It gives me immense pleasure to present this textbook to the Undergraduate students and teachers fraternity of Biology. This textbook has been designed to meet the needs of B.Sc. First Semester students for the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).
This textbook comprehensively covers the Course 1, namely, Introduction to Classical Biology. The book has been divided into five units comprising of 20 chapters. The book introduces the students to develop an understanding about the diversity and classification of living organisms and learn their chemical, cytological, evolutionary and genetic principles. It also discusses the principles of classification and preservation of biodiversity. Further the students will know the animal classification, physiology, embryonic development and their economic importance.
Comprehensive coverage of the syllabus
Written in lucid manner for better understanding of concept
Engaging chapter-end exercises have been provided for practice
Unit I: Introduction to Systematics, Taxonomy and Ecology