Biodiversity provides detailed information on the current biodiversity crisis, the importance of biodiversity to human life and the use of conservation preserves and legislative frameworks for biodiversity protection. The course begins by introducing the biodiversity and its multiple levels of organization and it’s classification in different ways. These classifications include numbers of species, genetic diversity, chemical diversity, and ecosystem diversity. Students will be introduced to the methods of biodiversity conservation, such as the optimal design of preserves and the limitations imposed by political and economic forces.

[vc_custom_heading text=”COURSE CONTENTS” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” 1 Biosphere And Biological Resources
2 Evolution Of Biosphere: Definition Of Biosphere, Origin, Concept And Chemical Basis Of Life, Protocell Formation
3 Unicellularity, Multicellularity And Tissue Levels Of Organization, Evolutionary Perspective: Relationship To Other Animals, Metamerism And Tagmatization.
4 Origin Of Metabolism. Protobionts, Origin Of Prokaryotic And Eukaryotic Cells.
5 Classification Of Organisms, Evolutionary Relationships And Tree Diagrams, Patterns Of Organization.
6 Evolutionary Perspective, Life Within A Single Plasma Membrane, Symbiotic Life Styles.
7 Life In Sea, Invasion Of Life On Land, Geological Time Chart With Biodiversity.
8 Evolution As A Force In Diversity Of Life: Overview Of Earlier Theories, Lamarckism, Darwinism, Modern Concepts.
9 Midterm
10 Origin Of Taxonomy: Origin Of Species, Taxonomic Categories
11 Modern Criteria Of Classification, Different Classification Systems.
12 Protozoan Taxonomy: (Upto Phyla, Subphyla And Supper Classes, Wherever Applicable).
13 Structural, Chemical And Functional Diversity Of Carbohydrates
14 Structural, Chemical And Functional Diversity Of Lipids
15 Structural, Chemical And Functional Diversity Of Proteins (Polypeptides In Protein Diversity) And Nucleic Acids.