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ENT 507 PRINCIPLES OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY                                                                                 (2L+1P) I

Objective
  To impart knowledge to the students on basic aspects of anatomy of different systems, elementary physiology and adaptation of different system of insects according to habits and habitats of the insects.

Theory

UNIT I
  Scope and importance of insect anatomy and physiology.

UNIT II
  Structure, modification and physiology of  different systems-digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory, nervous, sensory, reproductive musculature, and endocrine and exocrine glands.

UNIT III
  Thermodynamics, physiology of integument, moulting; growth, metamorphosis and diapause.

Practicals
  Dissection of different insects to study comparative anatomical details of  different systems; preparation of permanent mounts of internal systems; chromatographic analysis of free amino acids of haemolymph; determination of chitin in insect cuticle; examination of insect haemocytes; determination of respiratory quotient, preparation and evaluation of various diets, and consumption, utilization and digestion of natural and artificial diets.

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