DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
ENT 507 PRINCIPLES OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY (2L+1P) I
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.
Scope and importance of insect anatomy and physiology.
Structure, modification and physiology of different systems-digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory, nervous, sensory, reproductive musculature, and endocrine and exocrine glands.
Thermodynamics, physiology of integument, moulting; growth, metamorphosis and diapause.
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.