Designed for the undergraduate first-year students, this volume provides all the fundamentals of botany, along with relevant recent developments in the field. It helps build the conceptual framework of the subject in a concise manner, which enables students to understand and grasp the subject in a much easier way and thereby score well in their university examinations. This book will also be a great help while preparing for other competitive examinations.
Covers all important topics such as Viruses, Bacteria, Cyanobacteria, Mycoplasma, Algae, Fungi, Lichens, Bryophytes and Pteridophytes, Cell and Cell Organelles, Cell-cycle and Cell division, Nucleic acids and Chromosome Organisation, Genetic code, Gene expression and Protein synthesis, Gene regulation, Genetic variations, and Genetic inheritance
A dedicated chapter to common and latest tools and techniques used in the subject
Discover boxes interspersed all throughout the book - highlights interesting facts
Includes frequently asked questions from university examinations, multiple-choice questions, numerous diagrams and tables
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1: Diversity of Microbes & Cryptogams
2. Bacteria & Cyanobacteria
3. Thallophytes: Algae, Fungi & Lichens
Frequently asked descriptive questions of B.Sc. examination Multiple Choice Questions from PMT and other Competitive Examinations
Section 2: Cell Biology & Genetics
6. Cell and Cell Organelles: Structure and Functions
7. Cell Cycle
8. Nucleic Acids and Chromosome Organization
9. Genetic Code
10. Gene Expression and Protein Synthesis
11. Gene Regulation
12. Genetic Variations
13. Genetic Inheritance
14. Commonly used Tools and Techniques
Frequently asked descriptive questions of B.Sc. examination
Multiple Choice Questions from PMT and other Competitive Examinations
Appendix - A: Scientists who are said to be Fathers of Different Branches of Botany.
Appendix - B: Some Scientists and their Important Contributions
Appendix - C: Some Renowned Botanists of India
Appendix - D: Branches of Botany and Related Sciences.
Appendix - E: Some Common Abbreviations.
Appendix - F: Famous books of Botany and their authors.
Appendix - G: Some Research Organizations, Institutions and Gardens in India.
Appendix - H: Nobel Laureates in Botany & Related Disciplines.