Ed.CET 2011 Bio-Science Botany Pattern and Syllabus
Applications in the prescribed form are invited for Education Common Entrance Test (Ed.CET-2011) for selection of candidates for admission into B.Ed. regular course in Colleges of Education in Andhra Pradesh for the academic year 2011-2012.
BIO- SCIENCE: BOTANY (Marks: 50)
A) 1. Branches of Botany:
Virology, Phycology, Mycology, Lichenology, Bryology, Pteridology,
Palaeobotany, Histology, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Ecology, Taxonomy,
Embryology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Biotechnology, Microbiology.
B) Classification of Plant Kingdom:
2. Classification of plant kingdom and salient features of major groups (Algae, Fungi, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperms & Angiosperms) 3. Bentham & Hooker’s and Engler & Prantle’s systems of classifications ; Plant diversity in Angiosperm families – Annonaceae, Malvaceae, Capparidaceae, Rutaceae, Fabaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, Mimosaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Apiaceae, Rubiaceae, Asteraceae, Sapotaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Convolvulaceae, Acanthaceae,Lamiaceae, Amarantaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Orchidaceae, Liliaceae, Palmae and Poaceae.
4. Structure, replication and transmission of viruses and Mycoplasma ; Diseases caused by viruses in plants and humans.
5. Structure, nutrition and reproduction of bacteria ; useful bacteria , bacterial diseases of plants and Humans.
6. Structure, reproduction, life history and systematic position of Volcvox, Oedogonium,Chara, Vaucheria, Ectocarpus, and Polysiphonia ; General account of Bacillariophyceae & Economic importance of algae.
7. Structure, reproduction, life history and systematic position of Albugo, Mucor, Pencillium, Peziza, Puccinia, and Alternaria – plant diseases caused by Albugo, Puccinia and Alternaria
8. Structure, reproduction and economic importance of lichens.
D) Cell Biology:
9. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; structures and functions of cell organelles.
10. Cell division – mitosis and meiosis
E) Tissue organization and growth:
11. Tissues and tissue systems in plants ; Histological organization of apical meristems;Stellar evolution in Pteridophytes;
12. Primary structure and secondary growth in roots and stems of dicots and monocots; abnormal secondary growth ; internal structure of dicot and monocot leaves in relation to photosynthesis and water stress.
13. Water relations of plants:
Importance of water to plants; physical properties of water; Diffusion and Osmosis; Absorption and transport of water; Transpiration – physiology of stomata.
14. Nutrition in plants:
Autotrophism, heterotrophism and types ; Absorption of mineral elements by plants ; essential macro and micro elements and their role.
15. Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and regulating factors.
16. Nitrogen metabolism:
Biology of nitrogen fixation; importance of nitrate reductase and regulation; ammonium assimilation ; Protein synthesis; ID, 2D and 3D structure of proteins.
17. Lipid metabolism:
Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids; fatty acid biosynthesis; 6 – oxidation.
18. Growth and differentiation:
Seed germination and dormancy- influencing factors; kinetics of growth; plant hormones and mechanisms of action ; phytochromes and their role ; fruit development and ripening.
19. Respiration: types, mechanism and controlling factors.
G) Plant reproduction:
20. Types of reproduction — vegetative, asexual and sexual ; evolution of
sporophyte in Bryophytes ; Heterospory and seed habit in Pteridophytes.
21. Flower as a modified shoot; pollen-pistil interaction ; self incompatibility.
22. Microsporogenesis ; Megasporogenesis -Types of embryosacs; development of Mono-, bi- and tetrasporic types.
23. Endosperm types and development.
24. Development of dicot and monocot embryos; polyembryony.
H) Plant resources and their utilization:
25. Rice, wheat maize, potato, sugarcane, cotton, jute, G’nut, mustard, coconut, Teak, rosewood, sandalwood, Terminalia catapa, tea, coffee, rubber, spices and medicinal plants.
I) Plants and Environment:
26. Atmosphere (gaseous composition), water (properties of water cycle), light (global radiation & photosynthetically active radiation), temperature, soil (soil profile, physico- chemical properties), and biota.
27. Morphological, anatomical and physiological responses of plants to water (Hydrophytes & Xerophytes), temperature (Thermoperiodicity & Vernalization), light (Photoperiodism, Heliophytes, Sciophytes), and salinity.
1.Date of Commencement of Sale of Applications :07-03-2011
2.Last date for submission of filled-in Applications :23-04-2011
3.Test date Saturday (11:00 AM to 01:00 PM) : 04-06-2011
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Department of Education
IASE, Osmania University
Hyderabad - 500 007.
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