

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Academic Council 25/05/2011 Item No. 4.59

UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI

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)

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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)

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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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