PRACTICAL MANUAL IN ZOOLOGY

Dr. P. Kumarasamy, Dr. S. Raveendran, Dr. A. Amsath, Dr. K. Muthukumaravel, Dr. O. Sathick, Dr. V. Ganapiriya, Dr. A. Maharajan and Dr. J. Sugumaran | March 21, 2018 Download

Animals have inhabited the earth for millions of years, growing from simple one-celled organisms to the diverse variety we see today. This manual encompasses an overview of the animal kingdom and classification suitable for both B.Sc. and M. Sc. Zoology. The collection of spotters and mountings related to the Functional Morphology and Paleontology of Invertebrates and Chordates. The spotters are presented in a simple way with taxonomical characters and salient features. It also emphasizes the microscopic study of live and preserved specimens. This manual is comprehensive in its representation of the major groups of animal phyla. The experimental parts related to the Genetics, Microbiology and Cell and Molecular Biology are presented in a simple way with a discussion on all subjects. It contains experiments, selection of which was governed by the following parameters: easy availability of resource material, chemicals and instruments; involvement of a new concept or technique; and reproducibility by the students.

This practical manual has a collection of spotters and experiments related to Biochemistry and Biophysics, Biotechnology, Biostatistics and Computer Applications. The experimental parts are presented in a simple way with a discussion on all subjects. It contains experiments, selection of which was governed by the following parameters: easy availability of resource material, chemicals and instruments; involvement of a new concept or technique; and reproducibility by the students.

The manual also has a collection of experiments related to the Developmental Biology, Immunology, Animal Physiology, Microtechnique and Environmental Biology. It contains experiments, selections of which are governed by the following parameters: easy availability of resource material, chemicals and instruments; involvement of a new concept or technique; and reproducibility by the students. The experimental parts are presented in a simple way with a discussion on all subjects. The model question papers are given at the end of this manual.    We hope that the manual will be more useful to the post-graduate students in understanding the experiments. This practical manual will be a boost for the learners. Designing of the manual is such that the students will be benefited as far as the knowledge and examination is concerned.