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GATE Zoology Syllabus
Section 1 : Animal world
Animal diversity, distribution, systematics and classification of animals, phylogenetic relationships.
Section 2 : Evolution
Origin and history of life on earth, theories of evolution, natural selection, adaptation, speciation.
Section 3 : Genetics
Basic Principles of inheritance, molecular basis of heredity, sex determination and sex – linked characteristics, cytoplasmic inheritance, linkage, recombination and mapping of genes in eukaryotes, population genetics.
Section 4 : Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Nucleic acids, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates; replication, transcription and translation; regulation of gene expression, organization of genome, Kreb’s cycle, glycolysis, enzyme catalysis, hormones and their actions, vitamins.
Section 5 : Cell Biology
Structure of cell, cellular organelles and their structure and function, cell cycle, cell division, chromosomes and chromatin structure.
Section 6 : Gene expression in Eukaryotes
Eukaryotic gene organization and expression ( Basic principles of signal transduction ).
Section 7 : Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Comparative physiology, the respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, the nervous system, the excretory system, the endocrine system, the reproductive system, the skeletal system, osmoregulation.
Section 8 : Parasitology and Immunology
Nature of parasite, host – parasite relation, protozoan and helminthic parasites, the immune response, cellular and humoral immune response, evolution of the immune system.
Section 9 : Development Biology
Embryonic development, cellular differentiation, organogenesis, metamorphosis, genetic basis of development, stem cells.
Section 10 : Ecology
The ecosystem, habitats, the food chain, population dynamics, species diversity, zoogerography, biogeochemical cycles, conservation biology.
Section 11 : Animal Behavior
Types of behaviours, courtship, mating and territoriality, instinct, learning and memory, social behavior across the animal taxa, communication, pheromones, evolution of animal behaviour.
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