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Ecoplaning, Biodiversity and Climate Change
Asha Gupta
Human-induced climatic changes and greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere are already having observable impacts on ecosystems and species. A Climate-smart management plan for actively managing the viability of ecosystems as the climate changes has t ..more


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Herbal Folk Medicine
Sampat Nehra
Present book provides excellent glimpses of the rich herbal medicine and traditional knowledge heritage of India. Ethnobotany deals with the immediate relationship between human societies and plants. Herbal medicine today owes its existence much to the sk ..more


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Production Technology of Commercial Flowers, in 2 Vols
L.C. De
Floriculture has emerged as an immense entrepreneurial opportunities for small and marginal farmers and a way forward to earn foreign exchange. With the increase demand of flowers, floriculture has become one of the important commercial trades and has eme ..more


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Ecosystems and Climate Change
S. K. BanerjeeT.K. Mishra
Global climate change is a reality and it influences many complex and interrelated physical and biological systems. Recent climate change has already begun to affect species’ geographic ranges. The interaction between global climate change and regional de ..more


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Stress Management in Seed Crops
O. P. KhedarR.V. SinghBaldev Ram
“Stress Management in Seed Crops” covers different chapters to overcome different types of stresses (biotic and abiotic) for effective seed production programme. It includes Introduction, Integrated nutrient management in seed crops (basic concept of INM; ..more


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Sustainable Biodiversity Conservation in the Landscape
O. P. ChaubeyRam Prakash
India’s forests were rich in many timber and non-timber yielding species making the natural ecosystem dynamic not only ecologically but also socio-economically. They supplied lot of materials as Non Wood Forest Products (NWFP) such as fuel wood, bam ..more


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Seed Technology and Quality Control
O. P. KhedarD.S. ChaudharyR.V. Singh
This book “Seed Technology and Quality Control” provides knowledge about quality seed production through quality control measures. It covers chapters like Introduction, Quality seed production (includes categories of seed; seed indents; factors affecting  ..more


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National and Inter-State Development of Agriculture in India
O. S. Shrivastava
This volume packs very comprehensive vistas of agricultural development in India and the States of India. There is inter-State profile of the uses of physical and financial inputs and of the ‘production’, ‘physical yields’, ‘value-productivity’, ‘outputs’ and ‘profitabilities’. There are brief profiles of State agriculture. The cropping patterns of the past, present and future (agro-climatic zonal planning) are examined. There is comprehensive examination of the land-use pattern, wastelands, land reforms, operational holdings and land development. Various elasticities and efficiency measures have been examined even with international norms. The book also deals with the positions regarding stock-pilling and food security. The discussion ends with the logical inclusion of the public distribution system and nutritional position in India. Readers can ‘construct’ a comprehensive profile of their own State and then compare the position with other States. ..more


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Plant Biodiversity Utilization and Biotechnology
A. Bijalwan
This book on Plant Biodiversity Utilization and Biotechnology covers the significant and most challenging aspect of biodiversity. The book incorporates the valuable topics on molecular diversity, tree improvement technology, agro-technology, phyto-remedia ..more


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Climate Change and Crop Production
J.C. DagarA. ArunachalamA.K. Singh
Climate change refers to any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity. Either way, the climate system is extremely complex and relatively poorly understood. This is notably so in terms of extent, tim ..more


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Plant Disease Management and Microbes
Sampat Nehra
Crops suffer due to diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, phytoplasma resulting in losses in quality and quantity. Therefore to get rid from such soil borne pathogens, there is an urgent need of suitable/environmental friendly management ..more


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Aadivasiyon ki Aushdiya Virasat
D. Acharya
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Masalon ki Kheti
S.C. KalwarP. Chaudhary
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Soil Microbiology
H.A. Modi
Social structure has a significant influence on erosion, water intake, and crop growth. A stable granulated soil will permit rapid water uptake, drainage, aeration and beneficial microbial activity, whereas a dispersed or compact soil has a low infiltration rate Crops grow more luxuriantly in fertilized, well-aerated, drained and granulated soils. The most important factors in maintaining or improving the granulation of soils are the presence of microorganisms and their decomposition products. Microorganisms play a very important role in agriculture. They are useful in maintaining soil texture and fertility. So, study of soil Microbiology is very important for successful practice of Agriculture. The present book covers various aspects of soil science and role of various microorganisms as biogeochemical agents for conducting various biogeochemical cycles and thereby contributing for enhancement of soil fertility. Contents of the book include: Basic Concepts of Soil • Physical Properties of Soil • Chemical and Mineralogical Properties of Soil • Microbial Flora of Soil • Soil Organic Matter and Humus • Microorganisms as Biogeochemical Agents • Cycling of Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen • Nitrogen Cycle • Sulphur Cycle • Phosphorus Cycle • Iron Cycle • Microbial Transformation of Potassium • Microbial Transformation of Manganese • Microbial Transformation of Other Minerals • Microbial Ecology and Associations The present book attempts to offer basic concepts of all the essential components of soil microbiology used for agriculture study purposes and should prove of help to all students and professionals engaged in agriculture study and practices. This book will prove of great help to students Pursuing U.G. and P.G. courses in Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences and technology, food science and technology as well as other basic science courses (Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences) where this subject forms a part of its applied biotechnology curricula. ..more


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I C T Applications in Agribusiness and Extension Education
Jagdish R.Kadam
In the present era of information technology, no substantial progress in any field is possible without information and communication technology (ICT). In a country like India where the economic fate of the society rests on the improvement in the lot of rural people, who are directly and indirectly depend on agriculture and agro-based industry, a right ICT intervention that could assist agricultural extension in efficient technology transfer and implementation of development programmes to elevate the livelihoods of poor rural families has become prerequisite. It will likely have significant impacts on uplifting agriculture – enhancing agricultural production, better marketing and post-harvest activities, fostering agro-entrepreneurship and above all generating self-employment opportunities, which, in turn, can contribute to poverty reduction. By focusing on how agricultural extension can use ICTs for improving rural livelihoods, we need to move beyond narrow understandings of agriculturally specific ICT applications. This book intends to provide essential information on most important aspect of how ICT can be used to ameliorate the gloomy lot of rural poor. It focuses not only on the benefits but also, by and large, the constraints that can be encountered. We hope that this book will be really helpful to the extensionists, agriculture scientists, farmers, stakeholders, agri-business entrepreneurs as well as students ..more


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Handbook of Gardening
L.C. De
Gardening deals with growing and cultivation of plants for their flowers, foliages or overall appearance, for consumption and for use as dyes or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Home gardening is found to be an effective approach to improve household food security by supplying families with most of the non-staple foods year round. Community and family vegetable garden and fruit gardens play a significant role in increasing small scale production of micronutrient rich foods. The present publication on “Handbook of Gardening” is planned in 20 interesting chapters vividly highlighting principles, types and practices of gardening covering wide range of aspects include principles gardening, preliminary garden activities, basics of gardening, flower gardening, speciality flower garden, indoor gardening, landscape gardening, lawn gardening, water gardening, vegetable gardening, herb gardening, container gardening, hydroponic gardening, shade gardening, perennial gardening, organic gardening, rooftop gardening, fruit gardening, edible forest gardening and care and maintenance of garden. It may be humbly claimed that this is the most comprehensive book on gardening. I sincerely hope that this book on ‘Handbook of Gardening’ will be useful to teachers, students, scientists, plant biotechnologists, nutritionists, horticulturists, planners, amateurs and professional gardeners. ..more


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Sustainable Organic Agriculture
H.A. Modi
Pollution-free environment is essential for sustaining life of all living beings on the earth. While technology-induded farming is required for feeding the surging population, the excessive use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and weedicides in agriculture has caused environmental imbalance and is causing problems to all living beings on the earth. Ecofriendly farming or organic agriculture or natural farming has emerged as the only answer to bring sustainability to agriculture. Ecofriendly farming is a farming of integration of biological, cultural and natural inputs including integrated diseases and pest management practices. It not only advocates for stopping or restricting the use of pesticides but also emphasises the need for farming which should create an ecological balance and a micro-environment suitable for health and growth of soil microflora, plants, animals, farm workers and finally the vast population which consumes the farm produce. Sustainable agriculture involves the successful management of agricultural resources to satisfy changing human needs while maintaining or enhancing the environment quality and conserving natural resources. The contents include: • Concept, Impacts and Benefits of Organic Agriculture • Organic Agriculture and Organic Foods in India • Principles of Organic Farming • Integrated Plant Nutrient Management • A Brief to Biofertilizers • Organic Manures • Green Manures • Composting Technology • Vermicomposting • Integrated Pest and Disease Management System (IPDMS) • An Introduction to Biopesticides • Botanical Pesticides • Bioherbicides • Biocontrol of Plant Diseases • Phytochemicals for Control of Plant Pathogens • General Principles of Plant Disease Control•Ecofriendly Sustainable Agriculture • Sustainable Agriculture in Indian Scenario. This book will be useful to all students pursuing U.G. and P.G. courses in Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences and Technology, Food Science and Technology, Home Economics, Environmental Sciences and Management as well as other basic science courses (Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Soil Sciences) where this subject forms a part of its applied biotechnology curricula. ..more


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Conservation of Tropical Biodiversity
B.B. HosettiA.K. Chakravarthy
The biodiversity or biological diversity is the variety of life starting from genes to ecosystems and landscapes. Literature on wood boring insects pests is another area that lacks information. Diversity of wood boring insects is explained in chapter 1 and 2. Dr. Narayana Professor of Environmental Science, has studied diversity of aquatic macrophysics of Shimoga area and this aspect is printed in chapter 3. Application of nanotechnology is a new trend and it is also applied in IPM. Chapter 5 deals with Biodiversity conservation efforts made in our neihbouring country, Nepal. The threats and conservation aspects of wetlands of Bhadra wild life sanctuary are discussed in chapter 6. A detailed account of avifaunal diversity of Anekere, Karkala is dealt in chapter 7. Diversity and distribution of birds of Bhadra wildlife sanctuary are discussed in chapter 8 and the detailed account of fish fauna of TB reservoir is given in chapter 9. Biodiversity trends of urban avifauna are narrated in chapter 10. Chapter 11 includes honeybee diversity and their conservation in Karnataka. A unique chapter on bio-geo cultural diversity of medicinal plants is given in chapter 12 and species diversity of Deccan plateau is given in chapter 13. Climate change and its impact on biodiversity (chapter 14) and avifaunal diversity of a regularly disturbed pond of Goa is also incorporated (chapter 15). This book forms a good source of information on biodiversity related topics in India. Hence we hope that students, teachers and wildlife managers will appreciate this compilation of articles. ..more


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Microbial Inoculants and Biofertilizer Technology
H.A. Modi
Biofixation of elements by several microbes such as fungi (mycorrhizae), bacteria (Azotobacter, Azospirillum and Rhizobium) or actinomycetes (Frankia) are blended or mixed in organic matter and this mixture is termed as “Biofertilizers”. Biofertilizer is an organic product containing a specific microbe (microbial inoculant) in concentrated form which is derived either from the nodules of plant roots or from the soil of root zone (rhizosphere). They possess unique ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen either living symbiotically with the roots of legumes or non-symbiotically (free-living) or to transform native soil nutrients such as phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron, sulphur etc. from the non-usable (fixed) to usable form through biological processes. India is one of the leading and important countries in biofertilizer production and consumption in the world. The book “Microbial Inoculants and Biofertilizer Technology” is enriched with 17 Chapters and 5 Appendices, Glossary as well as Selected Bibliography. The contents include: 1. Integrated Plant Nutrient Management (IPNM) 2. A Brief to Biofertilizers 3. Biofertilizer Production Technology 4. An overview of Biological Nitrogen Fixation 5. Non-symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation 6. Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation 7. Genetics of Nitrogen Fixation 8. Rhizobium Inoculants 9. Frankia Inoculants 10. Azolla Inoculants 11. Azotobacter Inoculants 12. Azospirillum Inoculums 13. Cyanobacteria Inoculants 14. Phosphate Solubilizing Microorganisms 15. Phosphate Mobilizers—Mycorrhizae 16. Phosphate Absorbers—VAM 17. Foliar Biofertilizers This book will prove of great help to students pursuing U.G. and P.G. courses in Agriculture Sciences and Technology as well as other basic science courses like Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, Food Sciences where this subject forms a part of its applied microbiology curricula. This book will also be proved as an useful reference to get first hand information on biofertilizers for the people who are working or interested in entreprenuring biofertilizer production units. ..more


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Disease Management of Horticultural Crops under Protected Cultivation
N. IndraP. ArunaV. Ponnuswami
Horticultural crops are adversely affected by a variety of pests and diseases. For the success of hi-tech horticulture, integrated management of these pests and diseases is essential. Research efforts are required to develop models for application of IPM practices for important crops in different locations. With changing horticultural practices new pests like thrips, white flies, mites, phytoplasma, viruses and viroids are emerging. Some of these are exotic pests. To protect horticultural crops from such pests, greater vigilance and stringent quarantine measures are required. Hence this book on ‘Disease management of horticultural crops under protected cultivation’ was prepared. The book has nine chapters which deals elaborately with scope and importance of protected cultivation, problems under protected cultivation, Integrated Disease Management (IDM) strategies and disease management strategies in fruit crops like Strawberry, vegetable crops like tomato, capsicum, gourds and spice crops like paprika and coriander and ornamental crops like rose, carnation, gerbera, anthurium, dendrobium, asiatic lily, chrysanthemum and gladiolus. This book will certainly help the readers for better understanding of the pest and diseases in Horticultural crops and under protected cultivation. This book will be an inevitable source material for the students, researchers, scientists and horticulturists all over the world. ..more


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Cropping Systems for Sustainable Farming
B.L. Jana
The author, in this book “Cropping Systems for Sustainable Farming” has prompted and attempted to anyalyse specific points and marked the situations of cropping patterns and systems with diversification of crops all the year-round grown in a definite rotation or sequence with their Nutrient Management, species and varieties, production technologies with an approach for physical resources in cropping and farming systems, dry land agriculture, biodiversified Agro-ecological systems, changing cropping systems and their sequences, preserving biodiversity for bio-wealth and ecosystems, global warming, impact of pollution on vegetation, soil erosion control measures, crop contingency planning, agricultural and horticultural vision, farm research for meeting the challenges, economy-based on agriculture, essential features of rainfed agriculture, recommendation of cropping practices in India, socio-economic analysis of SAT agriculture, saline farming in the Sundarbans, organic enrichers in management of soil salinity, rainforests by the sea, etc. This book presents uptodate research, field studies of the agricultural scientists and activities of the agricultural extensionists with farmers’ participation to work together to design an appropriate farming methodologies enchancing sustainable production and productivity, profitability for the developing countries like ours. All these modern information and need-based technologies for a site-specific area will help to reduce malnutrition and hunger in the rural India. Farming system is the best safety net against hunger and keeping the production cost under control without sacrificing crop yield for survival going green all around. ..more


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Techniques in Host Plant Resistance to Insects
A.K. ChakravarthyP.R. ShashankChandrasekharaB. Doddabasappa
In today’s world maintenance and conservation of environmental quality has attained central core position in any human related enterprise or activity. Several challenges and opportunities have arisen for environmental-friendly technologies to use and apply in practical situation. The use of insect and diseases resistance plant is over a century old, but the theoretical aspects have barely been translated into practice. Use of resistance plants is ideal means to pest suppression. The full potential of this method of pest suppression is yet to be exploited. Prelude to the use of resistant plants in cultivated ecosystem and in integrated pest management programmes, the practical aspects and methodologies involved need to be clearly understood. This compilation is an effort in this direction. Students and young researchers will hopefully accrue easy access to the practical steps/points and develops an understanding of the topic. The book comprises 24 different practical methods relating to host plant resistance. The first set of methods include Samplings, Distribution patterns and evaluation of germplasm screening parameters against insect pests; Equipments required; Determinations of Antixinosis, Antibiosis and Tolerance; Host plant resistance in related to castor leafhoppers and rice gall midge: Morphological characters in relation to host plant resistant; Tritropic interactions; Biochemical basis of host plant resistance; Studies on repellency, Ovipositional preference and antifeedant activity; Gene cloning, Markers, Sequencing and evaluation; Economic and ecological values of resistant plants. ..more


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How to Write Thesis and Research Papers
M. Sinha
This book expresses various dynamics of writing thesis, research papers, reviews and articles. Following a reader friendly approach, it provides comprehensive coverage of basic concepts and principles of writing thesis and research papers relevant to the students and professionals who wish to pursue research works. All relevant dimensions of writing thesis and research papers from learner’s perspective find lucid coverage here. Topics of this book ranging from Effective Writing Skills, Introduction to Research, Research Process, Writing your Thesis/Dissertation, Hypotheses, Sampling, Formatting & Referencing, Abstracting , Book Review & Article Writing to samples of research papers, articles and book reviews are duly covered. The book is immensely useful for all those who wish to write thesis and research papers. Various guidelines, hints, pictures and practical suggestions offered in the book enhance its utility for learning the art of writing research papers. We have chosen those topics that seem to be most helpful to the students and professionals in developing and understanding the ways in which a thesis or research paper is written. Our goal is to produce the most complete and usable book in the market. This volume has been written in a simple language and easy to understand style. Thus, the entire is intended to give a comprehensive yet quick grasp of the theme undertaken. ..more


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Biopesticides and Biocontrol for Green Agriculture
H.A. Modi
Due to chemical dominance biocontrol in crop protection was neglected. Soon after, the consequences of indiscriminate use of pesticides was realized resulting in imposition of ban on many of them. This opened new vistas for rapid developments of biocontrol as a discipline. Detailed investigations on the biology and ecology of pest and natural enemies have provided insights which have enabled the control techniques to be used more effectively. Understanding the epidemiology, life cycles and in vitro culture techniques of antagonistic organisms have been successfully exploited to develop biocontrol agents as biopesticides. Biopesticides have several advantages over chemical pesticides. In developing countries, where there is a shortage of foreign exchange, an attractive possibility is the manufacture of biopesticides using cheap locally available agricultural wastes as a substrate for culturing the biological control agents by cottage industries or the farmers cooperatives. Contents of book “Biopesticides and Biocontrol for Green Agriculture” include : • Integrated Pest and Disease Management System (IPDMS) • An Introduction to Biopesticides • Microbial Control of Insects • Bacteria as Biocontrol Agents • Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and Their Insecticidal Toxins • Commercial Production of Bacterial Insecticides • Fungal Insecticides • Viral and Rickettsial Insecticides • Protozoal Insecticides • Nematode-based Insecticides • Botanical Pesticides • Bioherbicides • Biocontrol through Transgenic Plant Technology • Biocontrol of Plant Diseases • Phytochemicals for control of Plant Pathogens In addition, other important information regarding biocontrol and biopesticides are summarized in eight appendices and included in the book for benefitting to the readers. The present compilation attempts to offer basic concepts of all the essential components of biopesticides used for agriculture purposes and should prove of help to all students and professionals engaged in agriculture study and practices. This book will prove of great help to students pursuing U.G. and P.G. Courses in Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences and Technology, Food Science and Technology, as well as other basic science courses (Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences) where this subject forms a part of its applied biotechnology curricula. Compactness and simplicity in presenting the subjective information will make the book of great value to students having first exposure to the subject. ..more


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Post Harvest Technology of Agri-Horticultural Crops
B.L. Jana
“Post Harvest Technology of Agri-Horticultural Crops” is a most wanted paradigm shift from agricultural crops to value added horticultural crops with their food processing and allied industries for the benefit of the farmers. Stagnation of agricultural growth and productivity is experienced since the decade of nineties with slow change of socio-economic progress of the farm sector. Diversity and conservation of all our biological resources including genetic resources, medicinal plants, tropical forest resources, water resources, coastal resources and productive Agri-Horticultural crops with their food processing is the need of the hour to remove hunger from the society. Bio-fach movement to thrust organic framing, hi-tech and commercial horticulture, biotechnology, organic foods to supply for ecological pest management, use of drip and sprinkler irrigation and plastic agriculture, food processing and horticulture industries, export scenario, incentives in food processing and horticulture schemes, efficient post harvest technology of agri-horticultural crops and modern researches, etc. will surely augment the national progress reaching the goal of Vision-2020. Of course, all these are subject to varying nature of risks, opportunities and feasibilities of enhanced socio-economic security towards the farming community. The author has been prompted to write this book which is chalked out into Eight chapters as stated above. He has tried to analyse deeply of the above subjects with modern thoughts of the research scientists, planners, economists, sociologists and cyber extension process with ITK, concerning of a human face in the development of farm sector. Adoption—Diffusion process of hi-tech Agri-Horticulture Technologies, scope of agro-industries with technology transfer, role of gender in farm sector for food security have also been dealt with properly. Social equity of the farmers is of paramount importance. Suggestions are invited for enriching the contents of the book in future. ..more


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Ecorestoration and Biodiversity Conservation
G.P. MishraA. Gupta
Direct or indirect human activities are responsible for the degradation, transformation and damage to the ecosystems on this planet with negative impacts on biological diversity and peoples’ livelihoods. There is now a growing realisation that we will not be able to conserve the earth’s biological diversity through the protection of hotspots and critical areas alone, we must have knowledge and tools to actively manage our outstanding biodiversity, to protect what remains of our natural vegetation while rehabilitating the degraded ecosystems that need ecorestoration which is an intentional activity that initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem with respect to its structure and functions. We require the better understanding of effective actions and mechanisms to conserve and restore biological diversity at various levels and scales New approaches for restoring species, degraded environments, and ecological processes and functions will improve the efficiency of restoration efforts; provide for ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation. The book “Ecorestoration and Biodiversity Conservation” offers guidelines on what needs to be done to better manage the biodiversity values, so that this wonderful gift of nature can be preserved to appreciate for its beauty, goods and services it has to offer. This volume contains 19 invited chapters by eminent experts, some of them are contributed by an impressive array of high profile botanists of our country. These topics cover a wide range of aspects including microbial, forest, wetland, wildlife and applied ecology and indicate a lot of efforts put by contributors into exploring the ways so as to cover the various topics and examine the various linkages, quantification and practical applications of ecological research in ecorestoration and biodiversity conservation. Thus, the book will be equally useful to the scientists, researchers, environmentalists, teachers, students, administrators and policy makers. The volume is dedicated to the sacred memory of Late Professor S.B. Saksena the eminent mycologist of the country. ..more


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Landscape Gardening and Design with Plants
S.K. Bhattacharjee
This book, Landscape Gardening and Design with Plants, is the first of its kind in contents in India, written by an eminent scientist, reputed teacher, highly experienced landscape designer and renowned floriculturist. This rewarding and absorbing publication consists of 35 chapters that deal with various aspects of landscape gardening, garden design and a vast range of interesting plant material for landscaping. Chapter 1 provides information on origin and history of gardens and gardening. Chapter 2 deals with garden design, Chapter 3 covers garden features and ornamentation, Chapter 4 describes the nursery management for flower crops, Chapter 5 furnishes all aspects of plant propagation and Chapter 6 discusses the plant protection aspects of ornamental crops. Apart from these six extensive chapters, in the following 29 chapters very fascinating, elaborate and rare information is provided on trees, palms, cycas, bamboos, conifers, heaths and heathers, shrubs, roses, magnolias, azaleas, camellias, bougainvilleas, hedges and edges, lawn grasses, ground covers, foliage plants, ferns, selaginellas, lycopodiums, herbaceous perennials, bulbous ornamentals, cacti and other succulents, annuals, biennials, aquatic ornamentals and orchids. The information furnished is up-to-date and sufficient to allow one to assess the potential of plants to create beautiful garden designs and healthy environments for all corners, pockets and situations. It is an extensive illustrative printed document on landscape gardening and the plant wealth in ornamental crops. This publication is intended to be a comprehensive source of information for landscape architects, landscape designers, horticulturists, town and country planners, keen gardeners, as also concerned students, teachers and scientists. ..more


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Plant Tissue Culture Manual : Fundamentals and Applications in Biotechnology
A. Pareek
The Book “Plant Tissue Culture Manual : Fundamentals and Applications in Biotechnology” covers most of the important areas of present-day plant biotechnology, beginning from plant tissue culture media preparation to transgenic plant production and related molecular biology protocols. It would be helpful for teachers in formulating their own practical protocols using different model plant systems. This book includes the principles, theoretical background and the basis for each protocol. This approach has been adopted to help the learners and researchers modify their procedures to develop their own protocols and methods utilizing the proven protocols included in the book. The book provides laboratory exercises in plant tissue culture that demonstrate major educational concepts. The experiments can be conducted with a variety of plant materials that are available year round from easily accessible sources. Each chapter is devoted to a separate aspect of plant tissue culture and the chapters are arranged in the order of increasing technical complexity. The opening chapters present a brief historical survey of the field of plant tissue culture, a background in sterilization techniques. Various components of the nutrient medium have been dealt in greater detail. The text deals with the experimental details of each and every technique. The protocols have been simplified legibly to include details and notes, that we hope will help the user avoid unnecessary errors and confusion. All the applications of plant tissue culture have been very well discussed and the techniques associated with them are described in detail. ..more


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Water: The Epic Struggle for 21st Century
B.C. Jat
Water nurtures life, without which human beings would perish. It has acquired a new meaning beyond its traditional uses for irrigation, navigation, municipal, industrial and hydropower. It has come to be associated with a certain kind of life style-entertainment, sports, and leisure. Yet water shortages are already a fact of life for millions of people around the world. Indeed, estimates predict severe water scarcity and related crises by 2030. Water demands are increasing, ground water levels are decreasing, surface water supplies are increasingly contaminated, and delivery and treatment infra-structures are aging. This book will give you the real picture of what’s happening on the earth with regard to water availability, consuming pattern, increasing demand, scaring water resources and management strategy for twenty first century. It is hope that the book will be of immense help to scholars of Geography & environment, researchers, analysts, academicians, policy makers and implementers. ..more


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Crop Improvement: Biotechnological, Physiological and Nanotechnological Approaches
C.P. Malik
The present volume “Crop Improvement: Physiological, Biotechnological and Nanotechnological Approaches”is compiled to recount recent contributions in the varied fields of crop improvement especially focusing on the role of plant physiology, biotechnology and nanotechnology. A perusal of various titles comprising this volume shows that they cover : Tailoring Crop Plants for Adverse Conditions via Transgenic Approach, Genomic Tools in Crop Improvement, Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT) Markers - Accelerating Crop Improvement, Improving Nutritional Qualities of Food Crops, Recent Advances in Phylogenetic Relationships Among the U-triangle Six Brassica L. Species, Sugar-Mediated Signal Transduction: Role in Assimilate Allocation and Transport, Plant Peptides: New Modulators of Plant Growth and Development, and Nanotechnology – A New Revolution in Agriculture The ten articles cover wide varieties of topics (biotechnology (7), Plant physiology (2) and nanotechnology (1). The topics are bound to whip up enthusiasm among the readers and create eagerness to dwell into new information and insights, especially with the speed of new discoveries being made regularly. The book is useful for postgraduates and researchers in plant biotechnology, plant physiology and related areas e.g. biosciences, agriculture, food sciences, biochemistry etc. It would also be of interest to agriculture scientists as well as professionals working in the plant biotechnology industry. ..more


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Natural Essential Oils: Fragrances and Flavours
A. Baruah
This book ‘Natural Essential Oils - Fragrances and Flavours’ includes 23 chapters, covering the aspects of Chemistry of Natural Essential oils, Cultivation technique of Aromatic & Spice plants, Biological activity & Pharmaceutical value of essential oils, etc. contributed by eminent Academicians, Scientists & Scholars. The contents include: Introduction to Natural Essential oils - Fragrances and Flavours * Rose Scented Geranium (Pelargonium species): Cultivation and Chemical Composition of the Essential oil * A Perception on Essential Oil of Ginger * Essential Oils of Indian Origanum Species * The Essential Oils of ‘Cinnamon’ Resources from Northeast India * Chemistry of Jasmin Fragrance * Chemical Diversity of Cymbopogon Species of Indian Thar Desert * Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of Hyssopus officinalis Essential Oils * Menthol Mint (Mentha canadensis L. synonym Mentha arvensis L. forma piperascens Malinvaud ex Holmes): Cultivation and Chemical profile of the Essential Oil * Wild Marigold (Tagetes minuta L.): Cultivation Technology and Essential Oil Composition * Chemical Constituents of Essential Oils and Uses of Some Commercially Important Aromatic and Medicinal Plants * Natural Essential Oils of Temperate Plants from Kashmir-India * Novel Chemotypes of Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex Steud.) Wats. of Indian Origin * Volatile constituents of Zingiberaceae of Northeast India - An Overview * Phytochemistry and Biological Activity of Three Species of the Genus Artemisia * Commercial Prospect of Litsea cubeba Pers. as a Source of Citronellal Rich Essential oil * Taxonomy and Essential Oils of Some Aromatic Plants Discovered from Northeast India * Cymbopogon Members of Commercial Importance in North East India * Cultivation of Aromatic Plants Towards Sustainable Development of Arunachal Pradesh * Chemical Composition of Essential Oils of ‘Camphor’ and ‘Gondhsoroi’ Groups of the Genus Cinnamomum from Northeast India * Biological Activity and Pharmaceutical Value of Natural Essential Oils * Essential Oil Growth Models and Applications * Aromatherapy as an Complementary Alternate Medicinal Practice * Index. This book will be useful to the research & academic institutions, various industries, agriculture and allied fields, as well as to exporters, processors, planters and to all those who are interested in Aromatic & Spice plants. ..more


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Nursery and Landscaping
L.C. De
The Indian floriculture industry is developing on a moderate scale and quality with the major ventures of modern greenhouse technology, new flower varieties, production techniques, post-harvest, supply and cold chain management. The single dominant factor which would contribute to rise in production of horticulture crop is availability of quality planting material of improved cultivars. Establishment of mother stock of improved scion cultivars and multiplication of plants true to type are the top priorities to challenge the task. Plant nurseries play a vital role in creating a healthier and beautiful environment in addition to providing employment opportunities in rural as well as urban sectors. Hi-tech nurseries mechanization is the need of the hour to facilitate various nursery operations and greenhouse technology is the updated form of mass multiplication of quality planting materials. Landscaping is the most important aspect of environmental horticulture that creates green surroundings. A piece of land can be value added by giving landscape treatments and integrating the landscape elements into the plan. The present publication on ‘Nursery and Landscaping’ is planned in 18 interesting chapters vividly highlighting various aspects of nursery in 14 chapters covering nursery industry, the nursery site, propagation, potting and transplanting, growing media, nursery materials and tools, nursery structures, nursery production and management, maintenance of nursery stock, irrigation, vegetable and flower seed production, production of quality planting materials, management of insect-pests and diseases; marketing and landscaping in 4 chapters covering introduction to landscaping, landscape architecture, landscape development and landscape management. It may be humbly claimed that this is the most comprehensive book on nursery and landscaping and will be useful to teachers, students, scientists, nurserymen, landscape designer, planners, amateurs and professional gardeners. ..more


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Plant Diversity and Conservation
V.S. Ramachandran
Biological diversity is extremely valuable to humans from an economic standpoint for obtaining the raw materials including food, medicine, building materials and many other elements directly from the resources for maintaining our civilization. Every organism in every ecosystem possesses its own particular ecological function, acting as an integral component that influences the overall function and completeness of an ecosystem. Thus, a healthy ecosystem will be able to perform comprehensive and high quality ecological services. Taxonomists around the world have initiated global or local assessment of organisms. All the studies primarily involve species as a unit in the taxonomic hierarchy of classification. Moreover, species exists in nature as a visible unit that facilitate in determining various conservation strategies. The total number of species that currently exists on earth is generally considered as a synonymous with the term “biodiversity”. There is a growing consensus about rapid deletion of species and their habitats due to increasing in human population and human induced anti-environmental factors. But the current state of our knowledge about the extent of numerical strength of the species and loss of resources is incomplete. This situation has lead to the introduction of rapid assessment of global biological biodiversity that needs to be conserved. The present book “Plant Diversity and Conservation” will serve as an excellent reference material for students and scholars from different fields of botany. The book chapters includes the broad fields like Floristic diversity, Crop wild relatives, Arborescent flora, Weed flora, Riparian flora, Endemic plants, Ethno-medicinal plants, Chasmophytes, Biodiversity assessment, SEM studies, Tissue culture and Phytogeography. ..more


