Basic Taxonomy and Techniques (2140402)   Old Code : 140402

2 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Basic Concepts of Classification of Organisms


For the better understanding of Biotechnology, it is important to understand the key features and classification of various organisms. It encompasses characterization, nomenclature and classification of different microorganisms, plants and animals including humans. By understanding of various techniques used as taxonomical tools, the students will be equipped to characterize and discover new organisms for industrial exploitation.

Course Outcome

After successful completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Know the history of taxonomical developments
  2. Develop understanding of taxonomical terminologies.
  3. Develop understanding and applications of plant taxonomy.
  4. Develop understanding and applications of animal taxonomy.
  5. Develop understanding and applications of microbial taxonomy

Active Learning

Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.