CGPSC Mains Exam Botany Syllabus

Updated on: Apr 2, 2013
Syllabus of Botany PSC Chhattisgarh Mains Exam is presented in this section.


Microbioloy, Pathology, Plant Groups: Morphology, Anatomy, Taxonomy and Embrology or Angiosperms.

1. Microbiology - Viruses and Bacteria Structure, classification and reproduction. General Account of infection, immunity and serology : Microbes in industry and agriculture. Pathology - Knowledge of important plant disease in India caused by fungi. Modes of infection and methods of control.

3. Plant Groups - Structure, reproduction, life - history, classification, evolution, ecology and economic importance of algae , fungi, bryophytes, pteridophytes and gymnospems.

4. Morphology, anatomy and embryology of Angiosperms - Tissues and tissue systems. Morphology and anatomy of stem, root and leaf (including development aspects and anomalous growth), Morphology of flower. Structure of anther and ovule, fertilization and Development of seed.

5. Taxonomy - Principles of nomenclature and classification of angiosperms. Modern trends in Taxonomy. A general knowledge of the more important families of angiosperms.

Cell Biology genetic & evolution. Physiology and Economic Botany

1. Cell Biology - Cell as unit of structure and functions. Ultra structure function and interrelationships of plasma membranes endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, ribosomes chlorplasts and nucleus, Chromosomes- chemical and physical nature behaviour during mitosis and meosis.

2. Genetics and Evolution - Mendelian concept of genetics. Development of the gene concept Nucleic acids their structure and role in reproduction and protein synthesis. Genetic code and regulation. Mechanism of microbial recombination. Organic evolution evidences, mechanism and theories.

3. Physiology : Photosynthesis history, factors, mechanism and importance. Absorption and conduction of water and salts. Transpiration, Major and minor essential elements and their role in nutrition, Nitrogen fixation and nitrate reduction Enzymes, Respiration and fermentation. General account of growth. Plant hormones and their functions. Photo-periodism. Seed dormancy and germination.

4. Ecology - Scope of ecology, structure . function and dynamics of ecosystems, Plant communities and succession. Ecological factors. Applied aspects of ecology including conservation and control of pollution.

5. Economic Botany - General account of important sources of food, fibre, wood and drugs.
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