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Text Book of Economic Botany
A. Alam
The present book “Text Book of Economic Botany” is an effort to make available authentic and standard study material relate to economic importance of plants. This book has been complied exclusively to accomplish the need of undergraduate and post-graduate students of all Indian Universities. Aspirants for the Civil services and other competitive examinations will surely gain advantage by this book. This book aims to provide comprehensive account of economically precious plants which are grown in India and elsewhere. Usually the angiospermic plants are highlighted as economically precious, but the special feature of the book is inclusion of lower plants which are treated equally as angiosperms, especially Algae and Bryophytes for their economic potential. The book is divided into 14 chapters initiated by Introduction and history of economic botany and highlights different uses of plants in subsequent chapters. At the end index and suggested reading are also provided. Due consideration is also given to Petro Plants and Ornamental Plants, discussed in detail here, however these have been neglected earlier inmost of the books. Some of the genetically modified plants are also included. The description of plants is well supplemented by suitable coloured photographs which will give a complete and striking view with added advantage to the readers in identifying the plants in their natural habitats. ..more


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Soil Nutrient Management for Sustaiable Agriculture
A. Singh
The importance of soil nutrient management for sustainable agriculture has been widely recognized. Soil is the reservoir nutrients and half of the elements in the periodic table are being uptake from the soil by the plants but of these, only sixteen elements are essential. A soil with a Ph of 6.5-7.5 with adequate soil organic matter (about 2 to 4%) will help supply many of these nutrients; however, additional nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are usually needed for good yields. There is increasing trend of nutrient imbalance in the soil; evident from the fact the amount of nutrient removed from the soil is more than the quantity added in the soil. This nutrient imbalance is called nutrient mining and nutrient mining resulted in poor soil health. Nutrient availability depends not only on soil nutrient store but also on the favourable soil conditions as soil reaction, physical and biological properties. Sound nutrient management is prerequisite for enhancement & maintenance of soil productivity, sustainability of agriculture. This book contains 14 chapters on diverse vital aspects of soil management. The topics covered are role of biofertilizers, nutrient management perspectives, organisms in the soil, soil quality indicators-methods, allelopathy in soil management, services rendered by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi, green manuring for improving soil fertility, role of customized fertilization for soil health and sustainability, conventional/instrumental vis a vis rapid methods of soil quality analysis, climate change and nutrient management, soil acidity and its sustainable amelioration in India, utilization of distillery spent wash in agriculture. The purpose of the process documentation is to pool the scattered information related to sustainable soil management in a book form with the help of expert academician across the country. Authors have tried level best to cater the needs of the students, extension functionaries and policy planners on the significant aspects of soil nutrient management for ensuring long term sustainability for meeting the requirement of future generations. This book may be used as reference book for future use in improving overall soil productivity. ..more


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Principles of Plant Breeding
Z.A. DarP.C. MeenaA. Kumar
As ancient and agriculture itself, plant breeding is one if civilization’s oldest activities. Today, world food production is more dependent than ever on the principles of plant breeding. The book is unique in the area of plant breeding as it provides an insight into basics of plant breeding as well as molecular plant breeding. This book offers the most recent detailed knowledge of plant reproduction and their environmental interaction, which can help to guide new breeding programs in providing more food for growing populations with better care of the environment. The historical development and present status of plant breeding at international and national level is included in this book. Chapters included are the cell and cell biology and Mendelism, Pollination systems, Incompatibility, sterility, apomixis, centers of origin and domestication, plant introduction, breeding methods in self-pollinated crops, genetic structure of cross pollinated crops, genetic structure of cross pollinated crops, heterosis and inbreeding depression has been discussed in detail including hybridiczation, breeding for resistance, single seed descent method, back cross method, hybrid and synthetic varieties, clonal selection, wide hybridization, mutation breeding with practical examples. Today, production of new varieties is dominated by commercial plant breeders, who seek to protect their work and collect royalties through national and international agreements based in intellectual property rights. The range of related issues is complex and has been dealt eloquently in chapter on IPR and WTO in relation to Agriculture. This book attempts to present a readable format on plant breeding principles and their applications It is one of the best reference books for the teachers and scientists working in the area of plant breeding. This book will also be useful for various competitive examinations of ICAR, UGC and other central and state services. ..more


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Drip Irrigation System: Clogging and its Prevention
T.R. Thokal
This book incorporates extensive and updated practical aspects of drip irrigation clogging and its prevention authored by scientists of international repute to enable the user to understand the various concepts. It presents the latest comprehensive and authoritative explanations about clogging in the drip irrigation system. The authors have made efforts to cover the practical oriented aspects about the drip irrigation system in a scientific but easy-to understand language and to make it useful for academicians, drip irrigation users and research scholars. This is a valuable reference book for practicing professionals in water management. Aling with detailed renditions about clogging and maintenance of drip irrigation system, suitable illustration and examples have been included to explain the subject matter in the best manner possible. A universal approach has been adopted in developing the manuscript thus resulting in a comprehensive book for undergraduate students of agricultural engineering and an invaluable reference book for post graduate students as well as practicing engineers specializing in the field of drip irrigation. The contents are: • Emitter Clogging: A Menace to Drip Irrigation • Causes of Clogging • Filtration • Chemigation • Fertigation • Acidification to Remove Mineral Deposits • Bacterial Treatments (Chlorination) • System Flushing and Maintenance • Practical Aspects of Drip Irrigation. ..more


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Textbook of Ethnobotany
P. C. TrivediN. Sharma
Ethnobotany in the wider context denotes the entire realm of useful relationship between plants and man. The traditional communities the world over are treasure trove of accumulated knowledge and wisdom about the management and utilization of various plants and other materials around him. It is now well recognised that traditional wisdom and knowledge on the utilization of biological resources is of immense value to biodiversity planners and scientists in developing strategies in conservation, utilization and generation of wealth from the bioresources. The present book “Text Book of Ethnobotany” contain 15 chapters covering different aspects on the ethnobotany. Major chapter included are: Ethnobotany : Aims, objectives and scope; Prominent Ethnic societies of India; Methods of Ethnobotanical studies; Food yielding plants of tribals; Tribals and Forests; Construction of Huts and houses; Forests degradation and devices adapted for conservation; Ethnomedicinal plants; Entertainment devices and aesthetics; cosmetics, Decoration and Adornment used by tribals; Tribal intoxicants and masticatories; songs, marriages, ceremonies and plants in tribal life; plants in tribal proverbs, Faith in religion and supernatural powers and miscellaneous aspects of plants usage in tribal life. The present book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for ethnobotanist, herbal healers, anthropologist, conservator, botanist, chemist, doctors, industrialist and students in the field of ethnobotany. ..more


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Production & Protection of Seed Spices
E. V. D. SastryK. S. Shekhawat
Seed spices are the winter season annuals whose fruit (seed) is used as spice. About twenty seed spices are cultivated and almost all of them are grown in India, four of thse namely coriander, cumin, fennel and fenugreek are cultivated extensively and hence are called major seed spices. India is the leader in production, consumption and export of seed spices. Among the Indian states, Gujarat and Rajasthan lead in the area and production of these spices. Unfortunately these crops are still cultivated on marginal lands with almost nil to little inputs. In many a cases, local varieties are still cultiviated with very low production potential. It is therefore right time we take the stock of the situation. In an effort to know the status of seed spices research and development, eminent researchers from across the country have been invited to contribute their findings and views which led to the present compilation. The present book contains chapters that are written by who’s who in seed spices research in India. The opening chapter “Seed spices research: path less treated” tries to analyze the problem of seed spices research vis-à-vis with the research in cereals. The available germplasm collection in India are analyzed critically in the chapter on “Evaluation and coservation of seed spices Genetic resources: status and issues”. The research and accomplishments of All India Coordinated Research Project on Spices in seed spices sphere is very well presented in a chapter “Research efforts of All India Coordinated Research Project on Spices for productivity of seed spices. The need for good agricultural practices has been presented in chapter on ‘Good agricultural practices: Need for clean seed spices production”, similarly an analysis on quality aspects is presented in chapter by “Quality aspects of seed spices for export”. “Studies on seed spices improvement” looks at the methods adopted for genetic improvement and ways to modify the same for better genetic gains. Besides these, several chapters devote to look at the research findings on organic way of production of seed spices, Nutrition management, disease and pest management in seed spices. Unless the findings of researches reach the farmers and are adopted by them they are of little value. Hence several chapters are devoted to understand the problem of adoption of improved methods of seed spices cultivation. Similarly a chapter on “Marketing of important seed spices in Rajasthan” looks at the marketing of seed spices. Seed spices contain essential oils which are extracted and marketed as value added product. The commercial exploitability of the essential oils of seed spices is discussed in “Commercial exploitation of essential oils obtained from seed spices for use in aromatherapy”. The book is expected to be of much help to all those connected with seed spices. It is hoped that this book will find acceeptance with scientists, industrialists, lanners as well as students connected or interested in seed spices. ..more


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Plant Protection Through Eco-Friendly Techniques
S. C. BhardwajS. SinghA. Bhatnagar
The book “Plant Protection through Eco-friendly Techniques” contains nineteen chapters dealing with an eco-friendly management of insect pests for sustainable agriculture, impact of climate change and food safety. The contributors of the book have collected up to date information on insect-pest & disease management, new trends including DNA Barcoding, EPN, anthocorid, pheromones, insect pest management in vegetables, oilseeds and phytophagous whitegrubs which will be useful for scholars of plant protection group. The book includes information on Some Problematic Agricultural Pests and their Eco-safe Management; Phytophagous Whitegrubs of India Bioecology and Management; Concepts, Approaches and Implementation of IPM in Crops; DNA Barcoding AND Integrated Pest Management; Exploitation of Eco-friendly Techniques for the Management; Anthocorids as Potential Predators; Biopesticiides and their Potential Predators; Biopesticides and their Potential in Integrated Pest Management; Eco-fridnly Insect Pest Management in Tobacco; Insect Pest Management in Oil Seed Crops. Chapters on The Challenges of Food Security: Decisive Role of Pesticides; Biopesticidal Entomopathogenic Nematode; Entomopathogenic Fungi for Sustainable Agriculture; Entomopathogenic Fungi with Special Reference to Metarhizium and Beauveria for Management of Whitegrubs; Management of Some Insect Pests using Pheromones; Food Safety and Risk Assessment of Crop Protection Chemicals and their Rational Use in Maximising Gains; Sustainable Crop Production Technologies for Pests of Vegetable; Role of Honey Bees in Sustenance Crop Productivity have been included to project their importance in the present scenario and lastly article of Emerging Challenges in Crop Health Management adds value to the book. This book shall be of a great help to teachers, researchers & students engaged in the field of Plant Pathology, Entomology, Seed Pathology, Horticulture, Agro-forestory, Nematology & others interested in different branches of Agriculture & Botany. ..more


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Plant Diseases and their Biological Control
A. Singh
Indiscriminate use of pesticides has harmed the mankind, animals, environment and ecology. The development of resistance in some pathogens against fungicides, lack of reliable chemical control measures and also the lack or non availability of resistant varieties to major diseases in some crops led to search of alternative means for disease control. The alternatives are those refered to as biological controls. The biological control refers to the purposeful utilization of introduced or resident living organisms, other than disease resistant host plants, to suppress the activities and populations of one or more plant pathogens. The microorganisms have come under focus for the management of diseases due to their unique ability to survive in the ecosystem and reducing the severity of the diseases. The present book Plant Diseases and their Biological Control incorporates the critical reviews and research articles on biological control of pathogens. Important articles are on Biological Control as an Ecological Safer Technology, Biocontrol through Microbes and Endomycorrhiza, Mitigating Plant Disease through Cultural Practices, Mechanism of Action of Biocontrol Agents, Potential Application of Trichoderma, Mass Production and Formulation of Bioagents, Plant Disease Management through Diversified Cropping Systems, Biological Control of Rice Blast and Pigeon Pea Wilt, Molecular Advances of Disease Management in Indian Mustard, Development of Pseudomonas Fluorescens based Biopesticides, Biocontrol of Chilli Leaf Curl Disease and Rot of Ginger, Biotechnological Approaches for Disease Management in Forest Trees, Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases of Fruits, Marker Assisted Selection for Resistance Improvement in Potatoes, Agonistic Phyllosphere Consortium of Microbes in the Development of Disease of Fern and Biological Control of Jatropha Plant Diseases. The book will be useful and widely accepted by students, teachers, researchers, Botanists, Plant Pathologists, and Agriculturists. ..more


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Ornamental Crop Breeding
L. C. DeS.K. Bhattacharjee
The present publication on Ornamental Crop Breeding has been organized in such a way that it will be useful to everyone interested in the world particularly to hobbyist plant breeders, amateur gardeners, flower breeders and technocrats. This book will vividly highlight genetical and breeding applications in flower crops covering wide range of aspects. There are 15 interesting and informative introductory chapters on history, origin and evolution, genetics, reproduction, breeding methods, exploitation of sterility and incompatibility, inbred lines, hybrids, distant hybridization, breeding for abiotic and biotic stress, tissue culture and biotechnological approaches, genetic transformation, DNA Finger Printing, seed production, techniques of growing quality planting materials and IPR issues etc. Twenty four most important flower crops of India are separately dealt in details in this publication. These ornamental crops are presented in the book according to their ranking in global market and these are rose, chrysanthemum, lily, gerbera, orchids, anthurium, carnation, gladiolus, china aster, dahlia, tuberose, jasmine, bougainvillea, cacti, marigold, zinnia, hibiscus, petunia, begonia, cyclamen, antirrhinum, impatiens, ageratum and pimpernel. It may be humbly claimed that this is the first book of its kind on breeding of ornamental crops in India. This book will be useful to teachers, students, scientists, plant breeders, plant biotechnologists, planners, exporters, amateurs and professional flower growers. ..more


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Handbook of Vegetable Crops
L. C. De
Vegetable crops, the important component of horticulture play a vital role in providing food and nutrient security which are required in daily diet of both rich and poor. An attempt has been made to organize this book in such a way that it will be useful to every on interested in the world of vegetables particularly those increasing number of people who are concerned with both underutilized and exotic vegetables. The contents of this publication have been dealt with 26 chapters covering varied topics on vegetable growing. To intensify on the awareness about the vast resources of the vegetable crops available in the world, their economic importance, culture and uses, the first step dealt on the introduction, maintenance and assessment of vegetable crops and their varieties with strict quarantine for imported seed materials. For successful vegetable cultivation, the growers, students and researchers should have sufficient knowledge on morphology and physiology of vegetable crops, production of quality seeds and planting materials, vegetable farming, plant nutrition and growth regulations, cultural practices, control of weeds, insect pests and diseases. Apart from these, nursery management, soil and climatic requirements, crop improvement, hybrid technology, cropping systems, physiological disorders, training and pruning are some other very important aspects covered. To enhance vegetable production, adoption of modern technologies like vegetable cultivation organically, in river bed and under protected condition; Precision and Diversified farming; applications of Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK); Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Integrated Disease Management (IDM); vegetable cultivation in containers and saline water; hydroponic vegetable cultivation; development of growth simulating models; proper handling, storage, packaging and transportation are necessary. The last chapter on ‘Genera of Vegetable Crops’ comprising of 405 genera and more than 750 species of major and minor vegetables found in different parts of the world with special reference to taxonomic details, origin and distribution, climate and soil, cultivation practices and importance and uses. It can be humbly claimed that such exclusive and elaborate information in various aspects of large number of vegetable crops in a single publication of its first kind and this publication will be useful to the students, teachers, teachers, scientists, researchers, technologists, planners, amateurs, farmers, commercial vegetable growers, processors and exporters ..more


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Bioagents in Plant Disease Management
P. C. Trivedi
Biological control has become an alternate and most important of plant disease management as chemical pesticides possess adverse effect on environment and human health. Biocontrol agents are useful organisms that reduce the adverse effects of phytopathogens and enhance positive response in the plant. Judicious use of biocontrol agents can significantly reduce use and subsequently cost of pesticides and thereby contribute to sustainable development of agriculture. The present book “Bioagents in Plant Disease Management” contains 17 articles covering information on bioagents which are being used in the management of plant diseases. Application of Trichoderma, Pseudomonas, AM Fungi in the management of important diseases have been reviewed. Book covers articles on: Current trends in biological control of plant diseases; Biocontrol with Trichoderma; Biomanagement of soil borne plant pathogens through fungal antagonists; Management of soil borne diseases of cotton through ecofriendly approaches; Biocontrol of fungal diseases of pigenopea & maize. Article on Biocontrol of post harvest diseases provide detailed information on the topic. Other major articles included in the book are on – Ecofriendly disease management in spice crops using microbial agents; Biological control of seed-borne fungal diseases of legumes; PGPR fungus & P. lilacinus in management of Meloidogyne sp.; Pseudomonas: A promosing novel biocontrol agent; Management of plant diseases through AM Fungi. Articles on Biological control of human pathogenic fungi and Biological control of Parthenium hysterophorus by Alternaria alternate have added value to the book. This book provides excellent glimpses of the biomanagement of plant diseases. This book provide authentic information on biological control of plant diseases. Book will be very useful to botanists, agricultural scientists, Plant Pathologists, farmers & students of plant sciences. ..more


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Aromatic and Spice Plants: Utilisation and Conservation
A. BaruahS. C. Nath
The articles of this book covered the aspects like Diversity & Taxonomy, Ethnobotany & Pharmaceutical value, Essential oil & chemistry, Cultivation & Agrotechnology, Multiplication & Conservation, Pests & diseases, Pharmacology & Pharmacognosy, Economics & Marketing, Antimicrobial activity, End uses, etc., on a particular aromatic/spice plant taxon (either at Species or Generic level or a general review article). The contents include: Ethnobotany and Active components of Essential Oils of the Genus Cinnamomum Schaeffer used as Spices and Culinary products in Northeast India • Wild edible Aromatic plants of Northeast India • Cinnamomum pauciflorum, an additional and promising source of Cinnamon from Northeastern India • Aquilaria malaccansis Lamk. • Species diversity and Utility potential of Piper L in Northeast India • An overview of Cinnamon with reference to Northeast India • Systematics and Essential oils of Cinnamomum sulphuratum Nees from Northeast India • Commercial potentiality of Litsea cubeba oil of Indian origin • Taxonomy and Industrial prospects of Cinnamomum parthenoxylon Meissn complex growing in Northeast India • Essential Oil Industry in North-East India with special emphasis to Patchouli, Citronella and Lemongrass • Zingiberacean members of commercial importance in North East India with emphasis to essential oil and aroma chemicals • Essential oils of Indian Cassia • BLI-ARUN– New Hybrid Strain of Lemon Grass, a potential crop for rural industries • Fungal diseases of common Aromatic plants of Northeast India • Antimicrobial Activity of Plants and Microbes from Indo-Burma Eco-Zone • Leaf Epidermal characters of some chemotypes of Aromatic Plants of Northeast India • Petiole anatomy and foliar venation of the genus Cinnamomum Schaeffer of Northeast India • Advances in Propagation of few Aromatic and Spice plants of Eastern Himalaya • Advances in tissue culture activities of some priority Aromatic and Medicinal plants native to North East India • Insect Pests of Aromatic plants of Eastern Himalayas • Herbarium database of Aromatic plants of ‘Assam Herbarium’ (Botanical Survey of India, Shillong) collected from Northeastern India • Bibliographic accounts of some selected Aromatic Plants of Northeastern region of India • Index. This book will be useful to the research & academic institutions, various industries, agriculture and allied fields, as well as to exporters, processors, planters and to all those who are interested in Aromatic & Spice plants. ..more


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Indian Forest and Forestry
R. Balyani
Forest plays a significant role in the overall balance of carbon in the atmosphere mitigating or exacerbating the effects of global warming. Forest carbon sequestration can potentially reduce the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. They influence climate change largely by affecting the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. When forests grow, carbon is removed from the atmosphere and absorbed in wood, leaves and soil. This book presents various aspects of Forest and Forestry with respect to Indian Economy. The subject matter of Forest and Forestry included in the present book covers wide range of topics from Forest Policy, Forest Resources, Forest Based Industries, Ecotourism, Climate Changes and Forest Economy in detail. This book contains 10 research papers by authors from all regions of India. It is expected that the book will be highly useful for students, scholars, professors, planners, policy makers and Government in preparing future programmes for Indian Forest and Forestry. ..more


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Environmental Threat, Resource Depletion and Sustainable Development
S. K. BanerjeeR. Sett
In nature, natural resources might be renewable or non-renewable; use of either of these forms beyond their rate of replacement is considered to be resource depletion. Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for future generation, thereby involving the environment, local people and the future. The environmental problems throughout the world are growing rapidly due to growing population as well as rapid industrialization resulting environmental degradation of resources. The present book incorporates critical articles of various aspects of environmental threat, and their possible mitigation, the causes and effects of’ natural resource depletion and subsequent management strategies involving local people so that the needs can be met not only for the present but also for future generation. The book includes articles on: Global warming—A serious threat to the planet earth; Acid rain—An invisible environmental threat; Non-conventional energy—Progress and prospects in India; Innovation in technology development for sustainable use of non-timber forest products for livelihood security of forest dependent communities in tropical forests; Atmospheric ozone—Life saving as well as harmful pollutant; Resource augmentation, sustainable harvesting limit and sustainable management of some commercially important plant species; Sustainability and sustainable harvesting of medicinal and aromatic plants; and Biodiversity in India: Loss and conservation. This volume will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a guide for teachers, research scholars, students in the field of environmental sciences. ..more


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The Complete Book of Roses
S. K. BhattacharjeeB.K. Banerji
Roses are most beautiful popular flowering plants grown almost throughout the world. Remarkable work has been carried out on this romantic flower and much has been said and written about it. The changes in fashion in our appreciation and use of rose are mirrored in the numerous journals and books that have been written about it through the centuries. The development of rose is the result of the patient work of the hybridists, scientists and rosarians all over the world. This publication is planned in 26 chapters to review, illustrate, streamline and highlight the achievements on roses. It is a comprehensive and up-to-date scientific document on all practical aspects of rose growing - soil and climate, layout, planting, management, propagation, pruning, nutrition, irrigation, mulching, weed control, pot culture, green house cultivation, insect pests and diseases. It has emphasised the scope and importance, and also traced the history of early days with roses. Classification of roses is enumerated giving details of wild and natural species and their varieties. There are fascinating chapters on intellectual property rights, breeding, biotechnology, tissue culture and allied products. Interesting and elaborate chapters are written on growth regulating chemicals, post-harvest technology, rose breeders of the world and rose breeders of India. Description of innumerable number of exotic varieties and the varieties evolved in India is provided; and books on roses are enlisted. This publication will be of immense value to the scientists, teachers, students, planners, professionals and amateur rose growers, traders, commercial entrepreneurs in floriculture and exporters. ..more


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Plant Resource Utilization and Conservation
P. C. TrivediN. Sharma
A growing worldwide realization that biodiversity is fundamental to agricultural production and food security, as well as a valuable constituent of environmental conservation have been clearly observed. The importance of biodiversity and its conservation can not be overemphasized. The present text book “Plant Resource Utilization and Conservation” covers the syllabi of M.Sc. Botany final year students of most of the Indian Universities and particularly the syllabus recently recommended by the University Grants Commission. Book covers chapters on Biodiversity; Sustainable development; Origin of agriculture and Worlds centres of primary diversity of domesticated plants. Economic importance of food; Forage and fodder crops; Medicinal plants; Aromatic and essential oils; vegetable oils and fats; Plant fibres; Timber yielding plants; Tannin and dyes yielding plants; Gums and resins; Pulp and paper etc. have been given in detail. Chapters on Green revolution; Avenue trees and Plants in pollution control have been dealt with clarity and recent information. Book also includes chapters on Principles of conservation; Strategies for in-situ and ex-situ conservation and General asccount of national agencies (ICAR, CSIR, BSI, NBPGR & DBT). This book will definitely serve as an excellent reading and reference material for students of Botany, researchers environmentalists, Agriculture scientists and forest personnels. We hope that students preparing for competitive examinations may also find the book useful. ..more


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Plant Genetic Transformation & Molecular Markers
Ashwani Kumar
Large number of transgenic crop plants have now been released for commercial production using transformation technologies. Virus-mediated, chemical mediated microinjection, electroporation, particle-bombardment and other transformation methods are routinely used. However, problems are associated with stable integration and reliable expression of the DNA after integration. Genetic analysis of plants is a basic requirement for studies in genetics and plant breeding. Marker, be it morphological, biochemical or molecular, play a key role in genetic studies. With the increasing availability of information on genome sequences for different plant species, the sequence specific molecular markers (e.g. SNP, TRAP) are becoming more important and useful over the random DNA markers (e.g. RAPD, DAF). This book provides deep insight into the molecular techniques of genetic transformation and the application of molecular markers, used to scrutinize DNA sequence variation(s) in and among the crop species and create new sources of genetic variation by introducing new and favourable traits from landraces and related crop species. Examples are from crop and horticultural plants including rice, sugarcane etc. The book also covers nanotechnology and its application in plant biotechnology. This book is unique in several respects, the most important being the attempt to deal with all the topics in depth and to find molecular aspects of different processes of plant genetic transformation and molecular markers and is aimed towards the students, researchers and teachers in the field of plant biotechnology in Universities, Agricultural and Horticultural, Engineering Institutions and Industries. ..more


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Plant Diseases: Biocontrol Management
S. Nehra
Contents: Preface. 1. Eco-friendly management of bacterial diseases of plants using bacterial antagonists/plant extracts/Jayashree Jayaraman and Chaturbhuj Meena. 2. Advances in leaf rot and its management in root (wilt) affected coconut/N. Srinivasan. 3. Thermophilic fungi and their biotechnological applications/S.M. Reddy, S.Girisham and E. Sujatha. 4. Control of a flatoxigenic fungi/Neeta Sharma and U.K. Verma. 5. Fungal diseases of forest tree species in India and their management/V. Ravishankar and T. Mamatha. 6. Wilt disease complex of pigeonpea and its management/Akhtar Haseeb and Prabhat Kumar Shukla. 7. Herbal species as antimicrobials/Leena Parihar and A. Bohra. 8. Aquatic weeds and their management/Amita Chattopadhyay, S. Adhikari and S.P. Adhikary. 9. Management of plant parasitic nematodes by using antagonistic plants/K.C. Mohanty and N.K. Sahoo. 10. Effect of agricultural practices on native VA mycorrhizal fungi/A.N. Balakrishna, R. Lakshmipathy and D.J. Bagyaraj. 11. Fungi--a tool for nematode management/M.S. Sheela, M.S. Nisha and C.R. Manu. 12. Entomopathogenic nematodes used as biocontrol/Aruna Parihar and A.U. Siddiqui. 13. Chemical hazards and nematicides/Varghese P. Thomas and D. Prasad. 14. Management of plant parasitic nematodes by soil solarisation/Mansoor A. Siddiqui. 15. Root-knot nematodes on forage crops in India and their management--current status and future thrusts/N. Hasan. 16. Progress and problems in the use of Pasteuria penetrans and VAM for the management of plant-parasitic nematodes/D. Prasad. 17. Biocontrol agents for the management of nematodes--the current status/P.P.K. Chahal and V.P.S. Chahal. 18. Plant quarantine measures to prevent introduction and spread of pests with transfer of germplasm/Arjun Lal and Charu Jain. 19. Root-knot nematode parasites of cucurbitaceous crops/Abrar A. Khan, Deepali Raghav, Shamee Kausar and M.R. Khan. 20. Development of diseases in Mulberry (Morus sp.): host-pathogen interactions/V.P. Gupta. 21. Integrated management of plant parasitic nematodes/Sampat Nehra. Index. ..more


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Jalgrahan avam Paryavaran Sanrakshan
S. C. KalwarS. Kalwar
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Herbal Drugs and Biotechnology: 2nd Revised and Enlarged Edition
P. C. Trivedi
The knowledge of Herbal medicine has expanded a lot in recent years. This second edition of the book “Herbal Drugs and Biotechnology” contains 23 chapters on different aspects of medicinal plant having biotechnological approaches. Current information have been added as and where required, besides adding six new chapters in this second edition. Articles on traditional herbal medicines; Phytochemical and antimicrobial studies; plants used in hypercholesterolamina; having hypo- and anti-cancerous properties have been dealt with in detail covering recent findings on the subject. The role of biotechnology, using tissue culture studies on medicinal plants, antimicrobial agents from in vivo and tissue culture study; micropropagation and chemistry of plants have been included to project the importance of biotechnology in this century. The chapter on various facets of standardisation of tools for utilisation of medicinal plants is the need of the day, keeping in mind the adulteration in the crude drug market. The chapter on phytochemicals in radioprotection provides additional information on the subject. The book also covers information on medicinal orchids, exploitation of inter-specific crosses for developing novel plant and nematode diseases of medicinal plants. New chapters in this edition includes information on : Phyto-pharmacology of anti-asthmatic medicinal plants; Management of an unequivocal socio-dermatological problem vitilago involving medicinal plants; Phytochemical analysis of some medicinal plants; Ethnopharmacological evaluation of Biophytum sensitivum; Comparative pharmacognostical studies on different botanical sources etc. This revised edition of book provides adequate background & current information on herbal medicines. This book will serve as a practical guide for teachers, medical practitioners, research workers, industrialists, biotechnologists and workers in the field of medicinal plants. ..more


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Genetic Engineering: A new hope for crop production & improvement
C. P. Malik
This book entitled “Genetic Engineering : A New Hope for Crop Production and Improvement” provides study material for graduate and post graduate students. It represents a compilation of the recent trends offered by this awesome technology. In all there are 9 chapters and each chapter is resonant with the major research issues and sophisticated techniques that enrich the repertoire of this potential science. The chapters are written by experts in their respective disciplines and review the latest developments. The topics discussed are : Protease Inhibitors: Potential Defense Compounds in Plants; RNAi : An Emerging Field of Molecular Research; Recent Advances in Cotton Photosynthesis and Physiology; Advances in Stem Cells in Plants; Brassinosteroids : Chemistry, Activity and Applications; QTL Herald: A Revival of Biometrical Genetics.; Antiviral/Ribosome Inactivating Proteins for Strengthening Plants’ Defense Against Viruses. Last Chapter Hereafter........ briefly brings out nutrition improvement. The selected topics are most sought after by both researchers and students. Each chapter provides succinct review on different topics. Book shall be of great interest for biotechnologists, molecular biologists, breeders, applied biologists. It is a must for teachers and students engaged in teaching and research in plant breeding, crop improvement, plant physiology, biochemistry and other aspects of plant sciences. ..more


