GATE Biotechnology paper will contain the questions from biotechnology field which constitutes living systems, organisms processes, products etc. The questions are asked from Engineering Mathematics field and general aptitude in the exam. GATE 2017 syllabus for Biotechnology exam is detailed below-
Engineering Mathematics- Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability & Statistics, Numerical methods, Differential Equations
General Aptitude: The questions will be asked from Quantitative Aptitude- Number system, LCM & HCF, Probability, Permutation & Combination, Boats & Streams, Time & work, Time & Distance, Bars & Charts, Simple & Compound Interest, Mixtures
The Biotechnology field course contains-
Molecular Biology and Genetics: Molecular structure of genes, DNA replication & control, Transcription, prokaryotes and eukaryotes controls, Mendelian & Gene interaction, inheritance, Population genetics
Microbiology: This will include the study of cell structures like Prokaryotic and eukaryotic, nutrition, metabolism, Nitrogen fixation; Microbial diversity. All topics are upto the microbial level.
Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Weak inter-molecular interactions, enzymes, Metabolism, Cell signaling and signal transduction are covered in this section. Study the basic topics of each section.
Plant and Animal Biotechnology: There are different cells, plant growth, kinetics, methodology into the organisms both plant and animals. These are to be studied.
Characteristics of Animal cells: Metabolism, regulation, product formation, Micro & macro-carrier culture, Genetic engineering in animal cell, nutritional requirements, Kinetics
Immunology: Study all the basics of immunology which include MHC, Hyper sensitivity, Autoimmunity, Antibody secretion
Recombinant DNA Technology: The basics of technology should be clear with every individual. The topics- Restriction and modification enzymes, bacteriophages, cosmids, Ti plasmid, Gene isolation & cloning, Expression of cloned gene, Transposons and gene targeting, DNA labeling & sequencing, DNA fingerprinting are included in the exam.
Bioinformatics: NCBI, EBI, ExPASy, Sequence and structure databases, scoring matrices, sequence, Genomics, Proteomics, Understanding DNA microarrays, Molecular modeling and simulations.
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