Goa PSC Asst Professor (Botany) Syllabus

SYLLABUS FOR COMPUTER BASED RECRUITMENT TEST (CBRT)
FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT PROFESSORS IN GOVERNMENT COLLEGE

I. General English including Grammar – 10 marks
II. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability – 10 marks
III. General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Events of National and
International Importance – 10 marks
IV. Core: – 30 marks

Plant Physiology

Nitrogen metabolism: Nitrogen nutrition, organic nitrogen, nitrogen fixation in legumes, nitrate and ammonia assimilation: Sulfur metabolism and amino acid synthesis. Inter relationship between photosynthesis, respiration and nitrogen metabolism.

Photosynthesis: Light reaction: Radiant energy, photosynthetic apparatus, pigments and their biosynthesis; light harvesting complex; light absorption and composition and characteristics of two photosystems, photosynthetic electron transport, Mehler reaction,

Dark reaction: Carbon dioxide fixation in C3, C4 and CAM plants

Respiration: Aerobic and anaerobic respiration;

Enzymes: Structure and classification; mechanism of action; allosteric enzymes, isozymes, co-enzymes and vitamins;

Phytohormones: their synthesis, distribution; and physiological effects. Molecular mechanism of action.

Plant Molecular Biology Syllabus:

DNA: Structure of nucleotides, Bonding, double helix and other helices. Factors affecting DNA structure.

Molecular Biology of DNA Replication: Enzymes involved in replication, DNA replication is semi-conservative, Meselson-Stahl expt., a Primosome complex,

  1. Transcriptions: Enzymes in transcriptions; Basic features of transcription, Initiation elongation and termination, promotors and enhancers;

Regulation of Gene Expression: I, expression of lac operon,

RNA Molecules and RNA Processing: Processing of messenger RNA, transfer RNA, ribosomal RNA,The Genetic Code and Translation: Molecular relation between Genotype & Phenotype,The Genetic Code, Factors involved in initiation, elongations and termination of
translation,

Plant Genetic Engineering



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