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Floriculture: Role of Tissue Culture and Molecular Techniques
S. K. DattaC. Chakrabarty
Today, floriculture is recognized as most remunerative profession with a much higher potential for returns per unit area than most fields and even some other horticultural crops. All over the world, the floricultural sector can nowadays be characterized as a sector experiencing rapid changes. Lack of correct information is one of the major constraints in the growth of floriculture industry. Recent advances in micropropagation and biotechnology offers new and exciting challenges for advancement of floriculture. There was necessary to compile worldwide activities on these subjects with special reference to their application on floricultural crops. This book “Floriculture : Role of Tissue Culture and Molecular Techniques”contains 13 articles on different areas of tissue culture and molecular techniques with special emphasis of their application on floricultural crops. The topic covers mass propagation of ornamentals using bioreactor and micropropagation, biochemical and molecular basis of flower senescence, in vitro mutagenesis, molecular characterization, viruses in ornamentals etc. The book is extremely well prepared and provides excellent information on emerging issues of tissue culture, bioreactor, molecular characterization, in vitro mutagenesis and biotechnology. It will serve further advance efforts towards the promotion of floriculture. The book will provide great opportunities for professional scientists, students, progressive floriculturist, exporters and for the industry people at large. The detail contents are : · Tailoring Carnation Genome for Long Vase-life Traits in Flowers · Tissue Culture and Biotechnology of Damask Rose · Mass Propagation of Ornamentals Using Bioreactor System, · Use of Tissue Culture Techniques to Develop Orchid Industry in Indonesia · Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Senescence and Abscission in Flowers - A Review · Improvement of Rose through in vitro Mutagenesis and its Molecular Characterization · Viruses of Ornamental Plants in India—Current Research Status and Future Prospects · Micro Propagation of Bulbous Ornamentals · Liquid Medium based Micropropagation of Monocotyledonous Ornamental Geophytes · In vitro Mutagenesis—An Effective Tool for Development of Salt-tolerant Line in Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat · Management of Chimera and in vitro Mutagenesis for Development of New Flower Colour/Shape and Chlorophyll Variegated Mutants in Chrysanthemum · Role of Micropropagation for Commercial Floriculture · In vitro Adventitious Bud Techniques as a Tool in Creation of New Chrysanthemum Cultivars ..more


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Dairy Pashu Prabandhan
R. KumarS. Singh
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Biodiversity and Plant Resources
K. Jaganmohan ReddyS. Veeraiah
India is one of the 12 mega biodiversity countries of the world. It has a rich and varied heritage of biodiversity encompassing a wide spectrum of habitats. The rich biodiversity of India is under threat due to anthropogenic activities and change in global climate, as a result, its conservation requires utmost concern not only to safeguard the biological resources but also for the welfare of entire human being. The first Chapter Biodiversity and Environmental Monitoring deals with all aspects of Biodiversity, its value, threats and conservation. It also describes the biofertilizers and biopesticides in agro- ecosystem along with monitoring of environment. Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy and 1/3 of national income is generated from forests and agriculture, allied sectors. The marketing of Indian Agriculture and extension programmes are extensively discussed. The forest types, integrated forest management and conservation etc., are dealt in Chapter 2 and 3. The growing human population is making ever increasing demands upon the earth's natural resources. In recent time, the Government of India is concentrating a lot on the harnessing of solar energy with latest technology and also tries to increase the biomass energy and hydrogen gas production. This has been emphasized in chapter 4 & 5. Wild life, in-situ and ex-situ conservation and developments are given in detail in the last chapter. The detailed account can be found on coral reefs, wetlands, mangroves, seed banks and botanical gardens. The book will be useful to UG & PG students of environment, forestry, botany and agriculture. ..more


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Seed Technology and Quality Control
P. C. Trivedi
"Seed production, availability and quality play a significant role in achieving the higher agricultural production. It is now well recognized all over the world that seed is a input for enhancing and stabilizing agricultural production and increasing the food availability to feed the growing population in our country as well as all over the world. It has been said that “Time and money spent on plant breeding is waste if the seed of improved crop plants are not made available to the farmers for planting in their fields.” The present book “Seed Technology and Quality Control” incorporates articles on some of the very important aspects related to seed technology. This volume contains eight chapters covering different aspects related to seed production, quality control, seed processing, packaging, seed physiology and related issues. Major chapters included are on : Rules and regulations governing quality seed production, certification, seed law enforcement and penalties on contravenes; Role of quality seeds in nutritional security of India; Synthetic seeds : A novel concept in seed technology; Technologies for seed processing, packaging & storage; Castor seed physiology; Cassava seed germination & physiology; Biological seed treatment for the management of soybean stem rot disease; Seed borne fungal diseases of cowpea and their management. Book will serve as a guide to show where we stand with regard to seed science and technology and what should be our future thrust and perspective. This volume will definitly serve as an excellent reference material and practical guide for students of seed technology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Botany, Forestry & Life Sciences. " ..more


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Organic Farming
A. Singh
"Organic farming in the form of agriculture includes crop rotation, application of green manure, compost, bio fertilizers, biological pest and diseases control to maintain soil productivity and restrict the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Infact the organic farming rely on the management of the soil. It enhances the chemical, biological and physical properties of the soil and the increasing amount of nutrition in soil plays a key role in suppressing weeds, pests and diseases in eco-friendly manner. The several compost production technologies like Vermin-composting, Phospho-composting, nitrogen rich Phospho-composting etc., improve the soil quality by enriching the nutrients. The present book incorporates critical review and research articles on management of organic farming. Important articles are on Ancient Plant Protection Practices: Relevance As On Now, Organic Agriculture: Global and Indian Scenario, Organic Farming in India: Perceptive and Prospects, Standards and Certification and Inspection in Organic Agriculture, Organic Farming: Status and Scope in Special Reference to Indian Agriculture. Valuable information on Exploitation of Traditional Knowledge in the Management of Crop Diseases under Organic Agriculture in India, Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Biocontrol of Plant Diseases, Pest Management in Organic Farming, Kunapjala (Organic Manure and Pesticide) for Crop Health. The detailed information is given on Bio fertilizers: Its Production and Application in Organic Farming. Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) Associated with Plant Nutrition, Mycorrhizal Inoculation of Potential Medicinal Plants, Biogas Manure (BgM) a Rich Source of Plant Nutrients and Substitute to Inorganic Fertilizers, Impact of Organic Cultivation on Soil Health for Long Term Sustainability, Sustainable Crop Production through Organic Farming, its Waste and Management, Organic Culture and GM Technology, Certified Organic Farming: Evolution and Regulations, Socio Economic Impact of Organic Farming: Concept, Measurement and Issues. One article is more relevant in the present scenario which is related to human health, as pesticides and chemicals polluted the food and drinking water which cause many human diseases out of which one important disease like Diabetes: The Chronic Health Hazard of Non Organic Farming. The sufficient information is given on Organic Live Stock Production and Food Production Method and Animal Health. The text covers available information on principles and practices of organic farming related to agriculture and livestock. The book will be useful and widely accepted by students, teachers, researchers, Botanists and Agriculturists and to all those who are interested and concerned with the organic farming. " ..more


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Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture
P. C. Trivedi
"Sustainable agriculture is agriculture that is ecologically sound, economically viable and it conserves the resources such as soil, ground and surface water, minerals, petroleum and biodiversity. Sustainable crop production is only possible when the natural resources based on which the production activity depends should not be eroded or harmed in any manner. Organic Farming is the wise answer to the problems. Organic farming means adopting techniques that maintain soil fertility indefinitely, that utilizes as far as possible, only renewable resources, that do not grossly pollute the environment and that fosters life energy within the soil and throughout the cycles of all the involved food grains. The present book “Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture” covers the application of Organic Farming in the present scenario and suggesting the ways and means of driving the maximum benefits by using biofertilizers for sustainable agriculture. Major chapters included in this book are on—Global development of organic agriculture; Biofertilizers—An important component in organic farming; Use of microalgae & Cyanobacteria as biofertilizers; Organic farming for sustainable agriculture development; Vermicompost : Role in organic farming and Biodynamic farming : Holistic approach in agriculture. A detailed chapter on Organic farming and Biotechnology provide sufficient information about use of organic farming in the era of biotechnology and how biotechnology is changing the agriculture sector. This book will be useful to agriculture scientists, farmers, botanists, industrialists, social workers and persons interested in organic farming for sustainable agriculture. " ..more


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Handbook of Angiosperm Taxonomy and Useful Plants
A. Baruah
"The book includes 24 chapters covering the syllabi of B. Sc. and M. Sc. courses in most of the Indian universities. The contents include: • Terminology of Plant Description; • How to Describe an Angiospermic Plant; • Floral Formula & Floral Diagram; • Morphology of Inflorescence and Modified Leaf, Stem & Root; • Introduction to Taxonomy & Classification; • Taxonomic Structures & Characters; • Botanical Keys, their Use and Construction; • BSI, Botanical Garden, Herbarium & Taxonomic Associations of India; • Taxonomic Literatures; • ICBN; • Morphology in Relation to Taxonomy; • Modern approach to Taxonomy; • Morphological Characters, Comparative Systematic Position, Affinities & Economic Importance of Selected Angiospermic Family; • Morphology of Vegetative/Floral Parts of Selected Angiospermic Family; • Range of Floral Structures in Some Angiospermic Family; • Comparison of Some Selected Angiospermic Family; • Origin & Evolution of Angiosperms; • Rare, Endangered, Vulnerable, Endemic & Extinct Plants of Northeast India; • Salient Morphological & Embryological Features of Some Carnivorous & Parasitic Angiospermic Families; • Food Plants; • Plant Products Used as Food; • Plant Products of Industrial Value; • Bamboo, Canes & Timber Plants; • Aromatic, Spice & Medicinal Plants • Selected Bibliography • Index. The Book will be helpful to the teachers and students of Botany, Plant Sciences and allied disciplines. " ..more


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Plant Diseases and its Management
P. C. Trivedi
The changed agricultural scenario has to focus our attention on way is to check plant diseases, cut crop losses, avoid-wide fluctuations in productions and sustain the higher levels of productivity. The issue facing agricultural and in particular disease control is, therefore, managing the plant disease severity below the economic threshold following ecologically safe, economically viable and easily operational procedures. The Integrated Disease Management (IDM) strategy is targeted to achieve this objective. The present book “Plant Diseases and its Management” incorporates critical review and research articles on important plant diseases and their management strategies. This volume contain 19 chapters covering diseases of economically important plants and their management. Chapters covers Diseases of Wheat, Barley, Kodo-millet, Soybean, Coconut, Pulses, Sugarcane, Rice, Cluster bean and their mode of management. Other important articles included are: Management of Ganoderma stem rot disease of Prosopis cineraria through biocontrol fungi; Diversity of fungal biocontrol agents & their uses in agriculture; Agriculturally important microorganisms and sustainable agriculture; Microbial and botanical biopesticides in plant disease management. Book also includes articles on virus disease of cowpea; Role of Biological proteins in the management of plant viruses; Virus free plant through meristem tip culture; Phytoplasma of sugarcane & its control. Detailed information is given on Microbial versatility towards plant and phytonematode management and Microbes in the management of plant diseases. The book will be useful to all students and researchers in plant pathology, agriculture, botany & plant protection. ..more


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Agricultural Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Genetically Modified foods have the potential to solve many of the world’s hunger and malnutrition problems, and to help protect and preserve the evironment by increasing yield and reducing reliance upon chemical pesticides and herbicides. Yet there are many challenges ahead for government, especially in the areas of safety testing, regulation, international policy and food labeling. The present book “Agricultural Biotechnology” incorporates review and research articles on various aspects of plant biotechnology. This book contains 10 chapters written by leading experts in the discipline incorporating recent developments in the subject. Major topics covered in the book viz. Recent Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology; Genetically Modified Plants as Food; Crop Protection through Engineering of Insecticidal Proteins; Role of Microbial Diversity in Sustainable Agriculture Development; Wide Hybridization in Cicer through Biotechnological Techniques and Hardening & Acclimatization of Micropropagated Plants. Articles on Biochemistry of Fruit Softening; Seed Germination—Regulatory Interactions and Mechanisms and Biofuel—Biotechnological interventions have been specifically addressed in order to make this book more distinct and relevant, in the present day context. This book will be useful to Biotechnologists, agriculture scientists, botanists, plant breeders, researchers, teachers & students of plant sciences. ..more


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Agricultural Microbiology
P. C. Trivedi
The role of microorganisms in maintaining the dynamic equilibrium and integrity of biosphere is so critical that the continued existence of life is dependent on the sustained microbially mediated transformation of terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric environments. Use of biofertilizers, biopesticides and biological nitrogen fixation have opened new vistas for sustainable management of available resources and have provided impetus to crop production. This book “Agricultural Microbiology” contains 11 articles on different areas of agricultural microbiology. Topics covered in the book are: The Soil Microorganisms and Rhizosphere; Liquid Bioinoculants – A technology for sustainable agriculture; VAM Fungi in Agricultural Soils; Legume-rhizobia-mycorrhiza Symbiosis; VAM Fungi in the Management of Soil Borne Pathogenes. Book also includes articles on – Biological Tools for Restoration of Limestone Mine Soils; Use of Botanicals to Control Plant Pathogenic Fungi; Biological Control of Invasive Alien Weeds and Microorganisms for Sustainability in Sericulture. Latest information is given in a chapter – Metagenomics – A new science of microbes. Comprehensive account of Role of Bacteria in Agriculture throw light on the importance of microbes in agriculture sector. This book will be useful to researchers, teachers and students of Microbiology, Agriculture, Botany and Zoology. ..more


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Applications of Microbiology
P. C. Trivedi
The influence of microorganisms in human life is both beneficial as well as detrimental also. Microorganisms are indispensable components of our ecosystem. The use of microbes to reduce pollutants, industrial wastes and household garbage is being given substantial importance these days. Microorganisms play an important role in the recycling of organic and inorganic material through their roles in the carbon, nitrogen and sulphur cycles, thus playing an important part in the maintenance of the stability of the biosphere. This book “Applications of Microbiology” provides a comprehensive and critical review of the work done on different areas of microbiology including health care, industry and biological warfare etc. The book contains 11 chapters which include information on: Probiotics; Development in metagenomics for useful microbial products; Biotechnological intervention for manipulation of rumen bacteria; DNA vaccines; Antimicrobial activity of some plants and phytomedicines to combat mycotic infections. A chapter cover information on Industrial aspects of amylase enzyme. Comprehensive account of Biological warfare throw light on the misuse of microbes at world level. Articles on Biosensors – concepts & applications; Deinacoccus radiodurans bacteria that withstands radiations and IPR & microbes have added value to the book. This book will be useful to researchers, teachers and students of Microbiology, Medical and Life Sciences. ..more


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Biotechnological Techniques and its Application
P. C. Trivedi
The application of newer biotechnological techniques provides practical approaches for manipulation of living organisms for improvement of both the quality and quantity production. Appropriate application of biotechnological techniques will increasingly play a crucial role in ensuring an adequate world food supply, environmental management, industrial development and public health sector areas. The present book “Biotechnological Techniques and Its Application” incorporates articles on recent biotechnological techniques and their practical applications. This book contains twelve articles covering latest information on the subject and techniques. Articles included are Riboswitches : Versatile Regulators of Gene Expression; Genetic Engineering : An Overview; DNA Fingerprinting : Importance and Applications; Monoclonal Antibodies—Production, Perspective and Applications; Proteomics; Microarrays; Real Time PCR—Applications in Plant Sciences and Clinical Microbiology. Other useful articles—Alleviation of Micronutrient Deficiency in Cereal Foods through Biotechnological Approaches; Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular markers of Salinity Tolerance in Plants; Gene Transfer through Somatic Hybridization have added value to the book. This book provide adequate current information on recent biotechnological tools and techniques and its application. Book will be very useful for a variety of scholars, biotechnologists, medical doctors, agriculture scientists, researchers, teachers and students in the field of biotechnology. ..more


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Vanaushdhi avem Ayurvedic Chikitsa
N.Chaudhary
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Kenchua Palan avam Jaivik Kheti
D. V. PathakR.V. SinghS. Singh
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Plant Environment Interaction
P.C. Trivedi
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. ..more


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Spices and Aromatic Plants: Status and Improvement
E. V. D. SastryDhirendra SinghS.S. Rajpur
India is the home to a vast variety of spices- some indigenous and others introduced. It is also home to important aromatic plants. India grows, consumes and export a vast variety of spices, while it also imports sizeable quantity of spices. Similarly, a number of essential oils extracted from different aromatic plants are used in domestic industry. Essentially, the extraction of essential oils was a cottage industry which has now grown in size enormously. Menthol production was unknown to India before 1960, but now India is a world leader in the production and export of natural menthol. Spices and aromatic plants together form an important part of our export earnings. This position is challenged now by new entrants in the international trade. It is therefore right time we take the stock of the situation. In an effort to know the status of spices and aromatic plant research and development, eminent researchers from across the country have been invited to contribute their findings and views which led to the present compilation. The present book contains chapters that are written by who’s who in spices research in India. Status on spices is discussed in three chapters- one of the chapters “status of spices in India” takes stock of the situation from the production and export point of view, the second one “status of Indian spices and scope in 21st century” gives a holistic picture about spices- cultivation, problems and future outlook in terms of research needs, the third chapter is devoted to understand seed spices research in particular. Situation of spices germplasm in India is presented in holistic manner in chapter “spices germplasm management and their exploitation in crop improvement”. The status of Onion and Garlic is presented in a chapter “Onion and Garlic: An Indian Perspective with special reference to Rajasthan” similarly the status of aromatic plants’ improvement in India is presented in 3 chapters. Besides these focal chapters the book also contains chapters which present recent advances in spices research. While the chapters will help understand the status of spices including onion, garlic and chilli, recent advances made in the crop improvement, production and protection of these important crops are also included. The book is expected to be much help to all those connected with spices including onion, garlic and chillies including aromatic plants. It is hoped that this book will find acceptance with scientists, industrialists, planners as well as students connected or interested in spices and aromatic plants. ..more


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Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Agriculture
M. R. MasihB. SinghD.K. PareekC. Deo
An attempt has been made in this book to incorporate extensive and updated information regarding challenges faced by scientists, sustaining natural resources and agriculture for supporting life on this planet. The authors have made efforts to cover the practical, data based, scientific ways to use natural resources viz., crop and bio wastes, naturally occurring minerals and bio fertilizers etc. in easy to understand language. This book is a valuable compilation of most of the aspects of natural resource management in agriculture and will be helpful for students, scientist, policy makers, industrialist and progressive farmers. The contents include : • Sustainable crop production using natural resources including minerals, biofertilizers, organic waste and green manuring. • Phosphate rich organic manure in sustainable agriculture. • Use of Gypsum and Gypso compost in agriculture. • Organic based post harvest and processing technologies. • Size distribution of mineral and use of Nano Technology in natural resources management for farming. • Integrated pest management by natural resources. • Impacts on water conservation and Global warming. ..more


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Jatropha: Potential Ethnomedicinal, Stress Resistant Biodiesel Plants
M. Debnath
Jatropha is a valuable multi-purpose crop to alleviate soil degradation, desertification and deforestation, which can be used for bio-energy to replace petro-diesel, for soap production and climatic protection, and hence deserves specific attention. The Planning Commission of India has nominated it as an ideal plant for biodiesel. Jatropha until recently was not cultivated as a domesticated crop. But the scenario is changing. The potential of Jatropha is being researched and developed in developing countries as Zambia, Mali, India, China and the Phillipines. Jatropha is grown in many Asian countries. It is also popular in Europe & US as a green product helping to reduce global warming. Lots of researches are going on in the field of Jatropha. Looking into all these fact, an effort has been made to compile all the research results on Jatropha curcas in this book. The book comprises of 10 chapters. Chapter 1 discusses the international popularity of Jatropha as a biofuel plant. Chapter 2 discusses the progress of plantation and biofuel development in India. Chapter 3 describes the facts about the plant Jatropha curcas as a multipurpose plant. Chapter 4 elucidates the therapeutic usage and ethnomedicinal properties of the miracle plant Jatropha curcas. Chapter 5 peeps into the potential of Jatropha as an animal feed. The various mode of propagation of this plant has been described in chapter 6. Jatropha has the unique capability to survive in marginal soil. Chapter 7 tries to give an overview of Jatropha as a stress resistant plant with sufficient experimental documentation. Omics intervention to understand the potentiality of Jatropha has been the main aim of Chapter 8. We discuss in this chapter the various players of omics in relation to the work done on Jatropha. Chapter 9 gives an overview of the plant as a potential energy crop and in the last enzymatic production of biodiesel from Jatropha oil is given in chapter 10. This book will be highly beneficial to all the researchers, students and teachers in the field of plant biotechnology, energy resources, biofuels and agriculture. ..more


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Healing Herbs: Traditional Medications for Wounds Sores and Bones
R. K.SoodD. SharmaS. KumarT.N. Lakhanpal
This monograph, the most comprehensive publication in the field so far, affords scientists, researchers, students and laymen alike valuable information from disparate sources to form a highly structured work of reference to the world at large. The main text deals with 988 plant species belonging to 649 genera under 164 families of which 796 are used for cuts and wounds, 208 for bone fracture and 97 for sores. Apart from systematic enumeration of plants in the alphabetical order, updated botanical names and synonyms; colour photographs, tables and appendices have also been included, which enhance the value of the compilation significantly. No botanical library should be without it. The contents include: 1. Introduction: Plants & Plant Based Medicaments; Wounds, Sores & Bone Fracture; Current Status on Phytomedicines used for Wounds, Sores & Healing of Bones; Enumeration. 2. Healing Herbs for Wounds, Sores & Bones. 3. Epilogue. 4. Literature Cited. V. Appendices (Index to Total Number of Genera and Species Under Various Divisions of Plant Kingdom for Wounds, Sores and Healing of Bones - Appendix I; Index to Families of Plants Used as Herbal Remedies for Wounds, Sores and Healing of Bones - Appendix II; Index to Plants and Their Part/s Used as Herbal Remedies for Wounds, Sores and Healing of Bones - Appendix III. Audience: Students and scholars of Ethnobotany, Economic Botany, Pharmacists, Medical Practitioners, Chemists, Biotechnologists, Corporate Houses, Plant Genetic Research Institutions, Policy Planners etc. ..more


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Ethnic Tribes & Medicinal Plants
P. C. Trivedi
In India, more than 1800 plants belonging to different families of Angiosperms are used for their therapeutic efficacy. There are still big gaps in the work of completing an exhaustive inventory of the medicinal plants of India. There is at the moment no exhaustive and reliable inventory available of all the medicinal plants of India used by all the different ethnic communities in different ecosystems. The present book “Ethnic Tribes & Medicinal Plants” contains 18 articles by eminent scholars of the country on different aspects of the subjects. This book contains articles on Ethnomedicinal plants of different states of India including Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Tripura, Nagaland, Orissa, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, North-East India etc. It also covers information on ethnomedicinal plants used by Garasia, Kani, Naga, Bhil, Deories, Mishings, Mawasi and Tai Ahom tribes. Book covers articles on medicinal plants used for curing Asthma, Hepatic disorders, Gynecological disorders, Malaria, Antipyretic and skin diseases. Articles on plants used in Magico-religious belief and Ethno-medico-botanical note on traditional remedy have added to the value of the book. Present book provides excellent glimpses of the rich herbal medicine and traditional knowledge heritage of India. The present book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for herbal healers, vaidhyas, Hakims, research workers and students in the field of medicinal plants. ..more


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Eco-Friendly and Non Hazardous Management of Pests
T. SinghK. Agrawal
Plant diseases were known to man when organized agriculture came into existence and when man had to move to other areas in search of food. In spite of many thousand years of progress in human civilization, based on great scientific advances and also the opening of new frontiers in scientific agriculture, it remains a stark truth even today that a very large proportion of world population still remains underfed, undernourished or even starved. Disease is a state of abnormality, which develops through interaction of a host and parasite under suitable environmental conditions. The plant diseases can be efficiently controlled by the application of chemicals such as fungicides, bactericides, insecticides etc., but these are not permanent methods and on the contrary they pollute the environment and at times are hazardous to human health. Hence, there is need to reduce the load of synthetic chemical pesticides in an effort to provide for safer foods and a cleaner environment. Development of breeding of disease resistant varieties of crop plants is also an efficient, practically feasible and economically ideal method of disease management. Now more use of physical methods, bio-pesticides and exploitation of native plant resources in plant protection is needed. Scientists world over have paid attention to develop eco-friendly and non-hazardous means of plant disease control. This book, Eco-friendly and non-hazardous Management of Plant Diseases is a unique and comprehensive book with critical reviews in the area. The book contains 24 chapters which include information regarding management of plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, nematodes and insects mainly of cereals, pulses, spices, vegetables, fruits mushrooms etc. The various eco-friendly management measures discussed include use of physical and cultural methods of microbial antagonists, botanicals, VAM fungi etc. The book shall be of a great help to teachers, researchers, students and persons engaged in the field of Seed Technology, Plant Pathology, Seed Pathology, Horticulture, Agro-forestry, Entomology, Nematology and others interested in different branches of Botany and Agriculture. ..more


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Drugs from Plants
P. C. Trivedi
This The book focuses on the interrelationship of water resources, management and economic development. It minutely analyses the status of water availability, accessibility and its uses. Further, it elaborates on various benefits like economic, health and several others, generated through water. Moreover, diverse indices like Water Poverty Index (WPI), Hydrological Water Stress Indicator (HWSI), and Social Water Scarcity Index (SWSI) have been calculated to assess the severity of water problem and also to ascertain their important determinants of water poverty and water accessibility. This study also reflects over the water resources and economic development of Rajasthan with special reference to Jaipur district and it draws attention to the decline of water availability in the district to the extent that it is on the brink of turning into a water scarcity zone. It is an excellent guide to interdisciplinary and wide-ranging knowledge on water. It carefully draws comparison on water problems in background of India and other countries. This book is an indispensable reference tool for all scholars and students of development economics, natural resources management, infrastructure planning, geography, demography and environment education. ..more


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Current Trends in Plant Biology
P. C. TrivediS. K. Sopory
During the last decade, the advancement in plant biology have led to the development of newer areas due to new technologies available for improvement of plants. The present book “Current Trends in Plant Biology” contains 13 chapters by eminent scholars on different aspects of the subject. This book contain articles on—An integrative molecular cell biological approach for understanding early intracellular responses of living plant cells for environmental cues; Plant nitric oxide synthases—A versatile regulator & signaling molecule; Auxin transport and lateral root formation and calmodulin and their role in abiotic stresses. Review articles on—RNA Helicases; Photomorphogenesis—The interplay of negative & positive regulators; Some observations on molecular chaperones of Neurospora crassa provide detailed information on the subject. Articles on terminator gene technology; Floral diversity in orchids; Role of Bryophyte in the nutrient cycling and review on germplasm conservation have added to the value of book. This book provides excellent glimpses on the Current Trends of Plant Biology. The present book will be useful for the researchers to update their information on the topics dealt within this book. Book will be also useful to students, teachers and researchers in the field of Plant Biology. ..more


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Abiotic Stresses and Plant Productivity
P. C RamG. S. Chaturvedi
To keep pace with the recent developments in the scientific world is very difficult when one wishes to put them on record in the form of a book. Undeterred with this notion, however, we have tried to collect and synthesize the available updated information on stress tolerance and crop productivity through various esteemed colleagues and experts in their respective research fields. The book is arranged in eleven chapters each dealing with plant adaptation and productivity under different stress environments. Main focus has been towards physiological and molecular approaches for stress tolerance leading to higher productivity. Nutrients being the back bone of production system are adversely affected by the stress environments causing either toxicity or deficiency disorders. The crop productivity, therefore, is adversely affected and sometimes total crop failure is the consequence. A couple of chapters are dealing with plant nutrition under stress environments. Heavy metals pollution especially in vegetables and cereals is of great concern to the scientific community because of its severe consequences in human health hazards. Physiological and biochemical traits associated with tolerance to and susceptibility for different types of stresses namely- salinity, drought, submergence and waterlogging have been discussed in several chapters. Conventional and molecular breeding tools and other management approaches for enhancing tolerance and adaptation to different stresses have been the basic theme of the book. The book is a synthesis of recent developments in the field of stress physiology and molecular biology with special reference to crop productivity. We hope the readers will reap the benefits of the book and will bring their suggestions for refinement of the book in future. ..more


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Crop Production Under Diverse Environments
P. C. RamG. S. Chaturvedi
The synthesis of the enormous literature available on the effect of environmental stresses on crop productivity is an uphill challenging task due to influx of new development every day. However, we have attempted to summarize the available information in the form of this book and tried to include the latest developments in the respective fields. The book has twelve chapters each written by expert having extensive experience in the concerned field. Impact of climate change, global warming, and other abiotic stresses on crop production has been addressed in couple of chapters. Soil survey and land use planning and water resource managements which are intricately related to productivity under diverse environments have been included. Physiology of yield potential, of sugarcane, mustard and other crops have been discussed at length. The updated information on flooding stress including the anoxia tolerance has been included and the plant strategies for alleviation of submergence and anoxia stress are also discussed for better understanding of the subject. Biotic stress resistance in potato and physiology of virus infected plants in relation to productivity is highlighted. The book includes latest information on each subject and will be quite useful for the students and researchers working in the fields of Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Agronomy, Crop Production and allied sciences. ..more


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Economics of Agricultural Production and Farm Management
J. M. Dhaka
The book entitled “Economics of Agricultural Production and Farm Management” deals with two important aspects of agriculture and applied economics i.e. agricultural production economics and farm management. The book is divided into 14 chapters. The first ten chapters deal with farm management and the other four chapters deal with agricultural production economics. In farm management, introduction, characteristics of farming as a business, principles of farm management, types and systems of farming, farm planning and budgeting, farm business analysis, cost concepts, farm layout, risk and uncertainty and linear programming have been covered. In agricultural production economics—the meaning, definition, nature and scope, basic terms and concepts, relationships between factor-product, factor-factor and product-product are covered with figures and data. It covers both fundamental and applied aspects. The book has been written in simple and easy language. It is intended to serve as a basis for a course in production economics and farm management and attempts at satisfying a need of under-graduate students of agriculture and post-graduate students of agricultural economics. It is hoped that the book will be worthwhile to teachers, students, researchers, professionals, farmers etc. ..more


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Crop Breeding and Biotechnology
C. P. MalikC.WadhwaniB. Kaur
Biotechnology has revolutionized the concepts in agriculture, food, industrial feed stocks and health care in the past three decades. It has furnished techniques to enhance agricultural productivity, raise value added products and health care systems and has ensured better environments. Rapid advances in diverse areas of biotechnology have ushered tremendous new tools to affect change in agriculture, medicine and cell biology. The present volume entitled “Crop Breeding and Biotechnology” furnishes information on recent advances in Biotechnology. Written by leading experts it offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on selected topics, most sought after by researchers and students at the graduate and postgraduate level. Each chapter discusses the current status. The strength of this volume is lavishly used images, and extensive literature citation in each chapter. Certain to become the standard reference for biotechnologists, molecular biologists, breeders, applied biologists, a must for teachers and students engaged in teaching and research in plant physiology, plant breeding, crop improvement and other aspects of plant sciences, the book is the definitive source for those who are keen to remain updated with the recent advances in biotechnology pertinent to crop breeding. ..more


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Bioprocess Technology
H. A. Modi
Bioprocess technology-fundamental principles and concepts, has used system biology for various purposes and has shown many possibilities. In more recent years advanced process-biotechnologies have delivered many commercially/industrially important products. These developments have convinced many institutes/universities and industries that process biotechnology practice is one of the key areas for research based education encompassing advanced biology like biochemical engineering, food science and technology and biotechnology disciplines in general. Biologist, physical, chemical and computer scientists, engineers and technologists with motivations and devotions in bioprocessing systems are contributing significantly towards the growing field of process biotechnology for the years to come. The basic principles of the subject are elaborately explained and discussed in well-organized twenty chapters in this book. The attempt is done that this book should prove to be a useful source of information for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses of Microbiology and Biotechnology. The contents of this book will also be useful to the students of Pharmaceutical science and technology, Food science and technology, Dairy Science and technology, Agricultural Microbiology and Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering and other Fermentation related vocational courses. This book will also be useful as a reference source to get first-hand information of the subject for the people who are working in fermentation-based and biotechnology-based industries ..more


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Algal Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Provide information on the application of Cyanobacteria with their biotechnological potential in the present scenario. Topics covering algal cytology, ecology, marine, agronomy, environmental impact on marine pollution, biological nitrogen fixation, phototaxis, phycotoxins, etc. have been specially included to project their role in the present century. Information on dinoflagellates, diatoms and ultrastructural studies have also been included. ..more


