Plants plays a crucial and critical role in the maintenance of global ecological balance and in the operation of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and water cycles of the biosphere, vital for agriculture and for the sustenance of life on earth. All over the world, distruction of plants is beginning to turn the ordinary seasonal weather into economic and ecological disasters.
The present book “Plant Environment Interaction” incorporates critical review articles on all major aspects of this subject in 16 chapters. The authors have tried to synthesise up-to-date information, which is pertinent for researchers and students alike. Chapters included are : High temperature stress response in crops; Response of cyanobacteria to UV radiation; Assessment of quaternary vegetation and climate of Kumaun Himalaya and Kaleidoscopic behaviour of Spirulina under different culture conditions. Chapters on Plant extracts—A tool for genotoxic damage repair; An approach to identify different varieties of Mangifera indica with the help of morphological traits; Biology & economics of Prosopis cineraria; Phloem of some common ferns and Effect of human interferences on orchid diversity provide detailed information on the subject. Articles on Phytoastrology : A Botanical approach to astrology; Concurrent growing of green manure crops in rice; Indian Forests and Research—Past and Present; Comparative suitable nutrient solution for the growth of plants and its effect on calcium deficiency and Microbial endophytes : The untapped resources for bioactive extrolites have added to the value of the book.
This volume will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a guide for teachers, research workers, students & workers in the field of plant sciences.