Reference Books for M.Sc Life Science Entrance Exam


Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Biochemistry and Immunology, Molecular Biology, etc are the main topics covered under M.Sc Life Science Entrance Exam. Reference books on the same like Environmental Studies Selective and Scientific Books by Mishra, Genetics- A Molecular Approach by Russell P. J, etc will help one to prepare well for the exam.

Books on Cell Biology

  • Biology by Campbell, N.A. and Reece, J. B
  • Biology by Raven, P.H et al
  • Cell and Molecular Biology by Sheeler, P and Bianchi, D.E

Books on Ecology and Environmental Management

  • Basics of Environmental Science by Allaby, M
  • Elements of Ecology by Smith, T.M. and Smith, R.C
  • Environmental Science by Miller, G.T
  • Environmental Studies Selective and Scientific Books by Mishra, A

Books on Developmental Biology and Physiology

  • Developmental Biology by Gilbert, S.F
  • Vander’s Human Physiology by Widmaier E.P., Raff, H., Strang, K.T
  • Biology by Campbell N.A. and Reece, J.B

Books on Developmental Biology and Physiology-Plant

  • Biology of Plants by Raven P.H., Evert R.F and Eichhorn S.E
  • Developmental Biology of Flowering Plants by Raghavan.V
  • Embryology of Angiosperms by Bhojwani, S.S and Bhatnagar S.P
  • Integrative Plant Anatomy by Dickinson W.C
  • Introduction to Plant Physiology by Hopkins W.G and Huner P.A

Books on Applied Biology and Biotechnology

  • Microbiology by Pelczar, M.J.
  • Molecular Biotechnology- Principles and applications of recombinant DNA by Glick, B.R. and Pasternak, J. J
  • Preventive and social medicine by Park, K
  • Recombinant DNA- Genes and Genomes by Watson, J.D., Myers, R.M., Caudy, A., Witkowski, J.K

Books on Genetics and Genomics

  • Concepts of Genetics by Klug W.S., Cummings M.R., Spencer C.A
  • Genetics - A Conceptual Approach by Pierce B.A
  • Genetics- A Molecular Approach by Russell P. J
  • Principles of Genetics by Gardner E.J., Simmons M.J., Snustad D.P

Books on Biochemistry and Immunology

  • Essential Immunology by Delves, P. J., Martin, S. J., Burton, D. R., Roitt, I.M
  • Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry by Murray, R. K., Granner, D. K., Mayes, P. A. and Rodwell, V. W
  • Immunology by Kindt, T. J., Goldsby, R. A., Osborne, B. A., Kuby, J
  • Principles of Biochemistry by Nelson, D. L., Cox, M. M. and Lehninger, A.L
  • W.H. Freeman and Company.

Books on Bioinformatics

  • Bioinformatics: Principles and Applications by Ghosh Z. and Bibekanand M
  • Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics by Pevsner J
  • Discovering Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics by Campbell A. M., Heyer L. J

Books on Biodiversity in Plants

  • Biology by Raven P.H
  • Botany - An Introduction to Plant Biology by Mauseth, J. D
  • Economic Botany: In the Tropics by Kochhar, S.L
  • Plant Systematics: Theory and Practice by Singh .G

Books on Biodiversity in Animals

  • Biology by Campbell & Reece
  • Invertebrate Zoology- A functional Evolutionary Approach by Ruppert, Fox and Barnes
  • Invertebrate Zoology by Barnes, R.D
  • Vertebrates Comparative Anatomy - Function and Evolution by Kardong

Books on Molecular Biology

  • The Cell: A molecular approach by Cooper, G.M., Hausman, R.E
  • Concepts of Genetics by Klug, W.S., Cummings, M.R., Spencer, C.A
  • Genetics- A Molecular Approach by Russell, P. J

Apart from these textbooks, one should make use of online books and education websites for exam preparation.



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