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Vanilla The Worlds Most Flavourful Spice Orchid of Commerce
S. K. BhattacharjeeK. N. Shiva
Vanilla, a climbing orchid, is one of the most expensive spices traded in the international market owing to versatile use in food and related industries. Great achievements have been made over the years based on this crop to match the requirements of global market. This publication is planned in 24 chapters to review, streamline and highlight the achievements on this crop. It is a comprehensive and up-to-date document on history, production and export, the genus and species, anatomy, cytology and breeding, flowering and pollination, synthetic seeds, propagation, agro-technology and plant protection of Vanilla. There are fascinating chapters on curing of beans; flavour and aroma compounds; grading, packaging, storage and transportation; markets and marketing. Interesting and elaborate chapters are also provided on quality evaluation, adulteration and synthetic vanillin, vanilla products and uses. This book will be of immense value to innovative and progressive growers, scientists, teachers, students, flavourists, traders, commercial entrepreneurs and exporters. ..more


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Pulses : Status and Cultivation Technology
O. P. KhedarR. V. SinghMahesh ShrimaliN.P. Singh
The book covers 15 chapters including introduction, constraints and stretgies in pulse production, 11 crops which are Chickpea, lentil, field pea, rajmash, lathyrus, pigeonpea, mungbean, urdbean, cowpea, mothbean and horsegram, safe storage and seed production. The introduction includes export-import; importance in nutrition and eco-system; status of pulses; productivity of different countries and area, production and productivity of pulses in the country and leading states. Constraints and stretgies includes factors responsible for low production and productivity and stretgies to improve it. The crops includes general introduction of the crop; distribution; botany of the plant; area, production and productivity in India and leading states; varieties and production and protection technology. Safe storage includes factors affecting grain storage, important grain-pests and their control measures, whereas, seed production includes features of quality seed, categories of seed, production and protection technology, germination and purity standards, quality control and certification, varieties in seed chain and marketing of seed. It also includes text abbreviations; network of different co-ordinated projects; glossary; sketches of area, production and productivity and coloured photographs of different crops, diseases and insect-pests. It will be useful to the scientists, teachers, students, professionals and farmers. ..more


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Polytherapic Medicinal Plants and Spices : Post Harvest Management and Export Potential
Karan SinghMohan Lal JakharDhirendra Singh
Man has now realized the limitation and shortcomings of medicines developed by chemical processes as indicated by side and ill effects. Hence, the scope of medicinal plants and spices has widened for different systems of medicine. Besides domestication and cultivation technologies, economic parts of plants need to be processed at primary, secondary and tertiary channels. Such agroprocessing strategies are required for preparing medicines of Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and other systems of healing. Properly processed information have been included on different facets of biotherapeutics and pharmaceutical sciences. Post harvest management and technology of value addition, marketing and trade of medicinal plants and spices have been incorporated alongwith biodiversity and its conservation in lower as well as higher groups of medicinal plants. Roles of herbal ecofarming in societal welfare through cooperative movement in different parts of the nation and world has also been effectively included. Export potential and trade scenario of spices and medicinal herbs has been adequately described alongwith its relationships with industry & WTO. Medicinal values of Indian food of plant origin has been especially highlighted alongwith nutrient management for propagation of medicinal plants and spices. The book will certainly be useful for herbal industrialists, progressive farmers, scholars, teachers and scientists of various disciplines including Basic and applied Botany, Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Biotechnology, Plant Breeding, Post Harvest Science and Technology and Pharmaceutical Sciences. ..more


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Plant Physiology in Agriculture and Forestry
P. C. Trivedi
Advances in cellular and molecular biology hold promises to modify the physiological processes thereby improving the quality and quantity of major food crops and ensuring stability in yield of the produce even under severe abiotic stress. In the age of very rapidly expanding information technology, biotechnology and space technology, plant physiologists also shall have to think globally, act globally as well as locally. To be able to feed the world in the coming years, a concerted effort is required involving sound national agricultural policies, well-planned research strategies and efficient delivery system. The present book “Plant Physiology in Agriculture and Forestry” incorporates 15 chapters on some of the very important aspects of physiological research in relation to agriculture and forestry. This book contains articles covering a wide range of aspects of plant physiology including abiotic stresses, mineral nutrition, seed vigour, Nitrogen management, weed management and deforestation. Chapters on mechanism of signal transduction during water stress response in plants; Studies on the effects of agrochemicals, Boron and Sulphur on growth and quality of mustard; Morpho-physiological make up of certain advanced breeding lowland rice cultures adaptive to waterlogged stress situation; Seed vigour. Causes of loss and remedies; Site specific nitrogen management with special emphasis on rice; Potential of monoterpenes for weed management; Management strategies for VAM under intensive agricultural system; VAM fungi : Biodiversity and benefits provides detailed information on the subject. Articles on rainfall and flora and fauna have added to the value of the book. Book also provides information on organic production of crop, milk, meat and fish in India; Mapping the vegetation types of Orissa using remote sensing; Notes on some armed genera of Asteraceae; Reproductive biology and genetic variability in Bauhinia variegata and Anthropecology of aquatic bodies. This book will definitely serve as an excellent reference material and practical guide for scientist, teachers, students, planners and administrators interested in Plant Physiology, Botany, Forestry and Agriculture science. ..more


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Plant Physiology
M. Ahmed
Plant Physiology is emerging as the key biological science and it is providing models used in molecular biology for research. The book deals with the physical and physiological processes relevant to plant functions at the molecular and subcellular levels. The book is motivated for a clear understanding of plant structure, organization and function at all levels, with greater emphasis on structure dependent functional attributes. This attempt will help students to appreciate the structural design of plant cells, tissues and organs in terms of their functional correlation. This ensures the suitability of this book for B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc. and even Ph.D. students of Botany and to those appearing in various competitive examinations. The contents include: Introduction • Energy Transduction in Cells • Plant Cells : Structure and Function • Imbibitions, Osmosis and Diffusion • Water, Solutions, Suspension and Colloidal System • Transpiration • Absorption of Water • Translocation • Ascent of Sap • Mineral Nutrition • Nitrogen Metabolism • Enzymes • Protein and Nucleic Acids • Carbohydrates • Lipid Metabolism in Plants • Photosynthesis • Respiration • Growth and Development • Seed Germination and Dormancy • The Physiology of Flowering • Growth Regulators • Stress Physiology • References ..more


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Orchids : Botany, Breeding, Cultivation, Uses and Post Harvest Management
S. K. BhattacharjeeS.P. Das
Orchids are primarily valued for their beautiful and intriguing flowers. In the global market cut flowers and potted flowering plants of orchids occupy a very important place. Moreover, the international trade on these crops are advancing very steadily and search for newer materials are rising irresistibly. Orchids also play many beneficial roles in human life as medicine, phytochemicals, spice, flavouring agent and food. Interest on orchids has increased manifold over the years and marked accomplishments have been made through scientific research and investigations. To stimulate the development of an enquiring mind, this book is organised in 19 comprehensive chapters to review, streamline and highlight the achievements on orchids. It provides a wealth of fascinating information on 110 important and interesting genera, 400 species and many hybrids of orchids. This book also furnished extensive review chapters on history, evolution, classification, propagation, pollination, breeding, agrotechnology, green houses, in-vitro seed culture, tissue culture, post-harvest technology and plant protection. This publication is intended to be comprehensive source of information to amateur and professional growers, exporters, orchid industries, horticulturists and also concerned students, teachers and researchers. ..more


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Medicinal Trees : Distribution, Characteristics and Traditional Formulations
Sheelwant Patel
The ‘Medicinal Trees’ compiles information about one hundred tree species that possess substantial medicinal values. It give various local names of species, its distribution, characteristics of plant and traditional therapeutic formulations of its body parts. It mostly chooses such trees that one encounters growing in vicinity–on road sides, in parks, in homestead lands, in waste lands. It endeavours to reinvent medicines into trees that we recognize as fruit trees, timber trees, shade trees, flowering trees and shrubs and even as useless wild growths of waste lands. The ‘Medicinal Trees : Distribution, Characteristics and Traditional Formulations’ attempts to re-invent the traditional therapeutical uses of parts of trees our forefathers had used since time immemorial to cure a hoard of ailments. Through use of roots, bark, leaves, latex, flowers, fruits, and seeds they had perfected a system of medicines that we have almost lost. We know a banyan tree provides excellent shade. Do we know that ‘Banyan leaves cure diarrhoea, nose bleeding, and bubo. Latex cures cracked heels, swollen gums and spermatorrhea. Fruits remove dark spots from facial skins and restore its natural glow and charm. Aerial roots tighten and lift sagging breasts. Bark cures vaginal piles, sprains, burning sensation in body and irregularity of menstruation?’ This publication will serve the interest of medicinal plant lovers, collectors, teachers, medical practitioners, research workers and botantists. ..more


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Medicinal Plants: Utilisation and Conservation 2nd Revised and Enlarged Edition
P.C. Trivedi
THE quest for good health and immortality has been a continuous human endeavour since the beginning of civilisation throughout the world. Plants have been used as a source of medicine by men from ancient times. Initially, these formed the bulk of folk or ethnomedicine, practised in India and some other parts of the world. Later, a considerable part of this indigenous knowledge was formulated, documented and eventually passed into the organised systems of medicine, such as Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha or some other systems outside India. Subsequently, with the advance in techniques of phytochemistry and pharmacology, a number of active principles of medicinal plants were isolated and introduced as valuable drugs in modern medicine. The second revised and enlarged edition of book, Medicinal Plants : Utilisation and Conservation, contains 24 chapters covering holistic information on medicinal plants. Four new chapters added includes articles on ‘Medicinal plant solutions to Asthmatic Problems, Biotechnological advances in some Ethnomedicinal plant species; Catharanthus roseus a potential drug source for cancer chemotherapy and Biotechnological interventions and role of secondary metabolites in defense mechanism of plants. Book contains articles on cultivation and propagation of medicinal plants, medicinal pteridophytes, Diseases of medicinal & aromatic plants, Herbal based contraceptive research, Plants with antioxidative properties in radio-protection, IPR, and Growth & competitiveness of Indian pharmaceutical industries. Second revised & enlarged edition of book update the first edition besides adding four new chapters. Book will be useful to practiners of medicines, farmers, researchers in botany, pharmacologists and students. ..more


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Medicinal Plants of North-East India
M. Islam
About 80% of the world’s population of the developed and developing countries rely on traditional herbal medicine, for the primary health care because of their great efficacy and little or no side effects. Traditional system of medicine, popularly termed as ‘Folk medicine’ is accustomed since the days of ancient civilizations and playing a significant role in the health care system. In modern days also, it is also becoming popular, as the tribals and rural populations of our country is highly dependent on medicinal plant therapy for meeting their health care needs, and which attracted the attention of Botanists, Plant Scientists, Researchers and other Active/Interested workers. The present work is an outcome of the exploration of different cultivated, non-cultivated, forest/village and other areas of plains and hilly areas, for over a period of twenty years and forms a distinct contributions towards a herbal medicines, based on the studies/observations made on the utilisation of wild herbs in medical therapy in day today life of tribal and non-tribal peoples of the north-eastern region, India. Angiospermic and pteridophytic plants only have been considered in the present study. For each species correct nomenclature, local names, habit, chromosome number (where possible), flowering and fruiting season, ecological situations and medicinal uses of the plants have been discussed alongwith the illustrations of 32 photos for easy understanding of the work. Thus, present work provides excellent glimpses of the traditional knowledge of medicine of North-East India. The author hopes that, the present book will serve not only as reference material, but also as practical guide for herbal healers, research workers, students and all others interested in the field of medicinal plants. ..more


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Medicinal Herbs and Spices : Scientific Ecofarming and Technology
Karan SinghMohan Lal JakharDhirendra Singh
Medicinal herbs and spices find their use in all systems of medicine. However, the major part of the raw material requirements of pharmaceutical industries is still met out of herbs collected from wild resources. This leads to biodiversity and environmental degradation. To meet such challenges, an equilibrated approach for domestication and cultivation of otherwise, wild medicinal plants and spices is imperative. Very scanty information on such aspects are available in literature which describes the therapeutic potential of about 20000 plants while only very few (about 100) plants are known to be cultivated. Therefore, there is urgent need of concerted efforts to bring more and more plants under farming system. Present book is pioneer in this regard and describes various aspects of potential agrotechnology of medicinal plants and spices. These aspects embody reliable and latest information on applied biology, botany and genetic resources of annuals, biennials and trees. Applied and basic aspects of ecophysiology, biochemistry and biotechnology have been adequately incorporated including pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, agronomical, breeding and plant protection parameters, propagation and nutrients managements. The subject matter has been judiciously processed and illustrated by reliable data represented in the form of tables, graphs, line diagrams and more than 72 coloured photographs. The book is certainly useful for scholars, researchers, teachers and scientists of variable interests such as Botany, Forestry, Plant Physiology, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Plant Breeding, Agronomy and Horticultures. Organisations and farmers concerning the herbal farming and trade will certainly find the book extremely beneficial in different agroclimatic zones of India and the world. ..more


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Krishivaniki avam Jalvayu Parivartan
Ram NevajShiv Kumar DhyaniKhim Raj Solanki
हिंदी हिंदी ..more


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Integrated Management of Pests in Vegetable Crops
Ekta SinghN. P. SinghSwaroup Singh
Crop Pest and their ecofriendly control has attracted the attention of all spheres of our society. This is mainly due to the fact that pest’s effect on crops is not limited to the damage they cause to crops but is furthered by economic and ecological impacts involved. Therefore, the awakening of people has led to strategic developments of technologies effectively and safely applicable to control pest in standing crops and storage of crop produce. Among such technologies, the use of chemical pesticides is being steadily replaced by modern technique of integrated pest management. This system lays emphasis on minimizing the use of otherwise, hazardous pesticides and widening the scope of biopesticides, cultural practices, botanicals, insect growth hormones and pheromones in combination with Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus (NPV) and Btk. For testing the efficacy of such control measures under field conditions and under laboratory environment, the biology of pests in relation to crop is essentially be studied. The relative resistance of different cultivars of vegetable crops to pest attack/infestation is also of paramount importance alongwith general variability in the responses of crop cultivars to control measures and also of pest to different pest management technologies. The book contains properly processed, screened and relevant scientific information of societal relevance on diverse facets of applied and basic aspects of biology of pests and integrated pest management in vegetable crops like chilli, tomato, brinjal and tomato. Such information have laid proper emphasis on ecofriendly and economically viable control measures. The book will be useful to students, teachers and researchers in the field of Vegetable crops, Horticulture, Spices, Entomology, Zoology, Agricultural Zoology, Environment and Ecology. ..more


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Dryland Farming in India : Constraints and Challenges
J. L. Raina
Volume incorporate certain generic and determinative areas like soil fertility; management; water management; spatial variations in agriculture; alternate land use; crop protection and transferring science as a component of the development and diffusion of technology. The volume thus presents a kaleidoscopic view of dry–land farming in its diverse forms and other related issues. ..more


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Indigenous Herbal Medicines : Tribal Formulations and Traditional Herbal Practices
Deepak AcharyaAnshu Shrivastava
Indigenous knowledge behind traditional practice of herbs is like crude diamond, hardest but without shine and not acknowledged and accepted as “Diamond” by the people. Today an artificial shining stone, well packed, aggressively marketed and supported by strategic advertisement is the biggest threat to the existence of real Diamond. If this continues then this phenomenon of endangered indigenous knowledge of tribals will become extinct and needless to discuss, we the human being will be deprived of the real essence and hence the biggest looser. It is important to know that it requires $ 1.5 billion and 10-15 years to develop a new drug, whereas, the development of new drug through traditional herbal knowledge and tribal healers could be much shorter and needless to discuss “cost effective”. The whole book moves around the fulcrum of traditional herbal knowledge of Indian tribesmen. It is the finest attempt to explain the traditional herbal knowledge of Indian tribal regions which are very different in terms of forest, vegetation, cultures, and beliefs. Nevertheless, equally competitive so far age old medicinal practices are concerned. The book deals with about 210 important medicinal plants used by the traditional herbal healers in India. Given vernacular names in English, Sanskrit and many other Indian regional languages, short diagnostic taxonomic description, ecology and distributional aspects provided under each plant and up-to-date information about the ongoing research of every medicinal plant mentioned here makes this book more reader friendly and advanced. Latest accepted and valid botanical names in accordance with ICBN have been adopted for the medicinal plants to sustain correct identity. The book contains more than 2200 traditional herbal practices as per the different disorders, methodology of drug preparation and procedure of intake. Easy language, 90 high resolution colour photographs and systematic presentation of medicinal plants with major emphasis given on traditional herbal therapies, usage, and comparative analysis along with data-tables make the study more exhaustive and generate temptation to read it again and again. It is hoped that it will serve as an informative databank for herbal researchers who are engaged in new drug development; a perfect reference material for Ethnobotanists, Herbalists and Pharmacologists; and a guiding tool for a housewife for home remedies. ..more


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Indigenous Ethnomedicinal Plants
P. C. Trivedi
Medicinal plants are an important health and economic component of the floras in developed as well as developing countries. India occupies the top position in the use of herbal drugs. It also enjoys the unique position of exporting plant drugs and their derivatives because of its huge diverse flora spread over the entire Indian sub-continent. There is great scope of expansion of organised pharmaceutical, phytochemical and herbal durg industry in India. The present book “Indigenous Ethnomedicinal Plants” contains 18 articles by eminent scholars of the country on different aspects of the subjects. This book incorporates articles on—Medicinal plants used by Kanis tribe of Southern-Western Ghats; Folk medicines prevalent among tribals of Bastar, Chhattisgarh; Ecofloristics and Ethnobotany of traditional medicinal plants; Medicinal plants used by tribals of Tamil Nadu; Folk medicinal plants from Manipur. Articles on Ethnobotanical studies on the flora of Alagar Hills, Tamil Nadu; Ethnomedicines used by the Moran of Brahmaputra Valley, Assam; Ethnomedicinal uses of plants of Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere; Ethnomedicinal plants from Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary of Assam and some rare and less known Ethnomedicinal plants used by tribals of Chhattisgarh provide sufficient information on the subject. Book provide information on Ethnomedicinal uses of certain exotic weeds of Assam; Ethnomedicine for Snakebite; Medicinal plants and conservation and uses of Herbal medicines. Articles on the Ageing and the role of medicinal plants; Nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications of Spirulina in health management; Medicinal plants in cure of Hepatitis and Potential medicinal uses of Withania somnifera have added to the value of the book. Present book provides excellent glimpses of the rich herbal medicine and traditional knowledge heritage of India. The present book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for herbal healers, vaidhyas, hakims, research workers and students in the field of medicinal plants. ..more


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Indian Medicinal Plants
P. C. Trivedi
Plants have been used by man from prehistoric times for relieving suffering and curing ailments. The folk medicines of almost all the countries of the world abound in medicinal plants and tribal people wherever they exist, rely chiefly on herbal medicine. Presently, Indian system of medicine uses over 1100 medicinal plants and most of them are collected from the wild regularly, of which over five dozen species are said to be in great demand. The present book “Indian Medicinal Plants” contains 19 articles by eminent scholars of the country on different aspects of the subject. This book contain articles on Plants with aphrosidiac potentials; Anti-ageing plants; Plants in AIDS management; Plants used in the cure of diabetes; Plant folk medicines practised for the treatment of diabetes and Medicinal plants possessing anti-venom activity. Review articles on medicinal plants viz. Ervatamia heyneama, Withania coagulans and Methi provide detailed information on these plants. Other section includes chapters on Medicinal trees of Tripura; Herbal medicines in cure of prevalent diseases in tribal pockets of M.P.; Medicinal plants of Vindyan region of M.P., Exotic Medicinal Plants of Junagadh, Gujarat; Herbal plants of Satpura plateau of M.P. Other articles included on Potential herbs against vaginal infection; and Folklore treatment of leucorrhoea. Articles on Role of Nutraceuticals in health care system and the Prophylactic effects of the Nutraceuticals present in pomegranate have added to the value of the book. This book provides excellent glimpses of the rich herbal medicine and traditional knowledge heritage of India. The present book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for herbal healers, vaidhyas, hakims, research workers and students in the field of medicinal plants. ..more


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Herbal Cures: Traditional Approach
D. A. Patil
Recent explosion of interest in traditional medicines has been driven by the accelerated loss of indigenous plantlore, consideration of indigenous plantlore as national heritage, natural products research, new drugs derived from plants and becoming of western medicine more open to alternative approaches to healing. This interest has become episodic in nature and therefore needs many fora or platforms to disseminate the products of research in this regime. The present book is hoped to serve the same purpose. This book contains 22 articles on different aspects of the subject reflecting views and thoughts of experts. It incorporates articles on traditional plant uses in family welfare, wound care, diabetes and skin afflictions, ethnobotanical or ethnomedicinal plants from West Rarrh (West Bengal), North Gujarat, Jharkhand and Western Orissa, ethnotherapeutic leads from tribals of Orissa, ethnomedicinal leads from modern drug development programmes, parasitic angiosperms from mythology to medicine, graphic review of ethnobotany in Chhatisgarh and veterinary medicines of Gond tribals (M.P.). It also covers topics on development and standardization of herbal medicine, methods of tribal drug purification, ethnomedicinal uses of Neem and traditional knowledge with particular emphasis on ethnomedicine/ traditional medicine. Articles on recent approaches in phytochemical and biological importance of Calendula officinalis, in vitro anthelmintic activity of Bauhinia species, in vitro regeneration, phytochemical screening, antibacterial activity and hypoglycemic effects of Ocimum sanctum are included. This book unfolds rich Indian traditional heritage and focuses on modern drug development in India. This book will be useful not only as reference book but will also cater to the immediate needs of students, teachers, research workers, herbal healers, pharmaceutical industries, botanists and ethnobotanists. ..more


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Handbook of Edible Fruits
L. C. DeS. K. Bhattacharjee
A most comprehensive book on fruit crop with exclusive and elaborate information on various aspects of large number of edible fruits in a single publication is the first of its kind. Emphasising the global scenario this publication is planned in 24 interesting chapters with upto date knowledge. The topics dealt in various divisions of the book are : · Introduction · Classification of Fruit Crops · Fruit Industry · Agroclimatic Zones · Climate · Soil · Mineral Nutrition · Orchard Planning, Layout & Planting · Propagation of Fruit Crops · Nursery Management · Pollination and Fertilization in Fruit Plants · Orchard Management · Weed Management · Training & Pruning · Organic Fruit Production · Plant Growth Regulators in Fruit Production · Fruit Physiology · Improvement of Fruit Crops · Fruit Drop and it’s Management · Post-harvest Management of Fruits · Processing and Value Addition of Fruit Crops · Modern Approaches in Fruit Science · Hi-tech Horticulture · Important Genera of Edible Fruits It includes 201 genera and more than 630 species of major and minor fruits, with special reference to taxonomical details, origin and distribution, climate and soil, cultivation practices, including major insect pests and diseases and their control measures, as well as importance and uses. This book will be useful to the students, teachers, scientists, researchers, technologists, planners, amateurs, farmers, commercial fruit growers, processors and exporters. ..more


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Biodiversity: Impact and Assessment
P. C. Trivedi
Biodiversity assumed prominence at the global level over the past one and half decade. This was in part due to the increasing recognition of the economic potential of biodiversity. Almost all cultures have in some way or form recognized the importance that nature, and its biological diversity has had upon them and the need to maintain it. Yet, power, greed and politics have affected the precarious balance. It is necessary that we conserve and preserve our biodiversity at all levels. The present book “Biodiversity— Impact and Assessment” includes 15 chapters on the topics which are contributing toward this goal. Chapters on Biodiversity—The concepts, measurements and status; Biodiversity of mangrove ecosystems of Orissa and its conservation; Biodiversity crisis management; Biodiversity of tropical deciduous forest of Amarkantak Biosphere reserve; Biodiversity granaries of Orissa; Diversity of grass flora of West Bengal provides detailed information on the topics. Articles on Trees and shrubs of Koch Bihar (W. Bengal); The Palms of West Bengal; Maize : advances in domestic and industrial uses; Edible pteridophytes in India provide sufficient information on the varied plants. Article on comparative tree community analysis of evergreen forests of Peninsular India; Ground flora diversity under man-made forests and Invasive alien plants—A threat to the biosphere have added value to the book. This book will be highly beneficial to students, teachers and research workers in the field of Environment, Botany, Biodiversity Conservation, Ecology, Zoology and Forestry. ..more


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Bharat Ke Aushdiya Vraksh
Parshuram Ram Shukla
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Advanced Morphology of Angiosperms
Akhil Baruah
The topics of morphology of angiosperms in advanced level are included in the present book in 13 chapters, more or less covering the syllabi for Advanced Morphology of B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses in most of the Indian universities. However, in this book, morphology of vegetative and reproductive parts of plants, more particularly their modified structures, morphological characters of some selected angiospermic families, along-with few noval stomata and plant taxa discovered by the author have been added as an attraction towards this book. Some selected questions are also appended at the end of the chapters. Each topic has been provided with utmost care by incorporating data from recent literatures/research publications. The author has given more emphasis to present the subject matter of each and every topics covered by the syllabi, in simple, concise and easily understood form to the students. For better understanding diagrams are included. The contents include : · Origin and Evolution of Angiosperms · Leaf : Morphology of Leaves · Stem: Specialized and Modified Structures of Stems · Root : Specialized and Modified Structures of Roots · Inflorescence : Origin and Evolution of Inflorescences · Flower : Origin and Evolution of Angiospermic Flowers · Stamen : the Morphology of Stamens · Carpel : Morphology of Carpels · Fruit : Types of Fruits/Seeds · Role of Morphology in Plant Classification · Homology and Analogy in Plants · Special Types of Nutrition in Plants with Reference to Angiosperms · General Morphology of Selected Angiospermic Family. The book will be useful to the teachers and students of Botany and Plant Science. ..more


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Biofuels : Marketing Strategies & Impact on Rural Development
S. K. Mehla
One of the most challenging issues being faced by the developing countries in the 21st century, having about their 70 % of population staying in rural areas, is how to simultaneously attain energy security, economic growth, poverty mitigation & environmental protection for all citizens. These concerns have lead to research for bio-fuel to overcome the above said problems. In Indian it is not possible for all to get absorbed in Government/Private services, it will be a wise step to go for self-employment whatever may the situation/limitation be. Also bio-fuel industries appear to be better substitutes than fossil fuel and can eliminate the problem to a great extent. However the main concern with bio-fuel is its high costing therefore selection of total quality rural based bio-fuel system is to find ways and means to solve the related problems. The book deals with rural employment & strategies of bio-fuel concerned with marketing, finance, production, cultivation, logistics, transportation, information, quality management, supply chain & material handling etc. The book will be a ready reckoner for engineers, students, academicians and researchers in the field of Economics, Agriculture, Extension education, Alternate energy and Rural development. ..more


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Biofertilizers
P. C. Trivedi
Biofertilizers are preparations containing living microorganisms which help in plant growth and increased productivity through their biological activities. Soil fertility can be restored effectively through adopting the concept of Integrated Soil Fertility Management (I.S.F.M.) encompassing a strategy for nutrient management- based on natural resource conservation, biological nitrogen fixation and increased efficiency of the inputs. The present book “Biofertilizers” covers the basic issues of Biofertilizers elucidating the recent developments in various biofertilizers and suggesting the ways and means for deriving the maximum benefits from these potential biological systems. One section includes articles on Biofertilizers viz. Biofertilizers: Boon for agriculture; Biofertilizers and Soil conditioner for organic farming; Biofertilizers: Types and their production; Genetically modified micro-algal bioferlizers in wet agriculture; Plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria; Azotobacter in agriculture as biofertilizer; Potential use of bacterial & fungal biofertilizer. Second section includes articles viz. Organic farming for sustainable sericulture: Prospects & approaches and organic farming for sustainable crop production and produce quality. Third section covers articles on AM Fungi viz. AM Biotechnology; Approaches, challenges & prospects; Potential of AM Fungi for sustainable plant production in arid zone; VAM – a potential tool in agriculture; The dynamic relationship between AM and other soil microorganisms in the rhizosphere & its influence on crop plants; AM association – A deterrent to plant root diseases and exploiting AM for sustainable agriculture. This book will be useful to Agriculture scientist, farmers, Botanists, researchers, teachers and students of science. ..more


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Encyclopaedia Botanica
P. C. Trivedi
Encyclopaedia Botanica contains information and thought-provoking review articles on basic branches of Botany, namely, algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms, anatomy, palaeobotany and cytology. In addition, topics like biotechnology, geobotany, ethnobotany, aeropalynology, ornamental trees, forest plants and biodiversity have been included to project their importance in the twenty-first century ..more


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Biocontrol of Plant Diseases
P. C. Trivedi
Indiscriminate use of pesticides for the control of plant diseases and pests in no longer permissible due to risk of environmental and health hazards to human beings, animal and other beneticial organisms. Biological control has attracted affention as an important components of Integrated Pest Management system in recent times inspite of its indepedent use. The last two decade has withnessed a tremendour break through in the research efforts on biological control of plant diseases in India. The present book “Biocontrol of plant Diseases” incorporates critical review and research articles on management of plant diseases using biocontrol agents. This volume contains (20) chapters covering holistic information on biocontrol management of fungal, bacterial, nematode and insect pests of economically important plants. important articules are on Biocontrol—an Ecofriendly disease management approach; Commerical use of fungi as biocontrol agents; Biological control of foliar pathogens of crop plants; Ecofriendly management of diseases in mulberry; Bio-bullets to control post-harvest diseases of perishables; Use of biocontrol agents in integrated management of leaf rot in root affected coconut; Biological control of Pythium diseases in crops and biocontrol of sugarcane insect pests. Use of Trichoderma and Aspersillus as biocontrol agents of plant diseass provide detailed information on the subject. Use of VAM fungi in the management of fungal disease; Ecofriendly management of wilt of Guava by VAM Technology and AM fungi for Phytonematode management provide sufficient information on the application of AM fungi as biocontrol tool. Articles related to biopesticides viz. Antimicrobial agents from plants; Evaluation of extracts of Pipernigrum as fungicidal; Antifungal antibiotics from potential biocontrol microorganism and mechanism of antagonism—Hyperparasitism and antibiosis have added value to the book. Detailed information in given on fungi in the management of plant parasitic nematodes. One chapter provide information on biocontrol of water hyacenth with fungi, which some may feel out of place, but important to have it. I am sure that this book will be useful to all students and researchers in plant pathology, microbial ecology, mycology botany and agriculture. ..more


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Plant Physiology : Current Trends
P. C. Trivedi
The science of Plant Physiology is never static but always changing as new facts are discovered and fresh concept developed. Many aspects of practical agriculture can benefit from more intensive research in plant physiology to the solution of practical problems in agronomy, forestry, horticulture and other fields give an added dimension to the already recognized importance of research in basic plant physiology This book contains 18 chapters covering a wide range of aspects of crop and plant physiology including abiotic stresses, mineral nutrition, senescence mechanism, biological nitrogen fixation and phytotoxicity. In abiotic stress section articles on biotechnological approaches to mitigate multiple abiotic stresses in crops; Stress proteins in plants; Survival of plants under waterlogging; Oxidative stress and reactive oxygen species in plants; Abiotic stress in crop plants and Metabolic engineering for stress tolerance have been included. Chapters on possible role of alternative respiration in plats; Nutritional aspects of crop plants, Glutathione : A weapon for plant physiology; Senescence mechanism in plant; Biological nitrogen fixation in cereals under saline conditions; Relevance of oxygen and carbon isotopes in identifying photosynthetically efficient crop genotypes provides detailed information on the subject. A comprehensive account on the conditions for storage of seeds at ambient temperature; Physiology and metabolic regulation in seed germination; Mango malformation, Metal toxicity in plants; Nitrogen dioxide and its phytotoxicity and AFLP marker tools for plant genome analysis have added to the book. This book will definitely serve as an excellent reference material and practical guide for scientist, teachers, students, planners and administrators interested in Plant Physiology, Botany and agriculture science. ..more


