CSIR Life Sciences Notes

Diversity in the Living World

The Living World
Biological Classification – Five Kingdom System of Classification
The Plant Kingdom – Cryptogams and phanerogams
The Animal Kingdom: Non-Chordates and Chordates

Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants

Morphology of Flowering Plants
Anatomy of Flowering Plants
Structural Organisation in Animals

Cell Structure and Function

Cell: The Unit of Life
Cell Cycle and Cell Division

Plant Physiology

Transport in Plants
Mineral Nutrition
Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
Respiration in Plants
Plant Growth and Development

Human Physiology

Digestion and Absorption
Breathing and Exchange of Gases
Body Fluids and Circulation
Excretory Products and their Elimination
Locomotion and Movement
Neural Control and Coordination
Chemical Coordination and Integration

Reproduction in Plants and Humans

Reproduction in Organisms
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Human Reproduction
Reproductive Health

Genetics and Evolution

Principles of Inheritance and Variation
Molecular Basis of Inheritance

Biology and Human Welfare

Human Health and Disease
Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
Microbes in Human Welfare

Biotechnology and Its Applications

Biotechnology: Principles and Processes
Biotechnology and its Applications

Ecology and Environment

Organisms and Populations
Biodiversity and Conservation
Environmental Issues