GATE Syllabus for Zoology (XL – L)

Here we are providing Zoology (XL – L) syllabus. Candidates those are going to appear in GATE Entrance exam for Zoology branch can go through this article in order to know about the prescribed Zoology syllabus for GATE. This article provides you best info regarding GATE syllabus for Zoology (XL – L); please have a look:

Part 1: Animal world

 Animal diversity, systematic and classification of animals, distribution, phylogenetic relationships

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Part 2: Evolution

Origin and history of life on earth, natural selection, theories of evolution, speciation, adaptation

Part 3: Genetics

Basic Principles of inheritance, sex determination and sex-linked characteristics, molecular basis of heredity, cytoplasmic inheritance, recombination and mapping of genes in eukaryotes, linkage, population genetics

Part 4: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Proteins, Nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates; replication, translation and transcription; regulation of gene expression, Kreb’s cycle, organization of genome, glycolysis, hormones and their actions, enzyme catalysis, vitamins

Part 5: Cell Biology

Structure of cell, cell cycle, cellular organelles and their structure and function, cell division, chromosomes & chromatin structure

Part 6: Gene expression in Eukaryotes

 Eukaryotic gene organization and expression (Basic principles of signal transduction)

Part 7: Animal Anatomy and Physiology

Comparative physiology, circulatory system, the respiratory system, digestive system, the excretory system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the skeletal system, the reproductive system, osmoregulation

Part 8: Parasitology and Immunology

Nature of parasite, protozoan and helminthic parasites, host-parasite relation, the immune response, evolution of the immune system, cellular and humoral immune response

Part 9: Development Biology

Embryonic development, organogenesis, cellular differentiation, metamorphosis, stem cells, genetic basis of development

Part 10:

Habitats, Ecology The ecosystem, the food chain, species diversity, population dynamics, zoo gerography, conservation biology, biogeochemical cycles

Part 11: Animal Behaviour

Types of behaviours, mating and territoriality, courtship, instinct, social behavior across the animal taxa, learning and memory, communication, evolution of animal behavior, pheromones

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