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Plant Morphology and Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Recent years have witnessed major and exciting discoveries in various aspects of plant sciences. The significant researches in basic plant science and new discoveries related to biotechnology fields holds promise for plant improvement and increased crop productivity. Present book Plant Morphology and Biotechnology includes Twenty one articles on Biodiversity, Reproductive Biology, Medicinal Plants, Pollution and bioremediation, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology and Plant Biotechnology. Articles on Biodiversity are viz. Biodiversity and its conservation with special reference to microbes; Habitat diversity and distribution of alpine plants; Indigenous uses and population status of plants from temperate forest in Garhwal Himalaya; Mathematical modeling of crown architecture in some social forestry trees of South India. Topics related to reproductivie biology includes-light windows and their role in pollination of some angiosperms; Pollen-a tool for screening for stress tolerance; some morpho-anatomical aspects and their taxonomic significance in some Cassia species. Importance of medicinal plants is covered in the topics viz. Medicinal plants of Garhwal Himalaya; Conservation strategies and future prospects; common herbs for different health problems; Spirulina in the treatment of anaemia. Topics related to pollution and its management includes chapter on impact of environmental pollution on the water quality of the River Ganga at the foothill of the Garhwal Himalaya and AM fungi: A potential tool for phytoremediation. Plat pathology related topics includes chapter on Phytoplasmas: The silent killer of higher plants; Role of pectolytic and celluloytic enzymes in the process of pathogenesis; Marigold: An axillary and nematoantagonistic plant; and Prevalence of common allergic diseases. Plant Biotechnology section includes articles on Somatic embryogenesis-Nature and Application; Isozyme and RAPD Analysis as an aid to differentiate hybrids and parents of castor; In vitro response- influence of carbohydrate in medium and Recent advances in Biotechnology of cereals and millet crops. This book will be useful to Botanist, Biotechnologist Environmentalist, researchers, teachers and students of plant sciences. ..more


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Ethnomedicinal Plants of India
P. C. Trivedi
Herbal medicines are in great demand in both developed and the developing countries in primary healthcare because of their great efficacy and little or no side effects. In India, the indigenous system of medicine namely Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani have been in existence for several centuries. These traditional system of medicine together with homoeopathy and folklore medicine continue to play a significant role largely in the health care system of the population. The tribals and rural population of India are highly dependent on medicinal plant therapy for meeting their health care needs. This attracted the attention of several botanist and plant scientists of several medicinal plants and there was a spurt of scientific literature. The present book “Ethnomedicinal Plants of India”, contains 21 articles by eminent scholars of the country on different aspect of the subjects. This book contains articles on Ethnomedicinal Plants of different states of India including Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Manipur, Assam, West Bengal, Tripura, Chhatisgarh, M.P., U.P., Maharashtra, TamilNadu, North-East India etc. It also covers information on ethnomedicinal plants used by Bodo, Barpeta and Deuris tribes of Assam, Kheria, Sabar, Lodha and Munda tribal groups of W. Bengal and Todas tribes of TamilNadu. Articles on Native plant remedies for snake bite, cryptogamic ethnomedicinal plants from North-East India and Native resources used as famine food provides additional information on the subject. Article on Diversity, utilization and conservation of medicinal plants of Chitrakoot region, M.P. have added to the value of the book. Present book provides excellent glimpses of the rich herbal medicine and traditional knowledge heritage of India. The present book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for herbal healers, vaidhyas, hakims, research workers and students in the field of medicinal plants." ..more


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Indian Folk Medicine
P. C. Trivedi
The value and importance of traditional knowledge are being increasingly realized the worldover. India has been known to be a rich repository of medicinal plants. The pharmaceutical industry continue to investigate and confirm the efficacy of many medicines used by traditional communities. It is estimated that about 75 per cent of the 120 biologically active plant derived compounds presently in use worldwide have been derived through follow-up researches to verify the authenticity of data from folk and ethnomedicinal uses. So, there is a great scope of new drug discoveries based on traditional plant user. The book contains 21 chapters covering information on medicinal plants with special reference to the Indian scenario. Book contain articles on Hepatoprotective activity of medicinal plants, Oral healthcare and plants, Potential wound healers from plant origin, Medicinal plants for fertility control and Plants used against diabetes. A comprehensive account of medicinal uses of Neem, Garlic, Jamun, Holoptelia integrifolia, Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, Trachyspermum ammi have added to the value of the book. In addition, articles on Conservation and cultivation of medicinal plants, Status and conservation of threatened medicinal herbs, Plant and plant products used in gastric and duodenal ulcers, Medicinal palms of Kerala, Medicinal Monocots of U.P., Sacred Forest, Antifungal activity of Phyllanthus amarus and Tapping traditional knowledge of medicinal plants have been included in the book. This book provides adequate background and current information on medicinal plants. Book will be very useful for a variety of scholars—historians and practitioners of medicine, researchers in botany, phytochemistry and pharma-cology and also phytogeographers and conservationists." ..more


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Environmental Biotechnology
R. A. Sharma
The International Society of Environmental Biotechnology defines environmental biotechnology as “the development, use and regulation of biological systems for remediation of contaminated environments (land, air, water), and for environment-friendly processes (green manufacturing technologies and sustainable development)”. It is the multidisciplinary integration of sciences and engineering in order to utilize the huge biochemical potential of microorganisms, plants and parts thereof for the restoration and preservation of the environment and for the sustainable use of resources. Keeping with the general outline of the book , the chapters that have been included are: •Introduction • Environmental Biotechnology – Serving the Future • Microbiology & Biochemistry of Waste Water Treatment • Cell Physiology & Biological Treatment •Bioreactors for Waste Water Treatment •Types of Pollutants & their Sources • Removal of Specific Pollutants •Bioremediation •Biotechnology for Hazardous Waste Management • Modern Biotechnological Applications • Biotechnology for Pesticide Industry • Tannery Industry & Biotechnology • Applications of Biotechnology in the Forest Products Industry • Biotechnology for Waste Treatment of Food & Allied Industries • Biotechniques for Air Pollution Abatment & Odor Control • Novel Methods for Pollution Control • Biodiversity Conservation • Global Environmental Problems The book will be useful to biotechnologists & environmentalists." ..more


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Essentials of Agricultural Statistics
E. V. Divakar Sastry
The book “Essentials of Agricultural Statistics” is an effort by the author to present the essentials of statistics for the use by the students and professionals of agricultural sciences alike. Less of mathematics and clear understanding of the concepts were the guiding principles in writing this book. The book is organized systematically to take the reader from descriptive statistics to inferential statistics. The first chapter introduces the subject matter. Chapter two tells about the data and sampling procedures. The principles of descriptive statistics are dealt in chapter 3 to 6. Chapter 7 to 11 deal with inferential statistics explaining the principles of probability, probability distributions, statistical inferences and testing of hypothesis. Analysis of variance and experimental designs are dealt in chapter 12 to 16. Chapter17 deals with chi square test, while chapter 18 deals with correlation and regression. Principles and types of non-parametric tests are dealt in chapter 19. The principles of data transformation are presented in chapter 20. A chapter on introduction to Microsoft Excel (chapter 20) has been provided along with notes on “ using Excel” on important topics all through the text book. ..more


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Biodiesel Production Technologies
S. K. Mehla
India is major importer in the global oil market and any fluctuation in the price of the oil would affect its economy. Therefore alternative source of fuel is necessary to meet our oil demands. India has large scope of biodiesel due to the large scale of biomass availability. As per conditions of India only seeds containing non-edible oil can be considered for biodiesel. The biodiesel having the advantage of being potential renewable source of energy is known to be non-toxic, eco friendly, easy to store and to transport, and has better lubricity properties. The book deals with various technologies for production of biodiesel. Characterization of Vegetable Oils & Waste Vegetable Oils, Rate Equation for Biodiesel Production Reaction, Anaerobic Reactors for Production of Biogas and Biohydrogen, Kinetics of Generation of Power coupled with Reduction in BOD in Effluents using Microbial Fuel Cell and Micellar Spectrophotometric Determination of Metal Ions in Samples of Biodiesel are other major themes of this book. The book will be handy reference for students, academicians, researchers biotechnologists, chemical and bio-engineers. " ..more


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Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
J. Singh
Medicinal and aromatic plants occupy predominant place in over all ambit of plant kingdom. They have immensely supported the life of human being and in earlier days when synthetic chemistry was not so much developed, these plants formed the mainstay of therapeutical treatment to counteract 3 Ds; the disease, the death and the decay pervasive in the society since the dawn of civilization. At present, with dwindling forest resources and consequent drying of natural reserve base of medicinal and aromatic plants, there has been renewal of interest towards field cultivation of these plants. Covering entire aspects of field cultivation of commercially important medicinal and aromatic plants, the book provides information on status of medicinal and aromatic plants in India and deals with the cultivation and allied aspects of medicinal plants like periwinkle, isabgol, senna, sweet marjoram, safed musli, ashwagandha, aloe, dill, guggal, yam, pyrethrum, Indian gooseberry, bael, jamun, under-exploited medicinal plants and aromatic crops like cymbopogons, mint, damask rose, jasmine, tuberose, chamomile, henna, vetiver, keura, basil and geranium. Glossary has been added in the end to favour the understanding of typical technical terms used invariably in context to medicinal and aromatic plants. Inclusion of colourful illustrations of the crops covered add to the utility of the book. " ..more


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Introductory Food Microbiology
H. A. Modi
This book should prove to be an useful source of information for anyone with an interest in food microbiologyfor both undergraduate as well as post-graduate courses of microbiology. The contents of this book will be also useful to the students of food technology, biotechnology, public health, veterinary science, food and nutrition, environmental studies, hotel and catering management and other food related courses. U.G..C. syllabus for food microbiology suggested for vocational Industrial Microbiology courses is also adopted in framing the chapterization of the book. This book will be proved as an useful reference to get first hand information of food microbiology for the people who are working in food-processing industries, state and local Government agencies and in academic institutions. The book includes forty chapters and four appendices. The contents of the book have been divided thematically in seven units. The theme of Unit-1 is ""Microorganisms and Food"" covering chapters 1to 8, elaborating interactions between microorganisms and foods leading to the development of Food Microbiology. The Unit-II has ten chapters (No. 9to 18) dealing with microbial spoilage of different types of foods. The Unit-III describes ""Food-borne Illness"" covering four chapters (No. 19 to 22). The theme of Unit-IV is ""Food Preservation"" covering total 12 chapters (No. 23 to 34), explaining various methods of food preservation. ""Beneficial activities of Microbes in Foods"" theme is described in Unit-V with three chapters (No. 35 to 37). The theme of Unit-VI is "Microbial Quality Control and Safety of Foods" covered in three chapters (No. 38 to 40), discussing various aspects as well as recent issues of food quality control. Unit-VII includes four appendices which can be used as additional reading materials." ..more


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Multitherapic Medicinal & Spiceal Plants
K. Singh
Plants and drugs obtained from them have always been in the centre of all the traditional and modern systems of medicine including Allopathy, Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani schools of healing. Scholars of these different pathies have published therapeutics of plants with their own point of view. No efforts seems to have been made to bring medicinal and spiceal plants useful in different pathies at common platform. Endeavour made through this book is unique and novel in the sense that we have collected, compended and published well processed and refined information on such plant wealth useful in different systems of healing. Therefore, the book will certainly find its utility amongst scholars, researchers, teachers and scientists of different disciplines and interests including Botany, Environmental Science and Forestry, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Agricultural Botany, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Horticulture and Economic Botany and also post harvest management, technology and processing. The compendium will also pave the way for domestication and ecofarming of many, otherwise, wild medicinal plants and for this purpose, several organizations involved in herbal farming and trade will like to have the book on their desks besides some progressive farmers. Such farming activity may be locationed at any part of the world including tropical, sub tropical, temperate, semi-arid and arid niches. (Includes more than 140 colour plates and numerous line sketches) " ..more


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Indian Cashew: Processing & Export
S. S. Wadkar
Cashew in India, is one of the major export earning crop, which accrues nearly Rs. 2500 crore of export earning. This crop facilitates running more than 1500 processing units providing 5 lakhs families in the industrial sector, of which 95 per cent of unit workers are women from low income group. The primary objectives of this book is to describe analyse and appraise the cashewnut processing and export in India and to evolve appropriate policy for improving efficiency in working of processing industries. This book will help in understanding the functioning of the cashew processing unit with investment patters, cost and returns and business performance of cashew processing unit and also the constraints encountered in processing. The major topic covered in this book include export performance, countrywise trade and instability in the export of cashew kernel and CSNL with pre and post WTO period. This subject matter has been presented in simple language and is supported with the latest data of export and research finding. It is also useful to different agencies engaged in processing and export for future need, so also feed back to cashew indusry. It is also excellent book for policy makers, development administrator, researcher, officers and students of agriculture discipline and Agriculture Business Management." ..more


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Bio-Fuel Plants : Cultivation Practices & Seed Bank
S. K. Mehla
Soaring oil prices have encouraged major consumers worldwide to sharply increase their use of “green” biofuel. These concerns have lead to reasearch for biodiesel as commerical alternative. Since edible oil demand is higher than its domestic production, in India this is not feasible to divert this oil for production of biodiesel. Under Indian conditions only such plant sources can be considered for biofuel, which produces non-edible oil in appreciable quantity and can be grown in large scale on non cropped marginal and wastelands. There are many tree species which bear seeds rich in oil and can serve as excellent feedstock for biodiesel production. The book deals with cultivation practices of bio-fuel plants. Crops for waste land utilization, Bio-waste utilization as organic fertilizes, micropropagation protocols are other major themes of this book. The book will be handy reference for students, academicians, researchers and people with little or no training in biofuel plants." ..more


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Diseases of Grape Their Forecasting and Control
S. G. Borkar
Grape is an important fruit crop of the world contributing to economies of several countries due to its various uses including wine production. The production, productivity and economic gain substantially suffers due to vagaries of various diseases attacking the grape crop world over. The present book on Diseases of Grape, their forecasting and control is an attempt to bring all the available information till date on this important topic in a global prospect and perspective. The book includes 15 chapters which enumerate diseases of fungal, bacterial, viral and phytoplasmal nature besides diseases caused by soil toxicities, mineral deficiencies, atmospheric injuries, chemical toxicities and fungicidal injuries. The book further focuses on epidemiological aspects, disease forecasting and pesticides in the control of various diseases of grapes. ..more


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Genome Characterization : Basics and Applications
V. Padmaja
Genome Characterization-Basic and Applications presents an overview of the selected area of present day research in life sciences. The coverage is from basic methodologies and techniques of chromosome research through cell and tissue culture to biotechnological approaches and bioinformatics. It explores current approaches in the study of chromosomes, cytotoxic effects, biotechnological potential of crop residues, plant disease evaluation, biocontrol methods and evaluation by molecular methods, micropropagation, protoplast fusion and molecular modeling uning bioinformatics. Features • Covers techniques and applications of cytogenetic and cytotoxic studies in assessing effects of gemetocides drugs, environmental effluents and heavy metals on a wide range of plant meterials. • Includes chapters on methods of micropropagation, protoplant fusion, production of medicinally important products. • Explores areas like flora studies, antimicrobial activities and medicinally important products. • Presents disease evaluation, biocontrol strategies, their evaluation and bioinformatics in molecular modeling" ..more


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Plant Reproductive Biology and Biotechnology
ChauhanRanaChauhan
India is one of the twelve-megadiversity centers of the world with two of the eighteen hotspots worldwide. However, the bio wealth is under unprecedented environ-mental threat. Over 4.66% of the country’s biodiversity rich areas have been earmarked for extensive in-situ conservation of habitats through protected area network. Serious efforts are also being made to conserve this wealth under ex-situ programmes. For biodiversity conservation our understanding of reproductive biology of flowering plants is of utmost importance. Besides, the role of reproductive biology in biodiversity conservation, the biotechno-logical advancement in various fields also plays an equally important role. ..more


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Vegetables : Disease Diagnosis and Biomanagement
Pratibha Sharma
Vegetable production has become an intensified form of crop raising that has evolved as a prime enterprise in modern horticulture. With the advent of hybrids and other high yielding better quality varieties, a changed scenario in pathogen population and their effect on crops has resulted in disease epidemics and variability in plant pathogens. All these diseases need to be properly diagnosed and managed to provide a good supply of vegetables free of chemical residues.To get a good diagnosis symtomatology is an important aspect for plant pathology. Timely and right kind of management helps in crop protection resulting in increased yields. Information on biomanagement of diseases is the main attraction of this book by compiling information on bioagents, and their application with reference to vegetables. This book will be an asset to the vegetable clientale. The chapters include : 1. Introduction 2. Methods of Diagnosis 3. Symptomatic Diagnosis 4. Biomanagement : Microbial Pesticides 5. Biomanagement : Botanical Pesticides 6. Resistant Varieties 7. Integrated Pest Management Modules 8. Green House Disease Management 9. Disease Management in Organic Farming System" ..more


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Biotechnology in Plant Improvement
P. C. Trivedi
Biotechnology has made significant advances in recent years and emerged as a frontline area of research and development, with an overwhelming impact on the society. Plant Biotechnology is a engine for green to evergreen revolution. It has shown great promise in recent years for improving crop productivity, reducing environmental pollution and improving the quality of agricultural produce. This book contains 17 chapters written by leading experts in the discipline incorporating recent developments in the subject. Major section includes articles on plant biotechnology. Topic covering information on Genetic modification in plants - A biotechnological scenario; Genetic transformation in leguminous crops; Role of biotechnology in ornamental crops; Genetic engineering for major abiotic stresses tolerance in crop plants; Transgenic technology for future; Molecular markers in plant genome analysis and Molecular markers for assessing genetic diversity in Coconut Palm. Topics on micropropagation of Prosopis, callusing response and direct in vitro regeneration of nodal explants; In vivo propagation and conservation of pogostemon; In vivo & in vitro comparison of bioactive substances from Bacopa, Centella and Convolvulus related to memory improvement provide useful information on application of tissue culture technique in biotechnology. Articles on Microfluidics; Tannase: A versatile enzyme for future's biotechnology; Bioplastics- Biotechnological solution for undegradable plastic wastes; Peptide nucleic acid: Prospects of 21st Century & Genetic engineering of plants for environmental cleaning up are some of the important areas which have been specifically addressed in order to make this book more distinct and relevant, in the present day context. This book will be useful to Biotechnologists, agriculture scientists, researches, teachers & students of plant science." ..more


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Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
B. Singh
Success in Recombinant DNA technology has been possible due to rapid development in gene cloning methodologies. It is essentially the insertion of a specific fragment of foreign DNA into a cell, through a suitable vector, in such a way that inserted DNA replicates independently and transferred to progenies as a result of cell division. The transformed cells containing DNA after their characterization and confirmation can be used commercially for the production of useful compounds such as insulin, interferon, growth hormones, etc. The book is divided into 21 confirm chapters. The language of book is simple, easily understandable and subject matter is fully illustrated. The contents include: • Structure and Function of Genes • DNA : The Genetic Material • The Genetic Code • Structure of Genome • Transposable Elements • Mutations in DNA • Recombinant DNA Used in Evolution • Use of Genetic Engineering in Plants • Use of Genetic Engineering in Animals • Regulation of Cell Cycle • Regulation of Development in Drosophila • Protoonocogenes, Oncogenes and Antioncogenes • Use of Recombinant DNA in Pharmaceutical Industry • Human Genome • Human Gene Therapy • Polymerase Chain Reaction • Genes Pertaining to Physiology of Brain • Isolation and Synthesis of Cloned Genes • Signal Perception and Transduction • Animal Cloning and Human Gene Mapping • Immune Molecules and Vaccines • References. This book will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students in molecular biology and biotechnology courses. ..more


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Economic Botany
Sampat Nehra
THE ability of humankind to exploit the natural resources around him to his advantage has indeed made humans the most successful organism on Planet Earth. To solve the food problem, the protein deficiency in food stuffs; and new introduction of plants to cultivation for increased production; may all seem to have great potential value in economic botany apart from the humanistic problems. This book ‘Economic Botany’ incorporates review and research articles on varied aspects of economic botany in 20 chapters. One section covers articles on medicinal plants, namely, Medicinal plants: Botany, propagation, diseases and uses; Ethnomedicinal studies of family Asteraceae for their propagation and antimicrobial for their propagation and antimicrobial activity; Note on plants used in wounds and cuts; Pharmaceutically significant hypocholesterolemic Spirulina. Articles on Timber-yielding plants; Tannin and dyes from plants; Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from plants; Plant fibres: characteristics and uses; Spices and condiments provide detailed account about various economic uses of plants. Information is provided on conservation and management strategies for medicinal and threatened plant species; Indigenous knowledge of biodiversity used for sustainable development; Application of CITES in the conservation of Indian phytodiversity; Study of some grasses; Etymological history of some floral elements and on Study of soil and coastal vegetation. Some articles, namely, Tissue culture of a red algae Gelideiella acerosa; Protoplast isolation in four species of Ulva; Ecological study on the dominate tree and shrub species and Mycotoxin problem in oilseeds provide additional information on the subject. This book will be highly beneficial to students, teachers and research workers in Botany, Agriculture, Economic Botany and the common man. ..more


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Biotechnology in Agriculture
N. K. Joshi
Improvements and new discoveries in biological fertilizers, soil and water conservation, biodiversity conservation, pest control and changes in land ownership and distribution will lead to improved production capacity. Worldwide, agricultural production continues to suffer substantial losses (20-40%) due to pests, weeds and diseases. Biotechnology applications, integrated into conventional systems, hold much promise in augmenting agriculture production and productivity, particularly given the need to protect the environment and biodiversity while increasing production sustainably. In a single line we can say agricultural biotechnology plays a significant role in solving world hunger by developing agricultural crops that provide both higher yield and more resistance to pathogens and adverse environmental and climatic condition. The chapters have been chosen to ensure that the reader gets a complete picture of the processes and techniques involved in agricultural biotechnology and the methods by which productivity and food availability can be increased. The chapter include: • Crop Movement in India • Green Revolution • Nitrogen Fixation • Transgenic Plants • Synthetic Seeds • Mycorrhizae: Applications in Agriculture and Forestry • Somatic Embryogenesis • Micropropagation in Plants • Somaclonal Variation • Cell Selection and Genotype Improvement • Protoplast Culture • Plant Tissue Culture • Metabolites from Recombinant DNA Modified Plants • Virus Free Clones through Plant Tissue Culture • Forestry Biotechnology • Biotechnology Approaches for Better Utilization • of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants ..more


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Biotechnology, 2nd Edition
C. K. Naidu
As the global human population continues to expand, concern has been expressed in various quarters about the finite number of people world agriculture can support. Of particular relevance to this concern is Biotechnology which relates to the comparative efficiency of food production by animals and plants. All animals either directly or indirectly derive their nutrition from plants. Of this intake of food energy, only a small proportion, approximately 10 per cent, is stored and thus available to the next consumer, white the remaining 90 per cent is used by the animal for the various metabolic processes necessary to sustain life. The efficiency of stored energy transfer can be improved through Biotechnology and it is with this end in view that the chapters of this book have been planned. They include, following an Introduction, Molecular Biology of Plants, Gene Cloning, and Vectors for Gene Cloning in Plants, Expression of Foreign DNA in Bacteria, Principles of Fermentation Technology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Polymerase Chain Reaction, and Monoclonal Antibodies. The chapters cover practically all aspects of Biotechnology, which is now considered the solution of the acute food crisis by growing of crops needing less water, disease resistant cops, high yielding varieties, combining the traits of two or more plants in single plant and genetic engineering. Biotechnology provides the answers to the many problems facing the world today, and would continue to do so tomorrow. This book explores many vistas of Biotechnology, which will be useful for scientists and students to understand the latest techniques and processes of Biotechnology research. ..more


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Plant Molecular Physiology : Current Scenario and Future Projections
P. C. Trivedi
Plant Physiology and Biotechnology have made enormous progress at an astonishing pace in the recent past and have aroused unparalleled public interest. This book includes 21 articles and review papers in the area of stress physiology, plant tissue culture, plant growth regulators, senescence, seed deterioration, isolation and molecular characterisation of diazotrophs, lectins and biochemistry and molecular aspects of aflatoxins biosynthesis. A major section deals with the role of plant growth regulators in crop productivity, improvement of oil quality and quantity, complementary effects of CaCl2 and ABA in cotton fibre growth; Brassinosteriods as novel group of plant hormones, and information on nitric oxide as regulator and signalling molecule in plants. Compatible solutes as stress protectants, factors affecting salt tolerance, waterlogging tolerance under neutral and alkali soils, physiology of anaerobosis stress and ameliorating different stresses, etc. provide information on stress physiology. An excellent treatise comprehends latest information on plant senescence processes pertinent to productivity. One chapter discusses plant lectins—a special class of proteins with diversified functions. Micropropagation of very important economic plant species tea, production of withanolides from W. somniferum and application of plant tissue culture in preservation of economically important plant species, in-depth study of rhizome physiology in bamboo at various stages of development provide necessary information using tissue culture technique. The article on seed deterioration describes various characters affected by natural and artificial ageing. The review on aflatoxins, secondary metabolite discusses various aspects of its biochemistry, molecular biology of its biosynthesis. An article on microarray and its application have added to the value of the book. This is a must for all science libraries catering to the requirements of post-graduate and doctoral students and teachers engaged in Biotechnology, Physiology and Plant Sciences studies. ..more


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Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
BiotechnologicaL developments and genetic engineering are revolutionising agriculture and medical science. The many applications of biotechnology include the production of new and improved foods, industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals and livestock, and offer hope for restoring the environment and protecting endangered species. Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology contains 17 chapters on varied aspects of current interest and progress made in the field of biotechnology in the recent past. A major section includes articles on plant tissue culture and application of biotechnology in agriculture, medicine and environmental management. The potential role of biotechnology in food and agriculture; Transgenic in oil seeds; Genetically modified plants for sustainable food security; Synthetic seed; Plant genetic engineering; Biotechnological achievement in sugarcane, etc. provide information on application of biotechnology in crop improvement. The book also covers information on stem cell therapy; Nanotechnology and Role of biotechnology in bioremediation. Other topics include Survey of alkaloids, steroids and flavonoids of in vivo and in vitro grown medicinal plants; Role of tissue culture in floriculture; Micropropagation of Aloe barbadensis and Datura metel; Plant propagation and bioreactors application in tissue culture and Regeneration studies in Brassica species provide necessary information using tissue culture technique. A comprehensive account of the role of plant-based anti-cancer drugs in the management of cancer and Identification of orchid hybrids through isozyme analysis have added to the value of the book. This book will be useful to biotechnologists, biologists, agriculture scientists, researchers, teachers and students of plant sciences. ..more


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Plant Biotechnology : Perspectives and Prospects
P. C. Trivedi
Rapid advances in the field of biotechnology have brought revolutionary changes in agriculture, health care and environmental science. Biotechnology has been promoted by many as being essential for human survival, and as a technology that will improve the quality of life in every country. Plant biotechnology has affected all aspects of human life. Plant Biotechnology—Perspectives and Prospects—incorporates review and research articles on varied aspects of plant biotechnology in 20 chapters. One section deals with genetic manipulation of photosynthesis in higher plants; Transgenic vegetables for pharmaceutical and industrial applications; Agricultural genomics and molecular manipulation of carbon dioxide assimilation in crop plants. The major section on tissue culture includes articles on in vitro production and utilisation of haploids/doubled haploids in rice; Conventional and biotechnological methods of propagation in oaks; Orchid roots and in vitro regeneration; Multiple bud formation and plant regeneration in aquatic ferns; Tissue culture of medicinal plants; Micropropagation of fabaceous woody species; Biotechnology of Chlorophyton borivilianum; Hairy root cultures and on the in vitro effects of polyamine in shootlet proliferation in sugarcane. One article is on important challenges in crop plant biology and provides future thrusts to mitigate hunger and poverty in the world. The section on stress includes articles on molecular biology and physiology of stress tolerance and micronutrients and their bioavailability to overcome hidden hunger. An account related to biotechnological potential of cellulases from extremophiles provides useful and current knowledge on the subject. An article on protection of biodiversity and traditional knowledge and another on the role of biotechnology in the protection of intellectual property rights have added to the value of the book. This book will be highly beneficial to students, teachers and research workers in the field of plant biotechnology, agriculture and plant science. ..more


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Ornamental Crop Production Technology
S. K. Bhattacharjee
Floriculture is a fast expanding dynamic industry. Production technology has advanced with the efficient use of plant resources such as water, fertilizers, pesticides; and modification of microclimate that surrounds the plants as per need during various stages of growth, development and flowering. Protected cultivation provides an excellent facility for controlled cultivation of high value crops. Hence, polyhouses are made with all modern facilities including U.V. stabilized cladding film, heating, cooling, humidification, drip irrigation and fertigation systems. The structure and technology are, however, location and crop specific. Moreover, with the adoption of improved production technologies; a number of diseases, pests and weeds affecting ornamental crops are becoming a serious handicap in their economic production. Indiscriminate application of pesticides has lead to pest resistance and resurgence as well as adverse effect on ornamental crops and also on flora and fauna in the ecosystem. In view of this an attempt has been made in this book to provide a wealth of fascinating information in 13 extensive review chapters like principles, technology and methodology of F1-hybrid seed production; micropropogation of ornamental crops; mericloning of orchids; greenhouses and glass houses, design of green houses, cladding material, shade nets and ventilation, economics of polyhouse cultivation; insects, pests, diseases and nematodes of ornamental plants and their management; weed management; and phytosanitary requirements for import and export of floriculture products and planting material. This publication will be of immense value and serve the interests of scientists, teachers, students, policy makers, amateur and commercial flower growers. ..more


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Fundamentals of Botany
C. Stuarat Gager
In this book ,the structure of a familiar type of plant is first reviewed and then an elementry study made of the fundamental life-processes involved in the nutrition and growth of the individual. ..more


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Mushrooms and their Cultivation Techniques
R. C. Ram
Mushrooms Cultivation is becoming very popular because it not only meets the dietary requirements but also adds to the income especially to those growers having no or insufficient land. This book will provide a new sight in basic practical and applied research related to mushrooms and their cultivation techniques This book is suitable for under graduate, post-graduate, research scholars, senior research fellow and research associates in mycology, microbiology, plant pathology, home science, botany, horticulture, forestry, crop sciences, food sciences and biotechnology. The contents include: • Introduction • Brief History of Mushroom Cultivation • Mushroom Production in India and World • Mushroom Nutraceuticals • Medicinally Important Mushrooms • Mushroom Biology • Genetics and Breeding of Mushrooms • Preparation of Culture Media • Preparation of Mushroom Tissue Culture • Preparation of Pure Culture by Spore Print Techniques • Preservation and Maintenance of Mushroom Cultures • Preparation of Mushroom Spawn • Microbial Contamination during Spawn Making and Solutions • Equipments required for Mushroom Culture and Spawn Laboratory • Layout of Spawn Laboratory • Layout of Mushroom Farm • Cultivation Method of Button Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus); Paddy Mushroom (Volvariella volvacea); Milky Mushroom (Calocybe indica); Shittake Mushroom (Lentinus edodes); Medicinal Mushroom (Ganoderma iucidum) • Identification and Management of Diseases of Button Mushroom; Oyster Mushroom • Insect Pests, Mites and Nematodes of Mushrooms and their Control • Preservation and Processing of Mushrooms • Preparation of Mushroom Recipes • Economics of Mushrooms Cultivation • Auxiliary Information • Glossary ..more


