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Biotechnology M.Sc. Syllabus

PTU Syllabus 2014
PTU offers number of courses in Distance Education mode. Courses in Biotechnology are getting very popular these days as number of Job opportunities are available for Biotech Professionals. PTU is offering M.Sc Biotechnology in Distance Education mode. You will find below the complete Syllabus for PTU M.Sc. (Biotechnology) (MSCBT) in Distance Education Mode.

PTU Syllabus M.Sc. (Biotechnology) (MSCBT)

SEMESTER I

MSCBT-101: Introductory Biology

1. Nature and Scope of Biology: Basis and origin of life, Living and non – living common

features of life process. Energy Transformation.

2. Kingdoms of life, or Biological Classification, species and population, Biotic community,

Biosphere.

3. Cell as a unit of life : Prokaryotic and Eukaryotics cell, Plant and animal cell, cell structure,

membrane organization and cell organelles. Cell function, cell division mitosis and meiosis, cell

cycle .

4. Introduction to Bio Molecules:

Structure and properties of mono, oliga and poly Saccharides

Structure and properties of fatty acids, glycerolipids, phospholipids, glycolipids, steroids.

Structures and Properties of amino acids peptides and protein.

Structure and properties of purines, Pyrimidines, nucleosides, nucleotides,

polynucleotides, Ribonucleic acids and Deoxyribonucleic acids, nucleoprotein

complexes.

5. Metabolism: Introduction of Respiration and Photosynthesis.

MSCBT-102: Molecular Biology – I

Unit I:-Cell:- Cell organelles: Structure function, structure of mitochondria and organization of

respiratory chain, organization of cytoskeleton and nucleic.

Unit -II:- STRUCTURE & PROPERTIES OF DNA

Discovery of DNA as the genetic material, Structure of DNA (A, B&Z forms ), concept & definition of the

genome, C-value paradox, denaturation & renaturation of DNA, repetitive & non-repetitive DNA,

reassociation kinetics. Cot curve, Rot curve, chemical & kinetic complexitv of DNA, supercoiling in

DNA.

Unit -III :- PROKARYOTIC AND EUKARYOTIC GENOME ORGANIZATION:-Organization of viral genome,

organization of bacterial genome, chromosome structure in eukaryotes, nucleosome model, chromatin

structure, satellite DNA, polytene chromosomes, lampbrush chromosomes, B chromosomes-Evolution

of the gene concept, definition of gene, interrupted genes, multigene families & pseudogenes,

overlapping genes, nested genes, open reading frames.

Unit-IV:-DNA REPLICATION:- General features of DNA replication in prokaryotes & eukaryotes,

enzymology of DNA replication, regulation of DNA replication

Unit-V:- GENE MUTATION, REPAIR & RECOMBINATION:-Definition & types of mutation, mutagenic

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