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Biology for Engineers: As per Latest AICTE Curriculum

Wiley Editorial

ISBN: 9788126576340

200 pages

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INR 309


The book has been designed with the objective to meet the examination need of engineering students enrolling in the first year and is in accordance with the latest syllabus of AICTE. The content of the book is built with a student friendly approach to cover the fundamental topics on the course of Biology for Engineers. The book has a unique format which displays concepts clearly, places them in context and crisply identifies and describes all the factors involved.

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Science and Engineering

1.2 Biology

1.3 Applications of Biology

1.4 Biological Classification

1.5 Kingdom Monera

1.6 Kingdom Protista

1.7 Kingdom Fungi

1.8 Kingdom Plantae

1.9 Kingdom Animalia

1.10 Viruses


Chapter 2 Cell: The Basic Unit of Life

2.1 What is a Cell?

2.2 Basic Properties of Cells

2.3 An Overview of Cell

2.4 Prokaryotic Cells

2.5 Eukaryotic Cells

2.6 Cell Cycle and Cell Division

2.7 M Phase

2.8 Meiosis

2.9 Cell Differentiation


Chapter 3 Biochemistry and Molecular Analysis

3.1 Chemical Composition of Living Forms

3.2 Analysis of Chemical Composition

3.3 Carbohydrates

3.4 Amino acids and Proteins

3.5 Nucleic Acids

3.6 Lipids

3.7 Nature of Bonding and Qualitative Tests


Chapter 4 Enzymes

4.1 Enzymes

4.2 Classification and Nomenclature of Enzymes

4.3 Co-Factors

4.4 Importance of Enzymes


Chapter 5 Introduction to Metabolism

5.1 Metabolism and Its Concepts

5.2 Metabolic Basis for Living—Anabolic and Catabolic Pathways

5.3 Concept of Non-Equilibrium and Steady State

5.4 Photosynthesis

5.5 Photorespiration (C2 Cycle)

5.6 C4 Pathways

5.7 CAM Cycle (In Succulent Plant)

5.8 Factors Affecting Photosynthesis

5.9 Respiration

5.10 Glycolysis

5.11 Fermentation

5.12 Aerobic Respiration

5.13 Summary of Respiratory Processes and Balance Sheet

5.14 Role of Respiration in Biosynthesis

5.15 Amphibolic Pathway

5.16 Respiratory Quotient


Chapter 6 Genetics

6.1 Mendelian Law

6.2 Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance

6.3 Gene Interaction

6.4 Multiple Alleles

6.5 Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance

6.6 Linkage

6.7 Recombination (Crossing Over)

6.8 Chromosome Mapping

6.9 Genetic Disorders


Chapter 7 Transfer of Genetic Information

7.1 Nucleic Acid

7.2 Replication of DNA

7.3 Types of RNA

7.4 Central Dogma of Molecular Biology

7.5 Transcription

7.6 Genetic Code

7.7 Translation

7.8 Regulation of Gene Expression


Chapter 8 Evolution

8.1 Origin of Universe

8.2 Origin of Life

8.3 Evolution of Life Forms

8.4 Evidences of Evolution

8.5 Adaptive Radiation

8.6 Theories of Evolution

8.7 Biological Evolution

8.8 Hardy–Weinberg Principle

8.9 A Brief Account of Evolution


Chapter 9 Microbiology and Its Industrial Applications

9.1 Microorganisms

9.2 Growth Kinetics

9.3 Culture Media

9.4 Sterilization

9.5 Microscopy

9.6 Applications of Microbiology

9.7 Immunology and Immunity

9.8 Cancer Biology

9.9 Stem Cell


Key Terms

Objective Type Questions

Review Questions