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.
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)