Non-chordata and chordata :
(a) Classfication and
relationship of varous phyla upto sub-classes; Acoelomata and Coelomata;
Protostomes and Deuterostomes, Bilateralia and Radiata; Status of
Protista, Parazoa, Onychophora and Hemichordata; Symmetry.
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(b) Protozoa :
Locomotion, nutrition, reproduction; evolution of sex; General features
and life history of Paramaecium, Monocystis, Plasmodium, and Leishmania.
(c) Porifera :
Skeleton, canal system and reproduction.
(d) Coelenterata :
Polymorphism, defensive structures and their mechanism; coral reefs and
their formation; metagenesis; general features and life history of
Obelia and Aurelia.
(e) Platyhelminthes :
Parasitic adaptation; general features and life history of Fasciola and
Taenia and their relation to man.
(f) Nemathelminthes :
General features, life history and parasitic adaptation of
Ascaris; nemathelminths in relation to man.
(g) Annelida :
Coelom and metamerism; modes of life in polychaetes; general features
and life history of nereis (Neanthes), earthworm (Pheretima)
and leach (Hirudinaria).
(h) Arthropoda :
Larval forms and parasitism in Crustacea; vision and respiration in
arthropods (prawn, cockroach and scorpion); modification of mouth parts
in insects (cockroach, mosquito, housefly, honey bee and butterfly);
metamorphosis in insects and its hormonal regulation; social
organization in insects (termites and honey bees).
(i) Mollusca :
Feeding, respiration, locomotion, shell diversiy; general features and
life history of Lamellidens, Pila and Sepia, torsion and detorsion in
(j) Echinodermata :
Feeding, respiration, locomotion larval forms; general features and life
history of Asterias.
(k) Protochordata :
Origin of chordates; general features and life history of Branchiostoma
(l) Pisces : Scales,
respiration, locomotion, migration.
(m) Amphibia :
Origin of tetrapods; parental care, paedomorphosis.
(n) Reptilia :
Origin of reptiles; skull types; status of Sphenodon and crocidiles.
(o) Aves : Origin of
birds; flight adaptation, migration.
(p) Mammalia :
Origin of mammals; denitition; general features of egg-laying mammals,
pouched-mammals, aquatic mammals and primates; endocrine glands and
other hormone producing structures (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid,
adrenal, pancreas, gonads) and their interrelationships.
(q) Comparative functional
anatomy of various systems of vertebrates (integument and its
derivatives, endoskeleton, locomotory organs, digestive system,
respiratory system, circulatory system including heart and aortic
arches; urino-genital system, brain and sense organs (eye and ear).