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Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
B. Singh
Different genes in an organism are meant for the synthesis of different proteins. The hereditary nature of every living organism is defined by its genome, which consists of a long sequence of nucleic acid that provides the information needed to construct the organism. By a complex series of interactions, the sequence of individual subunits of nucleic acid determines hereditary features. The genome contains the complete set of hereditary information for any organism. Each gene is sequence within nucleic acid that represents a single protein. Each of discrete nucleic acid molecules comprising the genome may contain a large number of genes. The concept of the gene as a continuous stretch of DNA had been shattered with the discovery of the introns, but alternative splicing and genes- within-genes were yet to be revealed. Identification of cellular oncogenes seemed to promise an understanding of cancer, but the mechanism of their action-and the existence of tumor suppressor genes-still subjects for speculation. The Contents Includes : l Diversity of cells l Cell Membrane and Transportation of Molecules l Nucleic Acids l Metabolism of Nucleic Acids l Structure and Organization of Genes l Genetic Code l Gene Expression: Protein Metabolism l Signal Transduction l Regulation of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes l Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes l Regulation of Mitotic Cell Cycle in Eukaryotes l Regulation of Gene Expression in Bacteriophages l Gene Cloning and Special Gene Regulation of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes l Genetic Engineering and Recombinant DNA Technology l References. The topics that are covered and the approach I had taken to describe them make this book suitable for undergraduate and post graduate students in molecular biology and biotechnology courses. ..more


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Microbiology : Applications and Current Trends
P. C. Trivedi
The microorganisms influence the man in several ways. The diversity of their activities varies from causing diseases in human & other animal and plants to the production of various useful products, recovery of metals, increasing in soil fertility. Recently it has also become possible to manipulate bacteria and other microbes to produce substances using genetic engineering technology. This book “Microbiology: Current Trends” Contains 20 articles on different areas of microbiology including agriculture, Industry, medical science, bioremediation and molecular aspects. Topic on agricultural microbiology includes articles on the Biochemistry and molecular biology of nitrogen fixation; How bacteria can benefit cereals & other non-legumes; Rhizobium: A way forward to agriculture biotechnology. In the section of environmental Microbiology biodegradation of xenobiotics of health & environmental concern; Biomethanation of organic wastes- achievement and perspectives; Textile effluents & their microbial bioremediation provide excellent information on the subject. The book incorporate articles on Biological control of plant pathogens; Role of pectoytic and celluloytic enzymes in the process of pathogenesis; Plant parasitic nematodes: A constraint to the productivity of pulses & their management options. Under food microbiology section articles on Mushroom cultivation; Mushroom research: Present status & future needs; Role of microbial community in advancement of mushroom composting; Spirulina: Biology, production and nutrition provides exhaustive information on the applied value of fungi & algae. Article on food fermentation technology; Enhancement of activity of a metallolipase of Bacillus coagulans; Actinomycetes: Diversity & their importance & interest recourses for mycologists have added value to the book. This book will be useful to researchers, teachers & students of Microbiology, Biotechnology, Botany, Agriculture & Zoology and for the industry people at large. ..more


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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants : Cultivation and Uses
Suresh MuraliaAkshey Kumar Pathak
Most of the medicinal and aromatic plants are indigenous while the others are easily adaptable and offer best opportunity for introduction in the present agricultural system. These plants contain active constituents like mucilages, phenols, anthroquinones, tannins, coumarins, anthocyanins, flavonoids, glycosilinates, saponins, volatile oils, glycocides, alkaloids, vitamins and minerals etc., but systematic researches are required to understand the mode of action of these active ingredients in the body and to standardize their consumable doses. The book covers more than seventy beneficial medicinal and aromatic plants of the country. Several of these are popular ayurvedic medicines. Ashwagandha, Kalmegh, Konch, Shatavar are some of these plants. Some of the described plants like Neem, Babul, Pyrethrum are known for their insecticidal/germicidal properties. Aroma of some plants are used in cosmetic, food and brewing industries. Jatropha is gaining importance as bio-diesel and some of the other plants, valued for industrial purpose are also included. There is an ample scope for commercial cultivation of most of these plants. Export of some of these plants is progressive and earns a great deal of foreign exchange for the country. The chapters included in this book have a precise introduction of each plant, its identification, botanical characters, advanced practices for cultivation with latest available varieties/cultures of plants. Chemical constituents with medicinal principle and therapeutic significance of each plant is described. The economics for cultivation is also given for each plant. The book will benefit the readers, cultivators, medical practitioners, students, botanists, entrepreneurs and the farmers. ..more


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Integrated Pest Management and Biocontrol
S.C. DwivediNalini Dwivedi
The book maintains the classical touch of entomology by including chapters on anatomical and physiological aspects such as role of endocrines and ethological study such as accoustic communications in insects. While dealing with the insect pests, the book takes you from the North-East of India’s hills to the lesser known depths of Indian Ocean. Where on one hand, the chapter on IPM for Cashew throws light on pest control for a high end cash crop, there are chapters on pests of rather common crops such as Mustard Aphid and Leaf Roller, also. It introduces you to comparatively lesser documented ‘biocontrol of weeds in India’, and it also encompasses a study on ‘effect of fungicide and insecticide on entomogenous fungus’. The former is an ingenious view of maximizing the prospects of bio-control of insects. Coming away from the herbivore insects pests, the present book showcases a state of the art study on relationship of immune response and vector competence in Mosquito, singularly the most important insect pest of, we the poor Men. The book weaves through yet another important facet of the insect pest control and that is the strategical theories and IPM planning. The chapters referring ‘IPM at crossroads with realistic approach’ and ‘role of IPM in India for sustainable agriculture’ shall actually impart an insight to agriculture and IPM planners, as well. The effort has thus been to impart a mosaic-like structure to the book wherein there are independent units on diverse topics, nevertheless, put together, they stand for one unified objective of insect pests control. This book will be useful for PG and research students of zoology and agricultural science. ..more


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Handbook of Medicinal Plants, 5th Ed.
S. K. Bhattacharjee
With the cost of modern medicine reaching astronomical height, scientists have begun delving into rich and ancient traditional systems based on plants. The ancient dwellers of India had relied on them for centuries to cure themselves and their wisdom is not only enshrined in treatises but has been handed down orally from generation to generation. In the developed Western affluent world too, thinking has veered around to using natural material for drugs and pharmaceuticals and in this context, the abundant inventory of medicinal plants that India has takes on a very important relevance. This book is a comprehensive volume detailing the characteristics of 560 genera covering 1, 170 species. The documentation is exhaustive including nomenclature, description, distribution, cultivation, processing and physical and chemical properties. With several countries patenting Indian products and methods, a specially written chapter on Intellectual Property Rights and Medicinal Plants has been added to this fourth revised and enlarged edition. Attempts have been made to include all aspects of medicinal plants. To this end chapters contain complete information on history, isolation and characterization of active principles, transformation of medicinal system, medicinal plants widely known for their curative effects on certain diseases, export of medicinal plants and phytochemicals, suggestions for improvement of medicinal crop industry, etc. Dr. A.M. Michael, in a specially written foreword, says: “The present book provides comprehensive and condensed information of an extensive and large number of medicinal plants grown and found in different parts of the world covering many important and interesting aspects on the subject. The book will be valuable to students and teachers, scientists, cultivators, entrepreneurs and the farmer.” ..more


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Phycotalk
S. C. Gajaria
This book is a dedicated academic attempt to present research articles on various aspects of algal biotechnology covering taxonomy, cytology, morphology, pharmaceutical, hydrobiological studies, etc. Eminent researchers in this field have contributed specially written articles to make this book as comprehensive as possible. The 14 chapters include Potential of Microalgae Spirulina, Nutritive Tissues in the Rhodophyceae, Spirulina: Food and Pharmaceutical Value; Contribution to the Knowledge of Desmids, Biodiversity of Benthic Marine Algae Along the Indian Coast, Studies on Antibiotic Resistant Strains of Blue Green Algae, Growth and Nitrogen Fixation by Unicellular and Colonial Cyanobacteria of Rice Fields, An Insight into Aolla-Anabaena Symbiosis, Industrially Important Enzymes from Cyanobacteria, Commentary on Nuclear Cytology of Algae, Cytoplasmic Streaming Velocity of Nitella as a New Aquatic Pollution Bioassay Technique, Water Quality of Tapi River with Reference to Phytoplankton, Hydrobiolotgical Studies of Permanent Pond and Retrospective Study on Zygnemataceae. This book will be highly beneficial to students, teachers and research workers in the field of Botany in general and Phycology in Particular. ..more


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Medicinal Herbs & Flowers
S. K. Bhattacharjee
Herbs have been used to promote and safeguard health, relieve pain and discomfort, heal diseases and wounds and refresh the mind. Herbal medicines are preferred over synthetic drugs and antibiotics since the herbs possess many healing prosperities without side effects. Herbs are the sacred medicine with great power, which no pharmacist can excel or even imitate fully. There is a growing need for information on medicinal herbs and flowers, their chemical constituents, biological activity, aroma and fragrance, characteristics, cultivation, extraction of active ingredients and uses for safeguarding health and healing diseases and discomfort. This book, Medicinal Herbs and Flowers, is a comprehensive and most valuable document on the subject. This is the first book of its kind in contents and concept. The publication is organised in six chapters. Chapter 1 is an introductory one, dealing with history, isolation and characterization of active principles, transformation of medicinal systems, medicinal plants widely known for their curative effects of certain diseases, endangered medicinal plants, need for commercial cultivation of medicinal plants, Indian scenario, medicinal plant trade and industry, export of medicinal plants and phyto-chemicals. Chapter 2 provides information on genera and species of medicinal importance, description, cultivation, extraction and uses. Chapter 3 covers the various aspects of medicinal flowers. Chapter 4 describes the medicinal herbs in depth. Chapter 5 furnishes the information on herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine. Chapter 6 summarises the medicinal herbs, their parts used, active ingredients, etc. There are two annexures through which information is given on (i) important antibiotics from plant sources and (ii) glossary of pharmacological and medicinal terms. The Index of the book has been prepared in such a way that this publication is easy to handle and helpful to all. This publication will serve the interest of medicinal plant lovers, collectors, teachers, researchers, students, progressive farmers, pharmaceutical industry and botanists. ..more


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Plant, Microbes & Biotechnology
S. Nehra
During the last few decades, Plant Sciences have definitely made their presence felt as an important branch of science. The role of Plant Sciences becomes very important as it provides the basic information to botanists and biotechnologists to use in tailoring plants to desired traits. The present work-Plant, Microbes and Biotechnology-incorporates review and research articles on varied aspects of biotechnology and microbes in 22 chapters. Articles on nanobiotechnology, protease inhibitors in defence mechanism, biotisation of micropropagated plants; green revolution in forestry and blue-green algae as biofertiliser project their importance in the near future. Information on basic branches of plant sciences, namely, pollination biology; epidermal studies; study of agarophytes and phytoplankton have been provided covering the latest knowledge. Account related to ecological monitoring of the bioinoculant; phytochemical investigation of medicinal plants; ethnobotanical study, diseases caused by nematodes and their interaction with other organism; use of AM fungi, etc. Provide excellent information on the subject. This book will prove to be a very useful reference book for botanists and biotechnologists under one cover covering varied facets of these branches. This book is a must for all science libraries catering to the requirements of post-graduate and doctoral students and teachers engaged in Plant Science studies. ..more


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Spices & Plantation Crops
J. Singh
India enjoys ubiquitous agri-horti diversity. Too many horticultural crops, may it be annual or perennial are grown across the biotic realms of different agro-eco regions of the country. It has favourably placed the nation as one of the leading producers of horticultural crops including that of spices and plantation crops. However, being widely divergent in nature as such, simple description on spices and plantation crop is lacking. However, due to uncessant effort being made towards the improvement, lot of informations have been generated in different arena of spices and plantation crops. Such development on time scale provides impetus to the writers and accordingly an idea to compile the manuscript on spices and plantation crops was conceived. Covering 28 chapters; Status of Spices and Plantation Crops in India, Coriander, Cumin, Fennel, Fenugreek, Black-pepper, Small Cardamom, Large Cardamom, Clove, Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Turmeric, Saffron, Vanilla, Tamarind, Black-Caraway, Celery, Under-exploited Spices- Aniseed, Caraway, Parsley and Nigella, Coconut, Cashewnut, Arecanut, Tea, Coffee, Oil Palm, Cocoa, Betelvine and Rubber, the content of the book has been manoeuvred in a way so as to suit the requirements of different category of readers, The inclusion of colour plates of the crops covered and glossary of impregnated words appearing invariably in the text is expected to ad clarity of the subject. Subject index has been incorporated in the last to help locate the readers, a topic of their interest. The book will be useful to researchers, students and scholars of horticulture, agriclutre and allied disciplines. ..more


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Herbaceous Perennials and Shade Loving Foliage Plants
S.K. Bhattacharjee
The most absorbing and rewarding branch of horticulture are the herbaceous perennials and shade loving foliage plants. They are very interesting and delightful group of plants for commercial floriculture, and billions of these plants grace the modern homes. They are among the easiest plants to be grown in garden beds, pots, greenhouses and polyhouses. The cut flowers, cut foliages or cut greens of these plants are excellent and add great charm and delicacy to indoor. They have become a necessary adjunct to every house and are considered most essential for modern living. The international trade on these crops are advancing steadily and search for newer materials are rising irresistibly. For this book most important crops like orchids, carnation, chrysanthemum, anthurium, gerbera, heliconia, bird-of-paradise, solidago, primula, pelargonium, aglaonema, calathea, chlorophytum, cordyline, dieffenbachia, dracaena, monstera, peperomia, phillodendron, scindapsus are surveyed. The different aspects of these crops are critically reviewed and presented in this publication. The book will be very useful to research workers, scientists, teachers, students, indoor designers, amateur and commercial growers and all others interested in these crops. ..more


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Flowering Shrubs and Seasonal Ornamentals
S. K. Bhattacharjee
In commercial floriculture and modern landscape design, the groups of plants belonging to flowering shrubs and seasonal annuals occupy prime position. They are important and interesting assemblance of exciting flowering plants largely grown in beds and pots for commerce, garden decoration, cut flower and loose flower trade. In good landscape design, shrubs contribute in some ways to making a house attractive by emphasising its good architectural features or by softening the effect of poor one. Seasonal ornamentals enhance the beauty of the garden by bringing in quick changes with a splash of attractive colour and, in turn breaking the monotony. There are large number of species and varieties in these crops and offer a diversified range of plants with attractive flowers and innumerable colours. Realising the economic and aesthetic value of these crops scientists have conducted interesting studies on various aspects which attained enormous proportion over the years. The aim of this publication is to survey the crops for their potential in ornamental horticulture. In this book important crops like rose, jasmine, crossandra, barleria, hibiscus, bougainvillea, poinsettia, azalea, camellia, hydrangea, cassia, callistemon, adenium, acalypha, allamanda, antirrhinum, china aster, marigold, zinnia, gaillardia, gypsophila, sweet sultan, corn flower, helichrysum, gomphrena and statice were critically reviewed by the experts. It is hoped that the information furnished in this publication will be useful to scientists, teachers, students, professionals, amateur flower growers, landscape designers and all those interested in flower crops. ..more


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Bulbous Ornamentals and Aquatic Plants
S. K. Bhattacharjee
The diversity of colour, form and size that exists among bulbous ornamentals and aquatic plants are usually much appreciated; their subtale and incidious charm add to the beauty of the landscape. International trade on these crops are rising rapidly and world-wide queries for new material are increasing. Apart from the ornamental value, many of these groups of plants are consumed as food and medicine, they also provide fibre and other useful material to mankind. In view of the importance of these crops, critical review have been made in this publication on the crop like tulip, lilium, gladiolus, tuberose, alstroemeria, cyclamen, tuberous begonia, dahlia, hemerocallis, hymenocallis, gloriosa, crinum, zantedeschia, canna, hippeastrum, anemone, anigozanthos, eucharis, fressia, gloxinia, iris, liatris, nelumbo, nymphaea, acorus, altrovanda, aponogeton, butomus, calla, callitricha, caltha, cyperus, decodon, eichhornia, glyceria, hottonia, hydrocleys, hydrocharis, hydrocleis, juncus, saururus, saussurea, thalia, trillium, trollius, utricularia and victoria. The book will be most beneficial to scientists, teachers, students, farmers, amateurs, commercial flower growers and all those interested in these alluring flower crops. ..more


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Biotechnology and Biology of Plants
P. C. Trivedi
The advancement in crop improvement in the past several decades have been phenomenal. During the last two decades or so enormous information about many facets of plant organization and development has been appearing. Some of these data are of great relevance and were sure to contribute significantly towards improvement of crop yield. This bok incorporates review and research articles on varied aspects of plant science in 25 chapters. The contents are: • Methods of QTL Analysis in Crop Plants • Photosynthesis and Productivity of Agricultural Crops Grown under Elevated Carbon dioxide • Orchids : Chromosomes and Their In vitro Behaviour • Algal Diversity in India. • Mechanisms of Cotton Fibre Development • Agrobacterium tumefaciens • Molecular Genetic Analysis of Drought Stress Resistance in Plants • Enzyme Catalyzed Regioselective Esterification/Trans-esterification of Sugars and Related Compounds • Proximate Reproductive Causes of Decreased Crop Productivity in Soils Contaminated with Heavy Metals • Applications of Halophilic Enzymes in Industries • Diversity in Fruit Characters in Some Cucurbits of Agra and Kanpur • Biology of Fruit Dehiscence in Oilseed Brassicas • Biohydrogen Metabolism in Cyanobacteria and Green Algae • Reproductive Biology of Safflower • An Update on Mycotoxins • Spices as Antimicrobial Agents • Role of Allelopathy in Sustainable Weed Management • Endophytic Diazotrophs in Non-Legumes and their Molecular Characterization • In Vitro Rapid Propagation of Withania somnifera Through Tissue Culture • Bio-Accumulation of Heavy Metals by Water Hyacinth • Addition of New Records of Fossil Plants to the Mesozoic Flora of the Rajmahal Hills • Mechanism of Action of Plant Growth Retardants inhibiting Ga Biosynthesis • Management of Viral and Bacterial Plant Pathogens using Biopesticides. This book will be highly beneficial to student, teachers and research workers in the field of Plant Biotechnology, Physiology, Agriculture and Plant Science. ..more


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Biotechnology : Current Perspectives and Potential Applications
P. C. Trivedi
There is no doubt that biotechnology is a technical revolution. Biotechnology is the application of biological principles, organisms, & products to practical purposes. The last twenty years or so have seen the emergence of remarkable new technologies that can produce new drugs for the treatment of disease, alter the genetic makeup of plants and animals, & produce bacteria to help clean up toxic wastes. Never in the history of the word have biological organisms been so valuable to us as commodities that can be bought & sold. The present book “Biotechnology: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications” provides an authoritative review account of many aspects of current interest and progress in the field of biotechnology that has been made in the recent past. Major section includes articles on Plant Biotechnology. Topic covering information on Molecular markers and their application in Forest tress; Salt stress in rice & the biotechnological approaches; Plant regeneration & genetic transformation in sorghum; In vitro micropropagation of Origanum majorana; Genetically modified plant for sustainable Food security; Agrobacterium rhizogenes mediated hairy roots in coleus etc. Provide information on application of biotechnology in crop improvement. Topics on microbial biotechnology includes articles on potential of rumen microbes for improved animal productivity by genetic manipulation; Lactic acid bacteria in food and pharmaceutical industry; Fungal biotechnology for enzyme, Feed & protein-enriched foods. Articles related to health care & medical biotechnology are: Biotechnology- Application in human health care; New concepts in vaccine development; Pharmacogenomics; Microbial tyrosine phenollyase & its application in development of therapeutic compound; Biotechnological production of terpenodial indole alkaloids from plant cell cultures of Catharanthus roseus. Topic covering information on Biofilsm; Biosensors; Mushroom biotechnology etc. has been specially included to project their importance in the present scenario. A comprehensive account of vegetable disease management through biotechnology approaches and Biotechnology in Plant pathology have added to the value of book. This book will be useful to Biotechnologist, biologist, agriculture scientist, medical biotechnologist, researchers, teachers & student of science. ..more


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Transgenic Crops
P. C. TrivediS. Mathur
Genetically modified foods have the potential to solve many of the world’s hunger and malnutrition problems and to help protect and preserve environment by increasing yield and reducing reliance upon chemical pesticides and herbicides. Yet there are many challenges ahead for governments, especially in the areas of safety testing regulation, international policy and food labeling. Many people feel that genetic engineering is the inevitable wave of the future and that we cannot afford to ignore a technology that has such enormous potential benefits. However, we must proceed with caution to avoid causing unintended harm to human health and the environment as a result of our enthusiasm for this powerful technology. This book “Transgenic Crops” contains 18 chapters covering all aspects related to subject. Book provide latest information on the technology and developments in the area of developing transgenic crops. Major chapters included in the book : Need for transgenic technology; Benefits and Risks Associated with transgenic crops; Genetic manipulation of plant cells; Techniques for gene transfer in plants; Integration of transgenes; Problems in gene transfer; Analysis and confirmation of transgene integration; Field testing of transgenic plants; Agricultural impact of transgenic plants; Regulation of transgenic crops; Intellectual property and transgenic plants; Transgenic plants and controversies; Future prospects; Transgenic crops in India; Funds for research on transgenic crops; Conclusion and recent news about transgenic crops. This book will be useful to biotechnolgist, agriculture scientist, researchers, teachers and students of plant science. ..more


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Underutilized Fruits & Nuts, in 2 Vols.
O. P. PareekS. Sharma
This publication has been brought out in two volumes. The first volume outlines ‘diversity and distribution’ of the underutilized fruits and nuts and provides collated information on their value in ‘food and nutrition security’, in ‘livelihood and income security’, and for ‘development of value added and commercially useful products’ and for ‘rehabilitation and conservation of the ecosystem’. The available information on distribution, uses, botany and culture of 56 subtropical and 39 temperate fruits has also been presented in this volume. Appendices on ‘botanical and other names of the fruits suitable for humid, semi-arid and arid regions of tropical, subtropical and temperate areas’, ‘families, genera and species’ and ‘food value’ of these fruits and their ‘use in agroforestry systems’ have been given. The second volume provides the available information on distribution, uses, botany and culture of 157 tropical fruits that have potential to be promoted for systematic cultivation. The ‘epilogue’ given at the end of this volume outlines the suggestions on the required activities intended to be of help to develop participatory research and developmental work on the neglected and underutilized fruits. The fruits of the subtropical and temperate groups (in first volume) and those of tropical group (in second volume) have been further divided into three sections, i.e. the fruits for humid, semi-arid and arid regions to enable selection of the right species for cultivation to suit a given environment. The fruits in each section have been arranged alphabetically according to their common names. Botanical and other names of the fruits and nuts have been given in the text. The book has been illustrated with line diagrams and coloured photographs of several of these fruits and nuts. Besides serving as a good teaching material on different aspects of the underutilized fruits, the book should be valuable to all concerned with promoting these species in production systems and for utilizing their produce for processing and industrial uses. ..more


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Physiological Basis of Crop Production & Improvement
G. S. ChaturvediP.C. RamA.K. Singh
The book covers status of the physiological bases of production of important agricultural and horticultural plants. Information regarding cereal production with special reference to wheat for national food security and linking village information system with simulation models for agri-production and land use planning are the specific topics covered in the book. It also encompasses genetic basis of productivity enhancement and role of mineral nutrition in crop production. The book provides updated information about the physiological and genetic basis of yield improvement in specific crops like potato, wheat, maize, mustard, vegetables and jute. Mineral nutrition of temperate fruits and their production are also included in the book for students of horticulture working with plant nutrition.The book will be useful to plant physiologists, plant breeders, horticulturists, biotechnologists and botantists. ..more


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Physiological and Biotechnological Manipulations for Enhancing Plant Productivity
G. S. ChaturvediP.C. Ram
The book is an endeavour to present latest information about the physiological and molecular bases of productivity enhancement in plants. Main focus has been on crop improvement involving conventional breeding, genetic engineering, physiological manipulations for better growth dynamics and source sink relationship. Transgenic approach has been the latest technology to introduce desired genes for crop improvement with specific goal. Diverse gene pool is exploited for this technology. The chapter on crop improvement through transgenic approach has been a modest endeavour to address this point. The chapters on Plant growth and development concepts and quantifications and breeding for higher yields and quality will be more useful for students and researchers for understanding growth dynamics and research planning. Importance of manipulating photosynthesis and growth through herbicide actions in relation to crop production has been presented in a practical point of view. The book will be useful for students and research workers in acquiring in-depth knowledge in the field of physiology, agronomy, plant breeding, horticulturists, biotechnologists and botanists. ..more


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Microbiology: Basic & Applied Aspects
B. Singh
Microbiology began since ancient times when people learned to grind lenses from pieces of glass and combine them to produce magnifications great enough to enable microbes to be seen. Since then microorganisms are exceptionally attractive models for studying fundamental life processes. Microorganisms can be grown conveniently in test tubes or flasks, thus requiring less space and maintenance than larger plants and animals. Microbes grow rapidly and reproduce at an unusually high rate, some species of microbes undergo almost 100 generations in 24 hours period. The metabolic processes of microbes follow patterns that occur among higher plants and animals. The contents are as under : • Historical Foundations and Scope of Microbiology • General Characteristics and Taxonomy of Microorganisms • Methods in Microbiology • Prokaryotic Cells : The Bacteria and Mycoplasma • Eukaryotic Cells : The Microorganisms • Microbial Genetics • Microbial Physiology and Metabolism • Genetics of Bacteriophage • Miscellaneous Bacterial Diseases • Physical and Chemical Control Measures of Microorganisms • Microorganisms and Human Interactions • Tools and Techniques of Genetic Engineering • Soil and Aquatic Microbiology • Food and Industrial Microbiology • Nitrogen Fixation by Microorganisms • DNA and RNA Virus Diseases • Antimicrobial Drugs : Their Mechanism of Action • Fermentation and Symbiotic Interactions in Organisms • Immunotherapy and Immune Assays • Fungal Diseases • References • Index The contents of this book will be helpful to the undergraduate and post-graduate students of Microbiology Biochemistry, Agriculture science and Food science. ..more


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Microbial Spoliage of Foods
H. A. Modi
The loss of food due to microbial spoilage has economic consequences for the producers, processors and consumers. Except for sterile foods, all foods harbor microorganisms. Food spoilage stems from the growth of these microorganisms in food or in due to the action of microbial heat-stable enzymes. New marketing trends, the consumer’s desire for foods that are not overly processed and preserved, extended shelf-life, and chances of temperature abuse between production and consumption of foods have greatly increased the chances of food spoilage and, in some instances, with new types of microorganisms. The major concerns are the economic loss and wastage of food. New concepts are being studied to reduce contamination as well as control the growth of spoilage microbes in foods. This book includes • Food Microbiology and its Horizons • Basics of Human Nutrition • An Introduction to Microbial Spoilage of Foods • Spoilage of Meat and Meat Products • Spoilage of Poultry and Eggs • Spoilage of Fish and other Seafoods • Spoilage of Dairy Products • Spoilage of Vegetables, Fruits and their Products • Spoilage of Cereal Products • Spoilage of Canned Foods • Spoilage of Frozen Foods • Indicators of Microbial Food Spoilage • Microbiological Testing of Food The book should prove to be an useful source of information for the students of food microbiology, food science and technology, food biotechnology, agriculture, horticulture, food and nutrition, hotel and catering management and other food-related courses. ..more


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Microbial Biotechnology
H. A. Modi
The use of microorganisms for large-scale industrial processes is being used since time immemorial, which was long before the realization of the activities of the microorganisms. For centuries, beer, wine, vinegar, soy-sauce and other fermented foods like bread and curd were produced through spontaneous fermentation of naturally occurring microorganisms or the use of carry-over microbial seeds from the previous batch of fermentation. The diverse catalytic activities of microorganisms are being used more and more widely to perform specific chemical reactions in the industrial production processes. Microbial Biotechnology was escalated to a new height in the eighties when multifold developments have been realized in fermentation technology, which lead to considerable savings in capital, energy and labor costs. The scientific, breakthroughs like gene manipulation, genomics and proteomics have made the industrial manufacturing of human growth hormones, interferons, vaccines etc feasible. The basic principles of the subject are elaborately explained and discussed in well-organized twenty chapters in this book. The attempt is done that this book should prove to be a useful source of information for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses of Microbiology and Biotechnology. The contents of this book will also be useful to the students of Pharmaceutical science and technology, Food science and technology, Dairy Science and technology, Agricultural Microbiology and Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering and other Fermentation related vocational courses. This book will also be useful as a reference source to get first-hand information of the subject for the people who are working in fermentation-based and biotechnology-based industries. ..more


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Vistas in Floriculture
S. K. Bhattacharjee
Floriculture is a lucrative industry in many parts of the world. The advancement of scientific techniques in flower cultivation has given a tremendous impetus to the growth of this industry. India has yet to cash-in on the production, marketing and export potentials in this field. Both domestic market and export potentials are prodigious. Floriculture sector, all over the world is experiencing rapid changes. Growing of flowers and ornamental crops is a rapidly expanding dynamic global enterprise in to-day’s world. This publication is aimed to bring out an extensive and up-to-date knowledge on some prime topics of commercial floriculture where information are meagre. This book contains 19 chapters covering different aspects of flower trade, institutional contributions, genetic conservation, biofertilizers, patenting etc. The first 5 chapters deal with the trade in ornamental crops, production and marketing research. The next 5 chapters enumerate the role of NHB, APEDA, NABARD, Agri-Horticultural Society of India and Botanic Gardens in the development of floriculture. Chapter 11 discuss in depth the genetic conservation. Chapter 12 and 13 give an account of biofertilizers and mineral nutrition. Chapter 14 is entirely devoted on growth regulating chemicals. Chapter 15 give an insight and throw light on the lessor known potential new crops for the industry. Chapter 16 is exclusively based on pollen morphology. Chapter 17 and 18 are designed for extension strategy and career prospects in floriculture. Chapter 19 provide information on patenting of new ornamental varieties. It is hoped that the book will be useful to scientists, teachers, students, researchers, technologists, planners, amateurs, farmers, commerical flower growers and exporters. ..more


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Trends in Bioinformatics
P. Shanmughaval
Bioinformatics is a field which uses computers to store and analyse molecular biological information. It is the study of the application of computer and statistical techniques to the management of information. At the beginning of the 21st century, scientists began sequencing entire species genomes and storing them on computers allowing for the use of bioinformatics to model and track a number of fascinating things. One of these applications is in deducing evolutionary change in a species. The other applications of bioinformatics including predicting entire protein strands, learning how genes express themselves in various species, and building complex models of entire cells. As computing power increases and our databases of genetic and molecular information expand, the realm of bioinformatics is sure to grow and change drastically, allowing us to build models of incredible complexity and utility. This book "Trends in Bioinformatics" is a collection of recent investigation of Bioinformatics and the compendium of paper contained in this volume will serve to further cause of Bioinformatics research. The contents includes • Rice Functional Genomics • Potentials of Fold Recognition Methods in Structure Prediction of Acyl Homoserine Lactone Synthases • Bioinformatics—Features and Methods • Datamining in Bioinformatics • Database on Tree Species • Drug—DNA • Functional Genomics Approach for Cancer Classification • Stemness of a Stem Cell • Developing Integrative Bioinformatics Systems • Mathematical Modeling in Molecular Modeling • Genome Compression • Homology Modelling of HSCA Molecular Chaperone • Bioinformatics Tools to Explore G Protein Coupled Receptors • Establishment of Web Communities in Bioinformatics • Biological Web Database • Bioinformatics Application Tool Using—Visual Basic and Perl • Homology Modeling • Networks as Development Tool for Forest Information Flow • Pharmacogenomics—Drugs by Design • Tools for Bioinformatics • Bioinformatics in Drug Discovery Process • Construction of Database, Visualization and Analysis Tools for the Enzyme Catalase and Integration into Web page • Venom as a Drug, etc. ..more


