Author: Maddaly Ravi

MCQs Series for Life Sciences

Volume 2

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Library License: US $156
ISSN: 2468-2365 (Print)
ISSN: 2352-8745 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-640-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-639-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2018
DOI: 10.2174/97816810863921180201


Today’s academic environment presents assessment challenges defined by an increased volume of available information coupled with increased competition among students and time constraints. Multiple choice questions (MCQs) provide examiners with an opportunity to assess academic performance on the basis of instant recollection of correct answers in a minimal amount of time.

MCQs Series for Life Sciences Volume 2 is a collection of MCQs on advanced topics and offers the following benefits for readers:

  • - Includes over 950 relevant MCQs
  • - Covers two major topics: cell culture and microbiology.
  • - Simplified language and presentation of concepts
  • - Answers to each question are provided

This MCQ book series in life sciences is a handy reference for graduate and postgraduate students undertaking examinations or entrance tests as well as teachers or examiners involved in setting and controlling assessments in specific subjects in life sciences.

The second volume augments the first volume which comprehensively covers five areas of life sciences: immunology, biochemistry, cell biology developmental biology, genetics and molecular biology.


The MCQs series for Life Sciences, Volume I published in 2014, covered five areas of Life Sciences, Immunology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology Developmental Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology. The series is now complete with the Volume II which covers several topics in the areas of Cell Cultures and Microbiology. Both the volumes aim to address the needs of students in all the major areas directly related to Life Sciences for not only preparing for competitive examinations, but also as an augment for understanding the subjects better. The subjects have been comprehensively covered, while avoiding redundancy and 380 and 547 MCQs for Cell Cultures and Microbiology respectively are presented in this Volume II. As with the Volume II, all MCQs are presented in a simple language with straight forward multiple choices and answers.

I am also happy that one chapter in this Volume “Chapter 14. Microbial Diseases” in Part 2 – Microbiology has been contributed by one of our students Ms. Shwetha Krishna who is currently pursuing her M.Sc. in Human Genetics at our College.

I sincerely wish that this Volume II of the MCQs series in Life Sciences will be useful for students to improve their performance in the regular course work examinations/tests as well as for those who are preparing for competitive/qualifying/entrance examinations/tests. I once again look forward to your feedback which will be useful for me to address shortcomings, if any in these two Volumes.


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The author confirms that this eBook contents have no conflict of interest.


I sincerely acknowledge all my teachers, students and my family for their support and for what I have learnt from them. My sincere acknowledgements also to the team (Mr. Mahmood Alam, Mr. Shahzad Naqvi and Ms. Fariya Zulfiqar) of Bentham eBooks for the utmost professional manner in which both Volume I and II have been handled at each of the stages of editorial, review and publishing process. Also, the inputs and comments from the expert reviewers were extremely useful to render the manuscripts as flaw-less as possible, and I sincerely thank them for the valuable inputs.

Maddaly Ravi
Department of Human Genetics,
Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute,
Porur, Chennai - 600 116,
Tel: +91 98 41486363
Fax: +91 44 24767008