Saturday Session (12 September 2015 ) By Mr. Suraj Arya on Life Sciences. More than 250 students attended the session.

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Basics

Biology:
Greek word – BIOS——life
Logous – Study of
Aristotle—Father of Biology

Father of Zoology (Study of Animals)
Theophrastus—Father of Botany (plants)
Lamarck &Treviranus— gave the term Biology

Branches

  1. (I) Microbiology—Study of Micro-organisms. (Eg- Bacteria, Virus)

Note-

(1) Louis Pasteur— Father of Microbiology

  • Pasteurization is the technique used to kill micro-organism.
  • Pasteur developed Anti rabies vaccine
  • Rabies is caused by virus which is transmitted by a dog bite
  1. (Q) Rabies is caused by

(a) Mosquito bite       (b) Dog bite         (c) Bacteria           (d) Virus       (e)None

5) Virus is a connecting link b/w living & non-living.
6) Euglena is a connecting link b/w plants & animals.

  1. (II) Taxonomy— study of nomenclature & classification

Note-

  • Linnaeus – Father of Taxonomy
  • He gave binomial system of nomenclature
  • Species is basic unit of classification

(III) Genetics— study of heredity & variation

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