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Principles of Biotechnology
R. A. Sharma
Biotechnology is the application of living organisms to develop new product or improve existing ones. Biotechnology today imbibes us to transfer of a gene from one organism to another to increase crop productivity, improve quality, safety etc. Plant biology has always been of immense practical importance, and has enjoyed an intimate relationship with medicine and other biological sciences for centuries. Increasing scientific specialisation and the rapid advances in Chemical and Medical Sciences during the last century have left many persons with the impression that plant biology & biotechnology is important only in relation to the agricultural sciences. This is no longer true. The biotechnology is also used in gene cloning, control of pollution, formagtion of bacteril plasmids, synthesis of alcohols, acids, vaccines, antibiotics, enzymes, production of biogas, production of interferons, steroids and monoclonal bodies, food industry, pharmaceutical industry etc. In a bid to cover the subject as widely as possible, the chapters include : l Plant Biotechnology l Biotechnology and Yeast Cloning l Enzyme Engineering l Enzymes and Cells Stability l Transgenesis l Protein Extraction and Purification l Immobilized Biocatalysts l Biosensors & their Applications l Cloning Genes in Mammalian Cell-lines l Impact of Recombinant DNA Technology in the Food Industry l Molecular Biology in the Pharmaceutical Disease l Gene Manipulation and Vaccination l DNA Profiling in Forensic Science l Bibliography. The book will be useful to biotechnologists, biologists, agriculture scientists, researchers and teachers. ..more


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Amenity Horticulture, Biotechnology and Post-Harvest Technology
S. K. Bhattacharjee
Floriculture helps in enriching the quality of life and development of our society through environmental improvement, and purposeful use of socially and ecologically responsive plants in our landscape. There is a global concern for environmental improvement such as reduction of pollution and noise, energy use minimisation, prevention of erosion and flood, biodiversity and nature conservation, therapeutic and economic benefits of our environment. It is well recognised that there is need to conserve biological diversity in both native and cultivated plant species. For genetic resource characterisation DNA marker polymerisation are advantageous. DNA finger printing techniques exhibit a great potential. Moreover, the application of biotechnology to the development of new varieties of flowers has been seriously considered. The genetic engineering technology has opened up possibilities for manipulation of flower senescence, colour pigments, plant height, flower shape, floral scent; and development of transgenic plants. Futhermore, the changing scenario in international trade in ornamental crops which provide unlimited export potentialities, demand perfection in post harvest technology to offer quality plant products to the people around the world, all the year round. This book is aimed to bring out an extensive and uptodate review on the above aspects for the benefit of readers. This book will be useful to the scientists, teachers, students, researchers, technologists, exporters, amateur and professional flower growers. ..more


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Indian Forests-Soil, Water and Bio-environment Conservation
Sheelwant Patel
Indian Forests—Soil, Water and Bio-environment Conservation—deals with the soil degradation in forests from a practising forester’s viewpoint. Most past practices believed civil engineers’ gravity structures as the panacea for the problem. This book proceeds with a different premise—earth reinforcement through root systems of vegetation best protects soil and conserves water. In elaborating this, it presents a simplified picture of Indian forest types and characteristics like soil formation, soil texture, soil organisms, etc. For the first time, it presents a cross profile of forest vegetation across the country connecting it with prominent civil locations. Among various degrading factors, it deals with forest fires, over-grazing and different forms of soil erosion. For the first time, it flags faulty disposal of rainwater along hill roads as a menace to soil degradation. It classifies shifting cultivators in three categories—solely dependent, partially dependent and marginally dependent—probes the issue in depth and advocates, for the first time, differential treatment for them. A full chapter on landslides analyses causative factors—geomorphological, seismological, hydrological—in detail and provides the latest techniques to handle the problem. Another chapter on ameliorative soil and water conservation measures views the issue from a tree man’s point of view. Vegetative tools of foresters display their full potential here. This chapter, too, includes many firsts—jhora training in meandering streams, municipal watershed management and concept of infiltration belts for ground water recharging. Yet another chapter provides recent advances—root trainer nurseries, geo-textiles as tools of soil conservation and hydro seeding and hydro mulching as techniques of slope reclamation. The last chapter on peoples’ participation views the whole issue from a sociologist’s viewpoint. There are many firsts in this chapter, too, —vision of stakeholders; distributive justice and people’s participation; co-operative behaviour in view of effective communication, super ordinate goal, coalescing of groups, risk of initiator; criterion for selection of success indicators; monitoring of achievements through response indicators, habitat indicators, stress indicators, institutional process indicators, etc. Many of the methodologies described in this book come directly from adaptive field applications of various conservation principles and practices developed in other parts of the world. A must-read book for every conservationist. ..more


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Padap Rog Vigyan
A. K. PathakS. Godika
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Marine Biology : Some Aspects of Marine Ecologu and Marine Fishreies
Anisa Basheer
The economic and biological relevance of marine fisheries in the context of the long cost line of India need be specified. The Ecological changes that take place in the Indian coast due to various pollutants have even changed the biology of fishes. Hence various studies are being conducted to assess the marine fisheries of India in the context of marine ecology. This book deals with the various issues of marine ecology and marine culture as also the marine fisheries in India. The book would be of immense use to students of marine sciences, marine fisheries, and researchers and also to general public interested in marine fisheries of India. ..more


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Plant Reproductive and Molecular Biology
S. N. ChaturvediK. P. Singh
The wide range of articles provides valuable information on various aspects of reproductive biology of flowering plants incorporating autonomous endosperm development, in vitro production of haploids and triploids, in situ pollen germination, pollination mechanism, factors affecting reproductive success, use of synthetic hybridizing agents, pollen allelopathy, plant sciences perspective along with cell and molecular biology including transposon diversity, calcium signaling, sex chromosomes, plant DNA fingerprinting, DNA fibres, cytotoxicity and biomarkers of senescence in plants. ..more


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Plant Biodiversity, Microbial Interaction and Environmental Biology
S. N. Chaturvedi
There is a wealth of information ranging from the Portuguese and Dutch exploration in the 16th and 17th century Malabar ant their socio-cultural impact, microbial interaction, environmental biology, plant resources, conservation and improvement, macrophyte diversity of wetlands, biodiversity of wild mushrooms, management of Fusarium wilt disease and phytoparasitic nematodes, physiological studies on boll rot of cotton, ecology of dwarf bamboo of Central Himalaya, plant growth response to air pollution stress, paradox of biological invasion terrestrial ecosystem, effect of heavy metals in plants, tropical rain forest of Nagaland,, conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants with their export potential, role of ethnobotany in conservation and genetic improvement of crop plants. ..more


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Aquaculture
S. Venugopal
Inter-disciplinary research is presented on aquaculture that will contribute to a broadening audience interested in the growth and profitability of this dynamic growth area. Aquaculture is very diverse with a multitude of species that have proved profitability-catfish, shrimp, salmon, crawfish, tilapia, carp and trout. In addition, many spices are beginning to be analysed in terms of both production and marketing feasibility. Thus the economics of aquaculture spans a broad array of industries with differing problems and opportunities. ..more


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Post-Harvest Technology of Flowers and Ornamental Plants
S. K. Bhattacharjee
It is a comprehensive and up-to-date document on senescence, post-harvest physiology and technology of cut flowers and cut foliages, post-production management technology and physiology of potted ornamentals, post-harvest technology of loose flowers, plant species and varieties for export and their post-harvest quality of requirements, treatments employed for improving the longevity and quality of flowers, role of different groups of chemical in delaying then senescence of cut flowers, flower ornaments and arrangement, storage, grading, packaging, transport and marketing. There are fascinating chapters on factors affecting the post-harvest life and quality of cut flowers, post-harvest problems of cut flowers and foliage and their remedies. Interesting and elaborate chapters are also provided in this book on estimation of biochemical constituents, extraction of pigments, dyes and essential oils from ornamental plants. ..more


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Handbook of Aromatic Plants, 2nd Revised Edi.
S. K. Bhattacharjee
It covers nomenclature, description, distribution, cultivation, processing, physical and chemical properties and uses of more than four hundred genera and a large number of species, which would be of special interest to readers. Moreover, several interesting aspects on history, classification, production and export of essential oils, raw materials for perfumers, extraction of natural fragrance and perfumes, safety aspects of fragrance and flavour materials, uses of flavours and fragrances and suggestions for improvement of aromatic crop industry are discussed in this book. This will be an useful and handy reference book for aromatic plant collectors, perfumers, amateur and professional gardeners, food flavour and perfume industries, farmers, processing personnel, entrepreneurs, extension workers, exporters, student, teachers and scientists. ..more


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Blue Green Algae
S .P. Adhikary
Being one of the earliest living forms originated on this planet, blue green algae (cyanophytes/cyanobacteria) have successfully lived through a variety of environmental abiotic stresses, such as extreme heat of the primitive earth, anaerobiosis prevalent at the time of their origin to subsequent oxygeny for which they have been responsible. Over the years they have adapted themselves to several man-made stresses like various types of industrial effluents of different chemical make-up, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, heavy metals, etc. For these reasons they are considered as an appropriate model system for studies of stress and adaptive responses. The book contains information on ecophysiological responses of blue green algae in habitats polluted by different types of industrial effluents, e.g. the untreated effluent released from a molasses distillery, sponge-iron industry and a fertilizer factory. Interaction of nitrogen fixing blue green algae in rice fields to different commercial pesticides has also been described. The blue green algal forms colonizing the exposed surface of archaeologically important temples and monuments of various regions of India is given. Survival strategies of blue green algal species on the exposed rock surfaces as well as in the crust on dried soils of rice fields under temperature and desiccation stress has been presented. Ecophysiology of thermal blue green algae has also been described. It would serve as a reference book for researchers in universities and research institutions working on adaptation of plants and microorganisms to environmental stresses and also for Botany, Microbiology and Environmental Science students at M.Sc. level. ..more


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Plant Taxonomy
N.C. Mukhopadhyay
Plant taxonomy is the science that deals with the identification, nomenclature and classification of plants. The term ‘plant systematics’ is often used synonymously with plant taxonomy but sometimes has the connotation of mainly using recently developed techniques such as chromosomal studies, electron microscopy or molecular biology to answer questions about plant relationships. We use the plant taxonomy developed by Linneaus who improved on the systems of his predecessors. Plant taxonomy remains an important and relevant aspect of modern botany. A disproportionate emphasis on the practice of plant taxonomy has to some extent caused the science to be seen solely as the activity of plant identification. This book attempts to redress the balance by providing an introduction to the taxonomic theory upon which the identification procedure is based. The contents include: ¨ Problem of Plant Classification ¨ Classification and Nomenclature of Plants ¨ Keys and Descriptions in Plants ¨ Adaptations and Life-Forms for Plants ¨ Types and Areas of Natural Distributions in Plants ¨ Evolutionary Development in Plants ¨ Field Observations of Plants ¨ Habitats, Successions and Climaxes for Plants ¨ The Geographical Scale of Speciation ¨ Herbarium as a Record of Plants ¨ Materials and Methods of Research for the Use of Herbarium ¨ Popular and Scientific Names in Plants ¨ Bibliography and Index This book will be useful to students and teachers of Botany and Plant Science. ..more


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Advances in Ornamental Horticulture
S. K. Bhattacharjee
This set of six volumes is the first of its kind in ornamental horticulture covering multi- farious aspects. The contents were carefully chosen with much thought keeping in mind the frequent and rapid changes, which are occurring in this field. To stimulate the development of an enquiring mind, this book will be indispensable. The important and interesting subjects dealt with in this publication are on flowering shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbous ornamentals, aquatic plants, beautiful foliages, seasonal flowers, seed production, micropropagation, landscaping, protected cultivation under cover, post-harvest technology, bio- technology, crop protection, marketing and trade, organisational support, genetic conservation, biofertilisers, mineral nutrition, growth regulating chemicals, lesser-known potential new crops, pollen morphology, career prospects in floriculture and patenting of new varieties. Under each subject several topics are covered with up-to-date and comprehensive review. A large number of ornamental crops are dealt with in this publication with recent references. It will be very useful to scientists, teachers, researchers, students, floriculturists, commercial flower growers, landscape designers, perfumers, traders, industrialists, new entrepreneurs, technocrats and planners. CONTENTS Volume 1 : FLOWERING SHRUBS AND SEASONAL ORNAMENTALS 1. Development and Research on Ornamental Horticulture ; 2. Rose Breeding; 3. Greenhouse Cultivation of Rose; 4. Agrotechnology in Field Grown Roses; 5. Jasmine; 6. Crossandra 7. Barleria; 8. Hibiscus; 9. Bougainvillea; 10. Poinsettia; 11. Azalea Rhododendron); 12. Camellia; 13. Hydrangea; 14. Cassia ; 15. Callistemon; 16. Adenium; 17. Acalypha; 18. Allamanda; 19. Antirrhinum; 20. China ster; 21. Marigold; 22. Zinnia; 23. Gaillardia; 24. Gypsophila; 25. Sweet Sultan; 26. Corn Flower; 27. Helichrysum; 28. Gomphrena; 29. Statice; Index Volume 2 : HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS AND SHADE LOVING FOLIAGE PLANTS 1. Orchids; 2. Carnation; 3. Chrysanthemum; 4. Anthurium; 5. Gerbera; 6. Heliconia; 7. Bird of Paradise; 8. Solidago; 9. Primula; 10. Pelargonium; 11. Ornamental Plants with Attractive Foliages; Index Volume 3 : BULBOUS ORNAMENTALS AND AQUATIC PLANTS 1. Tulip; 2. Lilium; 3. Gladiolus; 4. Tuberose; 5. Alstroemeria; 6. Cyclamen; 7. Tuberous Begonias; 8. Dahlia; 9. Hemerocallis; 10. Hymenocallis; 11. Gloriosa; 12. Crinum; 13. Caladium; 14. Zantedeschia; 15. Canna; 16. Other Potential Bulbous Ornamentals of Commercial Importance; 17. Physiology of Ornamental Bulbous Crops; 18. Nelumbo; 19. Nymphaea; 20. Floriculturally Curious Under-Investigated Aquatic Plants; Index Volume 4 : ORNAMENTAL CROP PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY 1. Seed Production in Ornamental Crops; 2. F1 Hybrid Seed Production in Ornamental Crops; 3. Micropropagation of Ornamental Crops; 4. Micropropagation of Orchids; 5. Greenhouses and Glasshouses for Ornamental Crops Under Different Climatic Conditions; 6. Greenhouse Design; 7. Greenhouse Cladding Material, Shade Nets and Ventilation; 8. Economics of Polyhouse Cultivation of Cut Rose for Export; 9. Insect Pests of Ornamental Plants and their Management; 10. Diseases of Ornamental Plants and Their Management; 11. Nematode Diseases of Ornamentals and their Management; 12. Weed Management in Ornamental Crops; 13. Phytosanitary Requirements for Import/Export of Floriculture Products/Planting Material; Index Volume 5 : AMENITY HORTICULTURE, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY 1. Bio-Aesthetic Planning; 2. Landscape Gardening; 3. Biodiversity Parks; 4. Ornamental Trees in the Landscape Enrich Quality of Life; 5. Computerised Database Preparation of Ornamental Plants and Their Use in Landscaping; 6. DNA Fingerprinting in Ornamental Crops; 7. Application of Biotechnology for Improvement of Ornamentals; 8. Physiological and Biochemical Basis of Flower Senescence; 9. Post-Harvest Handling of Cut Flowers and Loose flowers; 10. Post-Harvest Technology of Cut Foliages; 11. Drying of Attractive Plant Parts and Flowers; 12. Extraction Methods for the Production of Essential Oils from Flowers; 13. Aromatic Plants in Garden for Extraction of Essential Oils; 14. Dye-Yielding Plants-Extraction and Application; Index Volume 6 : VISTAS IN FLORICULTURE 1. Floriculture Worldwide Trade; 2. Production and Marketing Research on Traditional Flowers; 3. Marketing of Cut Flowers and Potted Plants in India; 4. Domestic Trade in Flowers and Potted Plants; 5. Flower Auctions in India and Abroad; 6. Role of National Horticulture Board in the Development of Indian Floriculture; 7. Role of APEDA in the Development of Indian Floriculture; 8. Role of NABARD in the Development of Indian Floriculture; 9. Role of Agri-Horticultural Society of India in the Development of Indian Floriculture; 10. Role of Botanic Gardens in the Development of Floriculture; 11. Genetic Conservation in Ornamental Plants; 12. Biofertilisers in Ornamental Crops; 13. Mineral Nutrition in Ornamental Crops; 14. Growth Regulating Chemicals in Ornamental Plants; 15. Lesser Known Potential New Crops for Floriculture Industry; 16. Pollen Morphotypes in Ornamental Plants; 17. Extension Strategy for Promoting Floriculture in India; 18. Career Prospects in Floriculture and Landscapingin India and Abroad; 19. Patenting of New Ornamental Varieties; Index ..more


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Canal Irrigation : Fighting the Battle Against Hunger
M. L. Sureka
Irrigation is an essential component of progressive agriculture. In fact, development of irrigation has become synonymous with agricultural development and rural prosperity. It is precisely for this reason that the Government of India and the National Planning Commission under the stewardship of the first prime minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru, paid greater emphasis on irrigation and hydel power projects for about a decade after independence. One such gigantic venture was the Rajasthan Canal, subsequently renamed as Indira Gandhi Nahar, to harness the waters of the Ravi and Beas rivers to quench the thirst of the desert lands of Western Rajasthan. Viewed in the context of the inhospitable conditions, inclement weather, vagaries of the monsoon, inadequate precipitation, virtually non-existent vegetarian and sparse population in the region, this national project has proved to be the most significant development for the State of Rajasthan as also for the country. Canal Irrigation presents an account of this national project right from its inception to its completion. It provides an inside view of the highly interesting and exhilarating story of the project. As a sequel to the advent of the RCP, the author has given the historical background of the mighty river Saraswati vanishing into the desert, the scanty rainfall and recurrence of famine in the area and the necessity of irrigation development to eliminate famine and hunger. The socio-economic conditions of the area prior to the advent of the RCP and after the implementation of the project have also been described. It is thus a highly engrossing study of the great transformation of the parched lands of the desert into lush green fields and from sparsely populated desolate areas to prosperous villages, towns and mandis humming with agriculture, economic and social activity. The author has also delved deep into the background and the course of the Indus Basin Water Dispute and the Indus Water Treaty, World Bank intervention and the various discussions and agreements. This has become highly relevant in the present context of the differences between the States of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan over the sharing of waters. This book will certainly prove to be valuable reading for those concerned with irrigation, colonisation planning and general administration as also to the general reader and researcher. ..more


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Plant Growth and Development
C.K. Naidu
The first phase of growth and development is germination of the seed and establishment of the seedling. The seed is the vehicle by which genetic information passes from parent to progeny. It is also an organ of multiplication, dispersal and survival during favourable periods. A detailed account of this process is given in the chapter on ‘Seed and Seedling’. The chapter on ‘Vegetative Plant’ describes the growth and development of the root and shoot system. Roots account for a larger proportion of the plant’s dry weight than is commonly realised. Just as the root grows by meristematic activity at its tip so does the shoot but in a rather different way. Flowering, fruiting and seeding are the means by which angiosperm plants carry out sexual reproduction. This is described in detail in Chapter 3. Environmental effects and internal programming of development are described in Chapter 4. Detailed account of natural plant hormones—the growth regulators—and importance of interactions between different types of hormones in stem elongation, apical dominance, root initiation, senescence and abscission and dormancy are given. Progress in plant agricultural depends to a great extent on an ability to select the husbandry measures and inherited plant characters which give the best crops. This is described in the last chapter ‘Plant, Variation, Inheritance and Breeding’. This book is meant for students, teachers and researchers of botany, agriculture and biotechnology who desire to understand the subject thoroughly. ..more


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Tree Improvement and Biotechnology
P. ShanmughavelRev. Fr. S. Ignacimuthus.j.
Forests are huge, natural, renewable resources of several useful products. They normally occupy a vast area, which simply can not be protected efficiently. Therefore, they are virtually regarded as open treasures of nature. The wise management of forests using biotechnological approaches is essential for the growth and prosperity of developing countries. Recent advances in biotechnology in forestry and tree improvement research and applications have enabled improvement of forest trees and its physiological functioning with varying success. This book, Tree Improvement and Biotechnology, is a unique, comprehensive one and provides up-to-date information relating to recent areas of research in forestry and tree improvement. This book contains 25 chapters covering various aspects of application of Biotechnology in Forest Management, Propagation Techniques in Woody Plants, Domestication of Trees and Agroforestry Systems, Arbuscular Mycorrhiza, Biomass of Tropical Forests and Plantations, Phylogenetic Relationships, Nutrient Cycling, Seed Technology, Agroforestry, etc. These chapters will provide useful information and encouragement to forestry researchers, biotechnologists, forest policy makers, planners and forestry field workers. ..more


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Medicinal Plants : Applied Biology of Domestication and Export
K. Singh
The over-exploitation of wild plants fromnatural resources (forests) has led to an alarming situation in which many medicinal plants are onthe verge of extinction. Therefore,there is growing demand for scientific knowledge to bring more and more wild medicinal plants under the cultivation web. For achieving such objectives the need for scientific data on basic, application-oriented basic and applied aspect of (wild) medicinal plants for their domestication and cultivation has been experienced by people in all walks of life. This is due to the relevance of such information for plant biodiversity, conservation, sustainable development and environmental protection. Hence,recent and updated information on various aspects of applied plant and seed biology under different abiotic stresses have been included in this book. The book embodies comprehensive scientific knowledge of global distribution, phenology, morphology,germination behaviour under normal and abiotic stresses, seedling growth, crop establishment, dormancy, vegetative growth,reproductive biology, agronomic reactions to soil types, economic, pharmaceutical and the yields under different ecological niches and marketingscenario and export of medicinal plants. This book will, therefore, certainly serve students, teachers, scientists and exporters belonging to several disciplines including Botany, Agricultural Botany, Medical Botany, Environmental Sciences, Plant Physiology, Seed Sciences and Technology, Horticulture, Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences in general. ..more


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Production and Developmental Plant Physiology
K. K. BoraKaran SinghArvind Kumar
In spite of the tremendous progress made in food production at the global level, there is no reason to be complacent since the yields have plateaued. There are alarming pressures on natural resources such as soil, water, plants and animals. In some cases, these resources, otherwise gifts of nature, are being degraded to the extent of 'worry'. Further, there are wide gaps between the economic yield obtained at research farms and in the farmers' fields, both in developed and developing countries. To combat such problems, a realistic inter-disciplinary approach is a 'must'. The academic/research information contained in this book covers a wide range of aspects of applied and basic principles of the role of plant and crop physiology in solving the problems of agriculture and agriculture-based industries. It also highlights the expectations of environmentalists, horticulturists, foresters and industrialists from plant physiologists. The book will certainly be found useful by scientists, scholars, teachers, planners and administrators interested in disciplines like Botany, Agricultural Botany, Plant Breeding, Plant and Crop Physiology, Horticulture, Forestry and related industries. ..more


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Handbook of Wild Edible Plants
S. K. Sood
This invaluable treatise, the most comprehensive publication in the field so far unfolds wealth of information on the wild edible diversity comprising of 323 plant species belonging to 213 genera and 99 diverse families from the region of North-West Himalaya. The textural matter illustrated with beautiful colour photographs, 20 figures, 41 tables and 2 appendices, enhance the value of the book significantly. The information contained would be an invaluable asset for Students, Researchers, Teachers and Scientists in Traditional and Agricultural Universities, Plant Breeding, Economic Botany and Crop Improvement and Plant Genetic Resources Research Institutions, Mountain & Jungle Lovers, Hikers, Trekkers, Plant Explorers, Holiday Makers, Army Soldiers, ITBP, Border Security Forces and Commandos operating in inaccessible areas and laymen alike. It is, therefore hoped that this vital reference will be the definitive guide for our food security and alleviation of poverty and malnutrition. No institutional library should be without it. ..more


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Techniques in Forestry
P. Shanmughavel
FORESTS are invaluable in our daily lives, crucial to our nation's economy and integral to the long-term health of the environment. This book provides research guidelines in the field of forest and plantation productivity, nutrient cycling, chemical analyses of wood, evaluation of agro-forestry results, nursery, seed technology, fertiliser and eco-technology, etc. It will serve as a good reference for graduate students in forestry, research scholars and foresters. ..more


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Parvardhan Ka Adhunik Padap Vigyan
Karan SinghBajrang Lal Kakraliya
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Bijo Ka Adhunik Jiv Vigyan Anuprayogic Avem Molik
Karan SinghBajrang Lal Kakraliya
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Plant Protection : A Biocontrol Approach
Pravin Chandra Trivedi
The book, Plant Protection-A Biocontrol Approach, provides a comprehensive and critical review of the work done on the management of various pests having special emphasis on the biocontrol management practices. Chapters covering information on bioactivity of plants against pests, diseases of onion, wheat, groundnut, pulses and sorghum and their management, use of bioagents against pests, fungi as herbicides and biocontrol of post-harvest diseases have been included to project their importance in the present scenario. Chapters cover information on antimicrobial properties of spices, plant parasitic nematodes of pulses and bacteria in the management of plant parasitic nematodes. Aspects covering application of AM fungi in sustainable agriculture and polyamine synthesis inhibitors in the management of fungi have been specially included to project their use in the twentyfirst century. Comprehensive account of basic studies of fungi, namely, taximetrics and its application to fungal taxa, concepts and patterns of conidium and conidiogenous cell development in Deuteromycetes and powdery mildews fungi throw light on the subject. ..more


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The Complete Herbal and English Physician Enlarged
B. Culpeper
In this unique and rare work, the author explains the influence of Stars upon Herbs and the Body of Man and how one part of the Creation is subservient to another and all for the use of Man. For every herb, the learned author has given complete description,place, time and the influence of stars on it as well as its virtues and usage. In the chapter on Judgement of Diseases, the author has provided guidelines to find what planet causes disease and what planet cures it by sympathy and Antisympathy. The disease may be opposed by Herbs of the planet, opposite to the planet that cause them. For easy reference,the herbs have been described alphabetically. Directions have also been given for making syrups and conserves, oils and ointments, plasters and poultices and troches and pills. Not being content with herbs,the author painstakingly describes the virtues of living creatures, parts of living creatures and excrements, creatures belonging to sea and the metals, minerals and stones. In the end, the author has provided a key to Gallen's method of physic by explaining the temperature, appropriation and properties of medicines. ..more


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Treatise on Injurious and Beneficial Insects to Crops
A. S. Packard
This introduction to the study of insects aims at teaching the beginner the elements of Entomology and serving as a Guide to treatises and accounts on the subject suitable for advanced students. In order to make it of value to farmers and gardeners, and that itmay be used as a text book in the Agricultural Colleges, concise accounts have been given of insects injurious or beneficial to vegetation, or those in any way affecting human interests. In the preparation of this Guide, the author has used the knowledge and reservoir of facts contained in almost all authoritative books on the subject available atthe time of its publication in 1870. For a book like the present one, illustrations and figures are very important and this volume contains eleven plates and 650 wood cuts that explain the details of the insects described vividly and scientifically. Any student of Entomology can use this treatise for the understanding of the groups of insects relevant to his or her study. ..more


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Plant Physiology for Sustainable Agriculture
G. C. SrivastavaKaran SinghMadan Pal
THIS book is a compilation of appropriately edited and refered articles contributed by scientists working on different aspects of plant physiology relevant to enhancing sustainable crop production.These scientific articles cover a wide range of aspects of crop and plant physiology including growth and developmental aspects, mineral nutrition, P G Rs, abiotic stresses, post-harvest physiology and tree physiology. The global climatic changes and their effects on agricultural production and tissue culture have also been incorporated. PLANT Physiology is now reckoned as an essential ingredient for improving crop productivity. Since the sixties, Indian plant physiologists have contributed significantly to the understanding of the basic parameters of crop productivity under Indian conditions.Wheat, rice, rapeseed, pulses are some of the crops which received special attention. THE topics covered in this book highlight the general and overview on some of the very important aspects of physiological research by reputed scientists of the country. The articles will be useful to agronomists, plant breeders, horticulturists, biotechnologists,botanists, etc., in furthering the improvement of crop yield through crop management and/or conventional and modern molecular breeding practices. ..more


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Glimpses in Plant Sciences and Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
The book contains 20 articles on the varied aspects of Plant Sciences. Articles on the application of biotechnology includes gene cloning vectors, edible vaccines, AM fungal biotechnology, in vitro production of alkaloids, micropropagation of ornamental plants and in vitro morphogenetic studies. Topics covering carbon and fatty acid metabolism in oilseed, sensing mechanism in plants, herbicides as growth substances and plant responses under water stress have been included to project their importance. Articles on aeromycological survey, impact of air pollution on lichens, morphology of dwarf shoots and phylogeny of the pentoxyleae, current information about bioinformatics, intellectual rights and management of phytonematodes, etc. have added to the value of the book. ..more


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Wetlands Conservation and Management
B. B. Hosetti
THIS book embodies 17 chapters dealing with the ecobiology of various Ramsar and Non-Ramsar wetlands of India. The status of Ramsar wetlands is presented in chapter one. Chapter two deals with the ecobiology and wildlife status and associated species of Indian mangroves. Ecological diversity of fresh water algae is provided in chapter three. In consecutive chapters information on constructed wetlands like Waste Stabilisation ponds, Amani tanks, Brachionid rotifers, Brackish water ponds,, Freshwater hydrophytes, Artemia culture, Fish nursery ponds, Freshwater ponds and Gudavi wetlands is provided. In this book the concept of wetland ecology is explained in a readable and intelligible way with suitable case studies. ..more


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The Flora of Rajasthan
Niranjan Sharma
The present study projects the floristic and vegetational information about the depth and abundance of floristic diversity of the area. The classification followed in general is that by Bentham and Hooker. However, new generic, specific and family names have been recognised as followed by Hutchinson and other modern taxonomists. A brief description of species, reflecting the diagnostic features, ecology, phenology, local names, distribution and specimen voucher numbers have been provided. Plates showing field photographs of some interesting and typical species of the area have been duly incorporated. Besides, detailed information about phytogeography and biological spectrum have been added. Rare and threatened plants of the area have also been described, along with thorough discussion on the reasons for their endangerment. A good number of interesting plant records uncommon for Rajasthan and not reported by earlier workers have also been described. ..more


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Plant Pest Management
P. C. Trivedi
The book incororpates critical review articles on management of plant pests using biopesticides, cultural practices, soil solarization organic amendments, fungicidal treatment and integrated management approaches. This book covers principles involved in control of plant diseases and points to research avenues that might lead to improved methods for environmentally safe control approach in near future. ..more


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Year Round Production of Orchids
Lakshman Chandra DeD.R. Singh
The orchids have taken a significant position in cut flower industry due to its attractiveness, long shelf life, high productivity, right season of bloom, easy in packing and transportation. Orchid accounts for a large share of global floriculture trade both as cut flowers and as potted plants and is estimated around 10% of international fresh cut flower trade. The Netherlands is the top most orchid exporting country (39.67%) followed by Thailand (28.41%), Taiwan (10%), Singapore (10%) and New Zealand (6%), respectively. Importing countries are mainly Japan (30%), UK (12%), Italy (10%), France (7%) and the USA (6%), respectively. The total orchid cut flower trade of the world mostly consists of 85% Dendrobium species and 15% Phalaenopsis and Cymbidium species and Asia is the main source of orchid to enter the world. In India, some of native genera like Cymbidium, Paphiopedilum, Vanda, Arachnis and Dendrobium are cultivated on a large scale for cut flower production. The Cymbidium is mainly grown in NEH Region, Sikkim, Darjeeling hills, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. Tropical orchids are cultivated in Kerala and some parts of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra. We should prefer those species which flower during winter and spring months to export flowers to temperate regions from December to May. The present book on ‘Year Round Production of Orchids’ containing 16 chapters which covers the wide aspects of orchids starting from classification, botanical description, importance and uses, commercially important species and hybrids for year round production, production of planting materials, selection of species and hybrids for year round flower production, nursery structures, climatic management, planting, Orchids for pot culture/hanging baskets/tree mounting, manuring and fertilization, aftercare, harvest and economics of cultivation, insect pests and diseases and schedule for year round production of orchids. It will be an useful handy reference book for amateur and professional orchid growers, small and big orchid farmers, orchid entrepreneurs, extension workers, exporters and students.  ..more


