Units and Topics
Historical Perspectives, Technology and Applications of Biotechnology, Global market and Biotech
Products, Public Perception of Biotechnology, Biotechnology in India and Global Trends.
Building Blocks of Carbohydrates - Sugars and their derivatives, Building Blocks of Proteins - Amino Acids, Building Blocks of Lipids - Simple Fatty Acids, Sphingosine, Glycerol and Cholesterol, Building blocks of Nucleic Acids - Nucleotides, Biochemical Transformations
Carbohydrates - The Energy Givers, Proteins - The Performers, Enzymes - The catalysts, Lipids and Biomembranes - The Barriers, Nucleic Acids - The Managers
Historical Perspective, Multiple Alleles, Linkage and Crossing Over, Genetic Mapping, Gene Interaction, Sex-Linked Inheritance, Extranuclear Inheritance, Quantitative Inheritance, Genes at the Population Level.
Discovery of DNA as Genetic Material, DNA Replication, Fine Structure of the Genes, From Gene to Protein, Transcription - The Basic Process, Genetic Code, Translation, Regulation of Gene Expression, Mutations, DNA Repair, Human Genetic Disorders, Genome Organization
Cell Structure and Components, Tissues and Organs, Stem Cells, Biodiversity, Organization of life.
Cell Division, Cell Cycle, Cell Communication, Nutrition, Gaseous Exchange, Internal Transport, Maintaining the Internal Environment, Reproduction, In Vitro Fertilization, Animal and Plant Development, Immune Response in Animals, Programmed Cell Death, Defense Mechanisms in Plants.