Plant Science JRF,SRF,NET,ARS, Notes -Question paper
plant science is the major subject group in icar jrf srf and ars exam because so many research based on plant protection and plant breeding .
in the plant science not only genetic and plant breeding include many subjects like , plant physiology, biochemistry, seed technology and plant pathology biotechnology is the major and minor part of plant science syllabus.
we make post for the student who prepare plant science exam , and we provide some important notes pdf file books question paper and also important ppt for better preparation
see the syllabus pattern of plant science
Code 02: MAJOR SUBJECT GROUP “B” – PLANT SCIENCES
(Subjects: B-1: Plant Breeding & Genetics, B-2: Plant Pathology, B-3: Agricultural Microbiology,
B-4: Seed Science & Technology, B-5: Plant Genetic Resources)
UNIT-I: Importance of Agriculture in national economy; basic principles of crop production; cultivation of rice,
wheat, chickpea, pigeon-pea, sugarcane, groundnut, tomato, potato and mango. Major soils of India, role
of NPK and their deficiency symptoms.
UNIT-II: Structure and function of cell organelles; mitosis and meiosis; Mendelian genetics; elementary knowledge
of photosynthesis; respiration, and transpiration; structure and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic
acids, enzymes and vitamins. Major pests and diseases of rice, wheat, cotton, chickpea, sugarcane and
UNIT-III: Characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, differences between fungi, bacteria, mycoplasmas
and viruses; physical and chemical basis of heredity; chromosome structure; genes/operon concept; protein
biosynthesis; transformation, recombination, heterosis; Elements of economic botany; integrated diseases
management; sterilisation, disinfection and pasteurization; Koch’s postulates; aetiological agents of rusts,
smuts, powdery/downy mildews, wilts, yellows, mosaic, necrosis, enations, blights and witches-broom;
pH, buffer, vitamins, role of plant hormones in seed germination and dormancy; pollination/fertilization in
flowering plants; methods of seed testing; breeders, foundation and certified seeds; seed production in
self and cross pollinated crops, nitrate assimilation; biological nitrogen fixation and other uses of
microorganisms in agriculture.
UNIT-IV: Food and industry; composting and biogas production. Important rural development programmes in India;
organizational set up of agricultural research, education and extension in India.
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