Life Sciences

BT 1010Life Sciences2--2SLS

Course Overview- Evolution & Origin of Life, Theories for origin of life –Darwinian selection, Diversity of Life; Cell structure- Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cell Structures, Functions of Organelles, Mitosis and Meiosis; Classical Genetics – Mendel’s laws and Patterns of Inheritance.

Structures of Bio-molecules – DNA, RNA, Protein, Carbohydrates and Lipids; Molecular Genetics – Overview of Information Flow in Biological Systems; Techniques in Cell & Molecular biology

Structure and Regulation of Cellular Metabolism; Energy Flow – Photosynthesis, Cell Respiration, Cellular Oxidation of Glucose; Membrane biology – Cellular Transport and Signal Processing
Overview of Developmental Biology, Human physiology, Behavioral biology.

Text Books:
1. Life: the Science of Biology – William K. Purves, David Sadava, Gordon H. Orians, H. Craig Heller. 6th edition, W. H. Freeman & Company (2000)

2. Biology – Neil A Campbell & Jane B. Reece, 6th edition Pearson Higher Education (2001)