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NEM 604 ADVANCED MOLECULAR NEMATOLOGY                                                                                 (3L+0P) I

Objective
  To understand the advances in gene expression, plant defense system, host resistance, host recognition survival and ageing of nematodes at molecular level.

Theory

UNIT I
  Nucleic acids – structure and functional properties, replication, transcription, translation, protein synthesis

UNIT II
  Caenorhabditis elegans – model nematode for nematode genetics, physiology and genomics.

UNIT III
  Plant defense systems, cytological and biochemical changes in host plants induced by nematode feeding

UNIT IV
  Resistance, genetics of resistance, molecular basis of host resistance, cloned resistance genes against plant parasitic nematodes, molecular changes in nematode feeding cells.

UNIT V
  Host recognition, chemoreception, survival and ageing

UNIT VI
  RNA interference, promoters for specific gene expression and novel approaches for nematode management

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