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Paper II Continued
12. Gametogenesis in animals : Molecular events during fertilization, Cieavage patterns and fate maps, Concepts of determination, competence and induction, totipotency and nuclear transfer experiments : Cell differentiation and differential gene activity ; Morphogenetic determinants in egg cytoplasm ; Role of maternal contributions in early embryonic development ; Genetic regulations of early embryonic development in Drosophila ; Homeotic genes.
13. Feeding, learning, social and sexual behavior of animals ; Parental care; Circulation rhythms ; Mimicry ; Migration of fishes and birds ; Sociobiology; Physiological adaptation at high altitude.
14. Important human and veterinary parasites ( protozoans and halminths ) ; Life cycle and biology of Plasmodium, Trypanosoma ; Ascans, Wuchereria, Fasciola, Schistosoma and Leishmania ; Molecular, cellular and physiological basis of host – parasite interactions.
15. Arthropods and vectors of human diseases ( mosquitoes, lice, flies and tickes ) ; Mode of transmission of pathogens by vectors ; Chemical, biological and environmental control of anthropoid vectors ; Biology and control of chief insect pests of agricultural importance ; Plant host-insect interaction, insect pest management ; useful insects : Silkworm.
16. The law of DNA constancy and C-value paradox : Numerical, and structural changes in chromosomes ; Molecular basis of spontaneous and induced mutations and their role in evolution ; Environmental mutagenesis and toxicity testing ; Population genetics.
17. Structure of pro-and eukaryotic cells ; membrane structure and function ; Intracellular compartments, proteinsorting, secretory and endocytic pathways ; Cyloskeleton ; Nucleus ; Mitochondria and chloroplasts and their genetic organization ; cell cycle ; Structure and organization of chromatin, polytene and lamphrush chromosomes ; Dosage compensation and sex determination and sex-linked inheritance.
18. Interactions between environment and biota ; Concept of habitat and ecological niches ; Limiting factor ; Energy flow, food chain, food web and tropic levels ; Ecological pyramids and recycling, biotic community – concept, structure, dominance, fluctuation and succession ; N. P. C. and S cycles in nature.
19. Ecosystem dynamics and management ; Stability and complexity of ecosystems ; Speciation and extinctions ; Environmental impact assessment, Principles of conservation ; Conservation strategies ; Sustainable development.
20. Physico-chemical properties of water ; Kinds of acquatic habitats ( fresh water and marine ); Distribution of and impact of environmental factors on the aquatic biota ; Productivity mineral cycles and biodegradation in different aquatic ecosystems ; Fish and Fisheries of India with respect to the management of estuarine, coastal water systems and man-made reservoirs ; Biology and ecology of reservoirs.
21. Structure, classification, genetics, reproduction and physiology of bacteria and viruses ( of bacteria, plants and animals ) ; Mycoplasma protozoa and yeast ( a general accounts ).