CSIR NET Unit 5: Developmental Biology


“Developmental Biology ” is one of the  interesting Topic in the Syllabus, but most of the Students face difficulties in remembering the names of different Stages of Cell Development and Cell Differentiation in the Evolutionary Process.

It is Very important to be familiar with these Processes and the names of different Cellular Stages.

So Here we come across with different techniques to help our Students to remember the various terminologies which are of key importance in different Biological processes.

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A) Basic concepts of development : Potency, commitment, specification, induction,
competence, determination and differentiation; morphogenetic gradients; cell fate and cell
lineages; stem cells; genomic equivalence and the cytoplasmic determinants; imprinting; mutants
and transgenics in analysis of development
B) Gametogenesis, fertilization and early development: Production of gametes, cell surface
molecules in sperm-egg recognition in animals; embryo sac development and double fertilization
in plants; zygote formation, cleavage, blastula formation, embryonic fields, gastrulation and
formation of germ layers in animals; embryogenesis, establishment of symmetry in plants; seed
formation and germination.
C) Morphogenesis and organogenesis in animals : Cell aggregation and differentiation in
Dictyostelium; axes and pattern formation in Drosophila, amphibia and chick; organogenesis –
vulva formation in Caenorhabditis elegans, eye lens induction, limb development and
regeneration in vertebrates; differentiation of neurons, post embryonic development- larval
formation, metamorphosis; environmental regulation of normal development; sex determination.
D) Morphogenesis and organogenesis in plants: Organization of shoot and root apical
meristem; shoot and root development; leaf development and phyllotaxy; transition to flowering,
floral meristems and floral development in Arabidopsis and Antirrhinum
E) Programmed cell death, aging and senescence

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