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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

BIOL 2861 (Z21E) FUNCTIONAL DESIGN IN ANIMALS (4 credits)

BIOL 2866 (Z22B) ENTOMOLOGY (4 credits)

Prerequisite: BL11E or AL11B or AL13B Syllabus: Adaptation and design in animals. A detailed treatment will be given at the gross anatomical as well as fine structure levels of adaptive structures and features used by animals to per- form the functions of protection, support, locomotion, feeding, gas exchange, internal transport, waste elimination and re-

production. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

BIOL 2862 (Z21F) ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY (4 credits)

Prerequisite: BL11E or AL11B or AL13B Syllabus: Processes and fundamental concepts in gaseous exchange, metabolism, temperature regulation, osmoregulation, haemodynamics of blood circulation and fundamental concepts

in sensory, neural and muscle physiology. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

Prerequisite: BL11E or AL11B or AL13B Syllabus: The nature of insects and their success. Review of external morphology. Flight. Review of organ systems and physiology. Development, growth, moulting and metamorphosis. Sensa- tion and perception. Evolutionary survey of major orders.

Assessment:

In-course assessment

40%

One 2-hour theory examination

60%

BIOL 3061 (BL38C) MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (4 credits)

Prerequisites: BL27B or BC22B Syllabus: An advanced treatment of gene and genome organisation in eukaryotes and gene regulation in prokanyotes and eukary- otes. Recombinant DNA technology and its application, in- cluding vectors, restriction enzymes and restriction mapping, construction of libraries and gene isolation, construction and use of RFLP maps. DNA fingerprinting, analysis and sequenc-

ing of genes. PCR and its applications. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

BIOL 2864 (Z22C) PARASITISM (4 credits)

Prerequisite: BL11E or AL11B or Al13B Syllabus: Intimate association among animals and problems associated with forming working definitions. Symbiosis: commensalism, mutualism, brood parasitism and parasitoids. Parasitism: ecto- and endoparasitism. Range and characteristics of parasitic organisms. Host-parasite interactions. Behavioural aspects of organism associations. Parasite ecology and evolution of

intimate associations. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

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