DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
NEMA 503 STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF NEMATODES (2L+2P) I
Familiarization with morphology, anatomy, histology, ultra-structure and functions of various organs and systems to enable the students to understand biology, physiology, evolutionary trends and classification of nematodes.
Introduction and general organization of nematode body; Morphology and anatomy of nematode cuticle, hypodermis, musculature and pseudocoelom.
Digestive system- structural variations of stoma, oesophagus, intestine and rectum in nematodes.
Reproductive system- Variations in female and male reproductive systems, types of reproduction, spermatogenesis and oogenesis
Types and structure of excretory-secretory systems; nervous system and associated sense organs.
Embryogenesis, Cell lineage and postembryonic development; Process of hatching and moulting.
Studies on variations in nematode shapes and sizes, morphological details of cuticle, cuticular markings and ornamentation, variations in stoma, oesophagus, rectum; types and parts of female and male reproductive systems, sense organs, and excretory system.