Course Description & Objectives:
Introduction to the Phylum Arthropoda. Importance of Insects. The success of the Class Insecta. General structure of insects with details of the various body appendages/parts. Discussion on the maintenance systems including digestion, circulation, respiration, locomotion, as well as reproduction and life cycles.Objectives:
- To provide undergraduate students of BSc. Agriculture, BSc Food Science and Technology, and BSc. Horticulture with the basic knowledge and skills about the anatomy and physiology of insects and nematodes as a foundation for a better understanding of agricultural pests and hence their management.
- To enable the students to relate insect body parts to function and to crop damage