Zoology for Degree Students (B.Sc. Programme)-Semester II (As per UGC CBCS)

Zoology for Degree Students (B.Sc. Programme)-Semester II (As per UGC CBCS)

Author : VK Agarwal

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  • ISBN : 9789355011565
  • Pages : 600
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Imprint : S Chand Publishing
  • © year : 2022
  • Size : 6.5" X 9.25"

Price : 595.00 476.00

This textbook has been designed to meet the needs of B.Sc. (Programme) Second Semester students of Zoology as per the UGC Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). Comprehensively written, it explains the essential principles, processes and methodology of Comparative Anatomy and Developmental Biology of Vertebrates. This textbook is profusely illustrated with over 250 well-labelled diagrams, not only to supplement the descriptions, but also for sound understanding of the concepts.

·         Extensive coverage of comparative anatomy of vertebrates with an emphasis on evolutionary origin, embryological development, phylogeny and functional utility of various organ systems

·         Detailed discussion on history and branches of developmental biology of vertebrates. Also discusses importance of cleavage, morulation and blastulation

·         Boxed items throughout the text providing information on intricate terms or topics

·         Engaging chapter-end questions to enhance and strengthen learning of the students


1. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy - Definition, Historical Background and Concepts

2. Integumentary System

3. Skeletal System

4. Digestive System (Alimentary Canal, Associated Glands and Dentition)

5. Respiratory System

6. Circulatory System

7. Urinogenital System

8. Nervous System

9. Sense Organs

10. Muscular System



11. Introduction - Definitions, History and Branches

12. Gametogenesis I: Spermatogenesis

13. Gametogenesis II: Oogenesis, Semination and Ovulation

14. Fertilization

15. Cleavage, Morulation and Blastulation

16. Fate Maps and Cell Lineage

17. Gastrulation (Morphogenetic Movements)

18. Neurulation, Pharyngula, Fate of Germ Layers and Neural Crest Cells

19. Development of Frog

20. Early Development of Human Beings and Implantation

21. Placentation

22. Metamorphosis in Frog

23. Gene Action in Development (Gene Activation)

24. Specification and Commitment (or Determination)

25. Organizers and Induction

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