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Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation
Anuradha SinghP. C. TrivediB.P. Singh
In spite of tremendous development in green revolution technologies during the past 60 years, the small and marginal farmers are still not benefitted mainly because of their low purchasing capacity of good seed materials & inputs. It is necessary to work hard and evolve a suitable agriculture technology, which is not only affordable, sustainable, eco-friendly but also ensure continuous increase in productivity to keep the country’s economy & self sufficiency in years to come. Losses of biodiversity are undoubtedly occurring in many parts of the globe, often at a rapid pace. These losses require counter measures in the form of an increased effects towards conservation by many different means. The present book “Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation” incorporates 13 articles on agriculture, biodiversity and medicinal plants covering holistic information on the subject. One section deals with chapters on : Diversified Agronomic technology for sustainable agriculture is 21st century; Organic farming an important option for production of Bio-energy and climate resilient agriculture in India; Indian seed sector : Quality seed production scenario of field crops and future prospects; Environmental and natural resources stress : Water’s Bliss and cure; Role of sulphdryl bioregulator thiourea in improving crop productivity under environmental stress; Prespective and strategies for horticulture development in Rajasthan; Profile of DDT and HCH in environment : A critical review from India; Agricultural use of waste : A review. Other section cover chapters on : Conservation of Forest Biodiversity in India with special reference to Arid and semiarid region of Rajasthan; Faunal, Floral and Forest diversity of Rajasthan; Medicinal Plants-Concerns and Conservation; Medicinal and aromatic plants for enhanced farm income and employment; Biodiversity of India : An overview. The present book is certain to become the standard reference for the scientists, professionals & students interested in the recent development in agriculture and biodiversity and its conservation. This book is extermely useful for agriculturists, botanists, environmentalists, post graduate students, forest personnel & persons interested on medicinal plants.  ..more


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Production Technology of Fruit and Vegetable Crops
S. Ramesh Kumar
This present book is a complete review of production technology of major fruit & vegetable crops dealt in invariably as a part of various course-curricula of Agri/Horti degree, diploma programmes across different Indian State Agriculture Universities. The book includes 21 chapters covering different fruits and vegetable crops. It deals with aspects of area and production, export, classification, soil and climatic factors, origin and distribution, species, nutritive value, soil, climate, varieties/hybrids/local varieties, propagation, planting, spacing, nutrient, water and weed management, cropping systems, training and pruning, use of plant growth regulators, maturity indices and harvest, yield, physiological disorders, post-harvest handling, pest and diseases, integrated pest and disease management, organic production, seed production, value addition and processing, good agricultural practices and protected cultivation of horitculture crops. The book is a good start especially for the beginner ones in the field of agriculture, horticulture undergraduate and diploma students. ..more


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Plant Stress Physiology
P. C. Trivedi
Plant physiology especially pertinent to stress physiology has made enormous progress at an astonishing speed in the recent few years. Due to pollution, heavy metals stress, temperature variability, climate change, drought, salt ,water logging, anaerobes  have  aroused great public interest in different aspects of stress physiology of plants. In fact there has been blizzard of new information pouring in extending from molecular to morphological aspects. This discipline has direct bearing on agriculture and accordingly attempts are consistently being made to evolve plants which are resistant to various stresses. Increasing attention is being given to molecular biology of compatible solutes as stress Protestants in crop plants. There is considerable scope to exploit such information for increased crop productivity especially  in arid and semi arid regions. All the abiotic stresses have profound impact on ecological and agricultural system. Water stress is the predominant stress among all the abiotic stresses which causes enormous loss in production of crops, more so because water stress is usually accompanied by other stresses like salinity, high temperature and nutrient deficiencies. Conventional breeding approaches yielded limited results so far mainly because of the lack of understanding on the traits that are required for abiotic stress tolerance. Plant breeding aims to ensure that abiotic stresses are managed efficiently by increasing the tolerance mechanism of crops requires the identification of key traits and their incorporation into high yielding varieties using conventional or biotechnological tools. Conventional plant breeding in tropical regions so far only increased the yield of crops grown under several abiotic stresses at about half the rate achieved for crops grown in temperate regions. This book is a must for all science libraries catering to undergraduate and Postgraduate and doctoral students and an excellent reference material for scientist, teachers, students interested in Plant Stress Physiology, Botany and agriculture science.  ..more


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Nanotechnology in Agriculture
B.L. Jana
Nanotechnology is currently a new dynamically developing industry exceeding the impact of the industrial revolution. It is still unexplored in the field of agriculture – the key mainstay of the progress of the socio–economic progress of our country. Pot culture experiments conducted with coated seeds with nano scale (< 100 nm) ZnO powder @ 25 mg Zn/g seed, and @ 50 mg Zn/g seed also revealed that the crop growth with ZnO coated seeds were similar to that observed with soluble Zn treatments applied as ZnSO4, 7H2O (@ 2.5 ppm Zn). Likewise, application of CuO nano particles (< 50 nm) to maize plant increased the growth. The experiments also showed that maize seed soaked with MgO nano particles (< 50 nm & 1000 ppm HgO) enhanced the chlorophyll content and crop growth. However, using nanotechnology in agriculture (specially Nano–fertilizer), we can increase production, application and tremendous impact on crop yield. This should be harvested in a very near future with golden reaps of the crops. The book covers – Nanotechnology, its meaning, history, characteristics, concepts, applications; Implications of Nanotechnology, Health & Environmental Concerns, Regulation & Nano Innovation; Nanotechnology – larger to smaller, Molecular Nanotechnology, Current Research of Nanomaterials, Bottom–up/Top–down/Functional and Biometric Approaches; What Inventions Nanotechnology might yield, Tools & Techniques, Applications & Implications; Impact of Nanotechnology, Potential Benefits, Risks & Effects; Special Impact of Nanotechnology; Impact of Molecular Nanotechnology; Nanotechnology in Agriculture, Food, Recent Developments; Nano–fertilizer, Production, Application, Crop Yield, Nano–Micro nutrients Fertilizers; and Other Aspects of Nano–Agriculture in Precision Farming, Recommendations & Golden Days for Future. Hope, the book will help the students of the SAUs for further research in the farmers’ field, augmenting a golden future supplying foods to the hungry millions.  ..more


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Medicinal Plants and Raw Drugs of Tribals
P. C. Trivedi
Healing with medicinal plants is as old as mankind itself. The use of traditional medicines and medicinal plants in most developing countries as therapeutic agents for the maintenance of good health has been widely observed. Modern pharmacopoeia still contains at least 25% drugs derived from plants and many others, which are synthetic analogus, built on prototype compounds isolated from plants. Interest in medicinal plants as a re-emerging health aid has been fuelled by the rising costs of prescription drugs in the maintenance of personal health and well being and the bioprospecting of new plant-derived drugs. This book “Medicinal Plants and Raw Drugs of Tribals” contains 15 chapters by eminent experts on different aspects of the subject. This book incorporates articles on: Important Medicinal Plants: Their Chemical Constituents and Uses; Medicinal Importance of Bryophytes: A Neglected Group of Plants; Medicinal Properties of Pteridophytes; Wild Edible Plants and their Method of Preparation and Mode of Consumption in Tribal Area of Odisha, India; Medicinal Properties of Elaeocarpus ganitrus (Rudraksh)- An Over view; Nutritional Value, Health Benefits and Medicinal Uses of Pear (Pyrus communis); Herbal Home Made Remedies in Cure of Diabetes in Folk Claims in Central India; Ethnomedicinal Plants in the State of Rajasthan-A Review; Ethnomedicinal Uses of Herbal Plants in Snakebite in Central India; Ethnomedicobotanical Observation on the ‘Chajine’- Moringa oleifera from Upper Brahamputra Valley, Assam; Ethnomedicine for Autoimmune Diseases by the Tribes of Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh; Herbal Folk Medicine used by the Kaibartas of Dibrugarh District, Assam, India; Mikania micrantha (Asteraceae)- A Miraculous Climber having Remarkable Anti Bleeding Activity; Pharmacological Action and Medicinal Uses of Green Chillies (Capsicum frutescens); Cultivation Practices of Geranium sps. Pelargonium graveolens- A Promising Medicinal Crop. This book provide adequate current information on medicinal plants. The book will serve not only as an excellent material but also as a practical guide to teachers, medical practioners, research workers, industrialists, biotechnologists and workers in the field of medicinal plants.  ..more


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Biotechnology in Crop Improvement
P. C. Trivedi
Breathtaking discoveries have been scripted in biotechnology in the past three decades. The global biotechnology industry is exploiting its limitless potential. This rapidly merging cutting edge technology is ushering novel changes in food and nutrition, security, healthcare, and more so in crop improvement. Plant breeding is a continuous process. And with the availability of new technologies, and certain new breeding techniques plant breeding has assumed new dimensions. The emergence of Nanobiotechnology has broadened the spectrum of crop improvement. The present volume is a compilation of 14 chapters written by eminent scientists who work on tissue culture, nanotechnology, application of biotechnology in crop improvement, production of therapeutically important biomolecules, genetic modification of crop plants etc. Detailed information on Plant tissue culture in India- concept to commercialization and researches on Aloe barbadensis: A Miracle plant added value to the book. Each chapter provides updated literature on the topics of both academic and research interest. With their unique and expert views the book makes an interesting reference material for researchers in Biotechnology in Crop Improvement. It is certain to become the standard reference for biotechnologists, molecular biologists, plant breeders, and teachers engaged in teaching advanced biotechnology pertinent to crop improvement.  ..more


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Bio-exploitation for Sustainable Agriculture
P. C. Trivedi
Sustainable agriculture is agriculture that is ecologically sound, economically viable and it conserves the resources such as soil, ground and surface water, minerals, petroleum and biodiversity. It also provides the needs of present generation without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their needs. To sustain the agriculture productivity, it becomes imperative to take care of soil health and environment as such. Sustainable crop production is only possible when the natural resources based on which the production activity depends should not be eroded or harmed in any manner. Organic farming is the wise answer to the aforesaid problems. The present book is a well documented comprehensive review of significant investigation on sustainable agriculture and environment. This book contain chapters covering major titles as : Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria: Their potential for development of sustainable agriculture; Transgenics for sustainable agriculture; Azolla : A wonder fern for sustainable agriculture; Role of mycorriza in sustainable agriculture; Recent trends in Nanocomposites towards sustainable environment; Bioresources: Valuable treasure of renewable and sustainable energy; Isolation, identification and characterization of Agrobacterium species from soil of effluent site of pharmaceutical industry for production of amidase; Market assisted selection: A new paradigm in plant breeding. This book is useful to researchers, agriculturist, farmers, plant breeder and teachers engaged in advanced study in sustainable agriculture.  ..more


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Hydroponics (Soilless Gardening)
B. L. Jana
The book ‘Hydroponics’ (Soilless Gardening) is a subset of hydroculture, and it is a method of growing crop plants (Vegetables, fruits and flowers, etc.) using mineral nutrient solutions in water without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only, or in an inert medium such as perlite, gravel, sand, etc. It is the art and science of growing crops with balanced amounts of plant food in the form of fertilizing nutrients and water, instead of depending on the earth. There are many advantages over ordinary soil methods, i.e. higher yields, quicker growth, lower costs, no digging, weeding or hard work, and much saving of space (land), enabling householders and flat dwellers, people living in congested conditions, or those without enough space, or any fertile land to produce year-round supply of healthy vegetables, fruits & salads, beautiful flowers and decorative plants at little experience and without trouble with low expenses. The book is in ten chapters comprising of the subjects Meaning of Hydroponics, Early History, Advantages, Problems in India, Practical Developments, Advances in Technology; Origin, Techniques : Aeroponics, Static Solution Culture, Continuous-flow Solution Culture, Passive Sub-Irrigation, Ebb and Flow/Flood & Drain Sub-Irrigation, Deep Water Culture, Fogoponics, Systems & Methods, Ecology & Economics of Hydroponics; Substrates : Expanded Clay aggregates, Growstones, Coir, Rice husks, Perlite, Vermilite, Sandoponics/Sand Culture, Gravel, Wood fibre, Rock wool, Sheep wool, Brick shards, Nutrients solutions, Commercial Venture, Advancements; Current Usage, How Plants Grow, Differences from Soil; Simple Growing Units, Water supply, Setting up a Hydroponic Unit; Feeding Plants, Preparing Mixtures, Rate of Application; Sowing & General Care, Light-Air-Temperature-Cleaning, Care during Holidays Keeping Plants Healthy, Growing Flowers for the Home, The Art of Arrangement; Vegetables & Salads for the Kitchen, Recommended Crops, Rapid Growth & High Yields; Floriculture, and Using Methods/Cultures, etc. ..more


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Crop Diseases and their Management Strategies
Pranab DuttaPhatik TamuliHimadri Kaushik
Integrated disease management (IDM) has gaining importance for the development of management strategies which are of ecologically sound and yield sustainable crop practices. In the chemocentric agriculture, people rely heavily on the use of synthetic pesticides, which has aggravated many disease problems. IDM involves use of all the possible management strategies with least cost and less damage to the environmental with the main aim of sustainable production and to maximize the profit. Crop diseases and their Management Strategies, has been prepared by accumulating the chapter from authors having experiences in working with the respective crops. This book addresses the issues of important diseases, etiological factors, epidemiology and integrated management strategies in Tea, Banana, Wheat, Potato, Oilseed Crops, Turmeric, Vegetable Crops, Arecanut Green Gram, Rice, Betelvine and Cereal Crops. This book would be useful for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, teachers and Scientists of the Universities dealing the crops and extension workers engaged in designing and implementation of IDM program for farmers. ..more


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Relevance of Organic Farming
B. L. Jana
Organic Agriculture or Organic Farming is the most widely recognised alternative farming system, which avoids or largely excludes the use of agrochemicals (synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators, etc). It is gaining gradual momentum across the world, and growing awareness of health and environmental issues in agriculture although it was initiated before 10,000 years back in India when the farmers started cultivation depending on natural resources only. It is the production management system which promotes and enhances agro–ecosystem health, including biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. This is accomplished by using agronomic, biological and mechanical methods as opposed to using synthetic materials, to fulfill any specific function within the systems, which rely upon crop rotations, crop residues, animal and other different organic manures, legumes, green manures, vermiculture and vermicomposting, biogas slurry, on–farm and off – farm organic wastes, etc. controlling crop pests organically, maintaining soil health and sustain effort of supplying plant nutrients with profitable crop production. With this vision and mission keeping in mind, the book entitled “Relevance of Organic Farming” deals with Organic Farming including Organic Movement, concept, role, principles, relevance in present context, Status in India; Soils and Soil Environment for Plant Growth in Organic Farming, Humus Formation, Soil Health Card, Problems created by Modern Intensive Agriculture, Issues leading to Sustainable Agriculture; Status of Organic Farming, Global Scenario; Organic Farming in India; Organic Farming–Principle of Sustainability, Green Technology, Technologies for Producing Organic and Biofertilizers from Local Sources, Biological Technologies for Environmentally Safer Pest and Diseases Control, Organic Farming Systems, Crop Residue Management; Bio–Intensive Nutrient Management–Biofertilizers, Earthworms, Blue Green Algae (BGA), other Agronomic & Ecological Benefits, Vermiculture, Other Ecofriendly Farming Systems, Green Manuring, Neem for Organic Farming, Biogas Technology; Post Harvest Handling for Organic Crops, Research Activities on Organic Agriculture etc. ..more


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Crop Diversification for Sustainable Agriculture
N. Karunakaran
The book “Crop Diversification for Sustainable Agriculture” contains an analytical study of the economic and environmental aspects of changing cropping pattern. The focus of the study is on crop diversification, area response and yield response of crops, real and monetary growth of crop output, economic and environmental consequences and sustainability of the agrarian economy. Primary data were collected from the selected farmers. Secondary time series and cross section data were collected from various published data sources. Important analytical tools like Herfindahl index, supply response models, compound growth rate, decomposition model, Divisia-Tornqvist index, etc were used for data analysis. The main challenges to the sustainability of the agricultural production system like land degradation; groundwater depletion; chemical pollution; food security; etc were also examined in the book. Sustainable Agriculture is an important pathway towards Sustainable Development. In recent years the policy makers have given higher priority to it and this book also examined several important aspects related to the sustainability of the agricultural sector. It can be extremely useful to agricultural planners, policy makers, teachers and researchers engaged in the study of problems related to cropping pattern change in the agrarian economy of our country. ..more


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A Text Book of Weed Management (Weeds and their Control Methods)
B. L. Jana
Weed Management, Weeds and their Control Methods are most important for enhanced sustainable agricultural & horticultural production and productivity with Integrated Crop Management & Precision Farming Technologies along with protected natural environment followed by balanced use of agricultural inputs in time. Now–a–days, much stress has been given for eco–friendly plant protection measures, which are the key areas for all–round economic development of our country taking part in the world market. ..more


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Unusual Folk Plants and Drugs of India
S. K. SoodRuchi ChandelSeema SharmaSuresh Kumar
This invaluable compendium is a vital reference source, providing the users with exhaustive details of 616 unusual folk plants and drugs of India belonging to 465 genera under 137 families for prevention and management of stings and bites in mankind and his livestock. Presented in a jargon-free style that makes the reading both interesting and absorbing and coupled with illustration of textural matter with many figures and photographs, this book is the only available reference work on the area. It is hoped that this work will prove a milestone in the advancement of knowledge on the subject and will certainly become a standard reference for many decades to students, researchers and teachers in ethnobotany, economic botany, medicine, pharmacology, biochemistry, biotechnology, plant genetic resources, etc. and laymen alike. The book’s main sections include: Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: General Account, Current Status of Work on Herbal Antidotes, Enumeration; Herbal Antidotes for Stings and Bites; Epilogue, Literature Cited, Plates, Appendices (Total Number of Genera and Species of Herbal Antidotes Under Various Divisions of Plant Kingdom – Appendix I; Total Number of Genera and Species Under Various Families of Herbal Antidotes – Appendix II; Predominant Families of Herbal Antidotes – Appendix III; Predominant Genera of Stings and Bites – Appendix IV; Plant Parts Used for Treating Stings and Bites – Appendix V; Plant Parts Used for Treating Stings – Appendix VI; Plant Parts Used For Treating Bites – Appendix VII; Predominant Dicot Families with Relative Percentage – Appendix VIII; Predominant Monocot Families with Relative Percentage – Appendix IX; Plants Used for Stings – Appendix X; Plants Used for Bites – Appendix XI; Plants Used for Stings and Bites – Appendix XII; English Names – Appendix XIII; Hindi Names - Appendix XIV; Sanskrit Names - Appendix XV; Botanical Names -Appendix XVI). ..more


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Seed Technology and Seed Pathology
Archana SharmaO. P. ChaubeyRam Prakash
The development of scientific seed technology and nursery techniques is essential for the establishment of quality seedlings/saplings, germplasm conservation and to enhance forest productivity. The research on germination of forestry seeds has received increasing attention in recent years, since many tropical countries embarked on a large scale afforestation and reforestation programme. From quality seed collection to germination, seed needs greater attention for raising successful plantation. Seed technological and pathological approaches can contribute greatly to afforestation programmes and to improve forest productivity. Success of any major plantation programme depends, to a large extent, on the quality production of planting stock and, hence, it is necessary to set out standard methods and the techniques of seed technology. There is a tremendous scope for increasing research on quality seed collection, seed pretreatment, seed storage and tree improvement for advancement of seed technology. The development of seed technology of rare, threatened species is of paramount importance for bio-restoration and productivity enhancement of degraded forests. The threatened species have specific ecological niches and amplitude of distribution, and need the research on their eco-silvicultural requirements. The significance of seed technology needs to be appreciated to overcome the problems of climate change and to enhance productivity of tree species in the face of extensive destruction of habitats, species extinction and genetic erosion. The priority areas covered in this present compilation are germplasm conservation, artificial seed production, physiology, pathology and bio-chemistry aspects for production of quality seedlings and enhancing the forest productivity. The book would be of vital use for researchers, foresters, industrialists, academicians and other user groups for improvement of forest productivity.  ..more


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Seed Spices Production, Quality, Export
Sanjeev Agarwal
Spices are internationally considered as important ingredients in the culinary art. They impart flavour to food, making it more acceptable and appetising. Many of the spices are digestive, simulative and carminative. Some of them have medicinal value and find use in the pharmaceutically industry. India grows about 52 species. The important one among them that occupy a sizeable area and enter the national and international trade are black pepper, cardamom, ginger, chilli, clove, coriander, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, ajwain and suwa. The last six are named as seed spices. They are cultivated mainly in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Indian seed spices have an advantage of superior intrinsic quality. However, the indian spice industry is facing challenges on four fronts namely, productivity, equity, quality and value addition. The present book is designed to compile the scattered information from various sources to address the above challenges. Emphasis is given on the status of seed spices in India in general and major growing states of India in particular. Special emphasis has been given to the chemistry, quality aspects, value addition, extraction of spices extract at industrial level, production strategies, export, post-harvest management and the application of biotechnology to enhance the productivity and quality. Even the effect of climate change on the production and productivity of the seed spices is discussed so that planners can take appropriate steps to maintain the production potential. The importance of seed spices in Ayurveda is also covered. It is hope this book will find acceptance with researchers and students, plant scientists, biotechnologists, industrialists and all those interested in seed spices cultivation and export.  ..more


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Production of Seed and Planting Materials of Horticultural Crops
L.C. De
India is endowed with wide range of agro-climatic condition and it has good potential for growing a wide range of horticultural crops such as fruits, vegetables, potato, tropical tuber crops and mushrooms, ornamental crops; medicinal and aromatic plants, spices and plantation crops like coconut, cashew nut, cocoa, etc. The Government identified horticulture crops as a means of diversification for making agriculture more profitable through efficient land use, optimum utilization of natural resources and creating skilled employment for rural masses, especially women folk with the past efforts rewarding.Changes in food habit, increase in per capita income and quality life styles have accelerated the demand for diversified horticultural commodities. The single dominant factor which would contribute to rise in production of horticulture crop is availability of quality planting material of improved cultivars. Hi-tech nurseries mechanization is the need of the hour to facilitate various operations like pulverizing, mixing and sterilizing, growing media in pots or trays, filling seedling trays or pots for transplanting, seed sowing through precision techniques and irrigation through dripplers, micro-sprinklers etc. The present book is planned in 15 interesting chapters vividly highlighting various aspects covering basics of plant propagation, physiology of plant propagation, nursery management, growing media, nursery tools and structures, pollination and fertilization of fruit plants, asexual propagation of vegetable crops, seed viability, certification and storage, production of seeds and planting materials of 22 major fruit crops and 51 minor fruit crops; 24 major vegetable crops, 13 exotic vegetables and 41 underutilized vegetable crops; 19 commercial flowers, 17 annuals, 61 ornamental shrubs, 10 ornamental climbers, 31 herbaceous perennials, bulbous ornamentals, aquatic ornamentals, house plants, ornamental palms and bromeliads, cacti and succulents, lawn grasses; 7 plantation crops; 6 major spices, seed spices and 4 tree spices and 14 medicinal and aromatic plants. It may be humbly claimed that this is the most comprehensive book on production of seed and planting material of horticultural crops and will be useful to teachers, students, scientists, nurserymen, landscape designer, planners, amateurs and professional gardeners and above all farmers. ..more


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New Plant Breeding Techniques
Shabir H. WaniC.P. Malik
The current book titled “New Techniques in Plant Breeding” has 9 chapters divisible in two Sections. The first section focuses on New plant breeding techniques in crop improvement through Reverse Breeding, Marker Assisted Selection, Use of Molecular Markers and through Non-coding RNAs in the regulation of gene expression. Second Section includes four chapters and stresses on contribution of pod wall in seed development, recycling of respired carbon dioxide; Biology, biotechnology and genetic diversity of Fenugreek; Induced resistance for plant disease management and RNAi application in entomology. Each chapter is an authoritative account of the topic discussed, and is compiled by the expert (s) in the field. The present volume is certain to become the standard reference for scientists, professionals and graduate students interested in crop plant development and productivity. The book will be extremely useful for plant breeders, agronomists, biotechnologists, geneticists, cytogenetisists, taxonomists, molecular biologists, and plant physiologists. Post graduate students, B.Sc (honors) students, in these disciplines having adequate background of genetics, molecular biology, and spectrum of other researchers interested in biology and agriculture will also find the book a worthwhile reference text. We sincerely hope that the information embodied in the book will stimulate Plant Breeders to ameliorate upcoming new breeding techniques. ..more


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New Dimension in Extension Education
Rakesh R.KawaleMahendra S.BhairamkarJagdish R.KadamPramod A.Sawant
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Laboratory Manual on Plant Pathology, 2nd Revised Edition
D.K. Jha
This manual has been written primarily to meet the requirements of undergraduate students of B.Sc. (Agriculture) in the fields of Plant Pathology and Botany and also for technicians who need to know the laboratory methods of Plant Pathology. The manual includes practical exercises covering all undergraduate courses in Plant Pathology, namely, Introductory Plant Pathology, Crop Diseases and Management, Mushroom Cultivation, Plant Clinic and Seed Pathology. In view of the new and uniform course curriculum for B.Sc. (Agriculture) being followed in the country, the manual will be of great help to students undergoing this course as well as in Seed Technology. The manual will also serve as a reference book for teachers in the fields mentioned above. Practising professionals in the field will also find this book useful as it contains information on deverse topics of Plant Pathology. ..more


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Integrated Crop Management
B.L. Jana
Enhanced sustainable agricultural production with precision farming technologies along with protected natural environment followed by balanced nutrition, efficient use of water and other inputs, and ecofriendly plant protection are the key areas for all-round development in our country. Now, intensification of agriculture & horticulture is the main strategy to generate additional food and nutrition along with livestock, fishery and other non-agricultural vocations for the year-round farming systems and safe storage. Pest Management is a very powerful strategy in Integrated Crop Management that can contribute enhancement and sustenance of productivity. The book “Integrated Crop Management (ICM)” has been designed to focus on Role and Activities of ICM, Sustainable Agriculture & Farming Systems Research Program (FSRP), ‘Bottom-Up’ technology for Wasteland Development, IPM & Safe Use of Pesticides and Herbicides, Organic Farming, Biotechnology, Soil Health Management, Microbial Interventions, Agri-Inputs Management, Benefits of Precision Farming, Crop Diversification in Agri-Horticulture, Adoption of Crops to Problem Soils, Re-Greening or Ever Greening the Green Revolution, Farm Research and Challenges with Areas of Focus, Vision 2020 : Agriculture & Horticulture, Livestock & Fishery Production and Some Key Points of ICM, the Organic Food Dilemma etc. The subjects have been distributed in nine Chapters of the book. Colour Plates have been given to focus the performance of ICM studies. The book shall be helpful for everyone, fighting for a greener vision and mission of the developing countries like ours, for producing better quality & quantity of crop yield & providing better nutrition & balanced diet for the people.  ..more


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Gums and Resin Yielding Plants
Pratibha Bhatnagar
Gums and resins form an important group of non timber forest products. India is among the five large gum producing countries. Annual trade is in several thousand tonnes, Indonesia, India and China are among the world's biggest producer of gums and resins. The production of gum and resins is also a source of livelihood support to millions of people residing in forests besidees being a major source of employment. People living in semi-arid region depend on collection of gums and resins for cash income and livelihood. The book deals with important issues on conservation of natural gums and resins in their natural landscape and ex situ conservation, sustainable harvesting, processing, storage, value addition and marketing. Most of these gums and resins are collected from forests and are high value produce. India is an important exporter of gum karaya, guar gum, lac and psyllium. A number of other gums like Gum Ghatti, Guggal gum, Salai gum, Oleo resin, Butea gum etc are also collected from forests. This book has a collection of papers on these gums giving scientific insights about production, harvesting, post harvest care and marketing ..more


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Fruit Production Technology
Amar SinghAnand Kumar
Fruit Production Technology documents the exciting developments in the field and makes accessible to the reader a comprehensive and coherent coverage of the basic needs of orchard management with the principles and techniques of plant regeneration, care, preservation of fruit. The principles underlying the advances made in fruit production have been analysed in thirteen chapters before discussing the special problem of each fruit crop separately and fully. The know-how of the problems of fruit production is invaluable to pomologists, extension workers, educated farmers and those interested in fruits in any manner whatsoever. Here is a blending of science and art of fruit growing for better and consistent production with its major achievements stated as simple factors and established principles in plain straightforward manner. Any one who gardens and wants to know more about the control of plants functions will find the book useful. The book discusses the complexities of metabolic control that the plant exercises with changes in external environment, supply of nutrient, shift in hormonal balance or C/N ratio, etc. in behaviour of fruiting plants. The treatment of the problems of fruit production is complete and up-to-date in all respects. It is hoped that the book fulfills the needs of a number of horticultural courses of Universities besides serving as practical pomology manual for all occasions. The Contents include : · The Approach · The Plant · Ecological preferences of fruit crops and environmental control of plant growth · Establishing an orchard · Soil management · Elemental role and needs · Propagation principles and technology · Basic cultural practices · Training and pruning of fruit trees · Stock-scion relationship and incompatability · Growth substances in fruit production · Problems of fruit formation, growth, maturity and ripening · Picking, storage and preservation of fruits · Aonla · Avocado · Banana · Ber · Breadfruit · Chiku · Citrus · Custard Apple · Date-Palm · Fig · Grape · Guava · Jackfruit · Jamun · Karonda · Litchi · Loquat · Mahua · Mango · Mangosteen · Mulberry · Papaya · Passion Fruit · Phalsa · Pineapple · Pomegranate · Apple · Apricot · Cherry · Japanese Persimmon · Peach · Pear · Plum · Strawberry · Almond · Cashew-nut · Hazel-nut · Pecan-nut · Walnut · Glossary · Select References · Appendices · Index ..more


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Forest Botany
P. Shanmughavel
Forest and Botany are very much information dependent fields. Studies on identification, nomenclature, classification and distribution of plants of forests are of paramount importance for research not only in Botany but also in various disciplines of Forestry and conservation. The wealth of biological resources and its availability in forests is serving as a source of knowledge to the life Scientists particularly botanists. In the face of the challenges imposed by the growing size and complexity of the Biological entity a new discipline of Science known as “Forest Botany” had emerged in the recent past. The study on species diversity of our forests and their proper taxonomic identity, their distribution is the main focus of this book. Written to describe Forest Genetics, Introduction Forest Ecology, Hydrological Cycles, Seedling, Major and Minor Forest Products, Forest Protection Silviculture Concept, Plantation Silviculture, Indian Forest, Photosynthesis in Forest, Nutrient Cycling, Sampling for Laboratory Analysis and Sample Preparation Seed Dynamics in Forest, Introduction, Seed Dynamics in Forestry, Seed Quality, Seed Structure, Seed Germination, Tree Growth Increment Measurement of Volume, Introduction, Productivity Studies, Biomass, Comparative Assessment of Methods for Estimating Biomass in Forest Ecosystem, Different Methods & Procedure, Measurement of Trees, Forestry for Social and National Development, Social Forestry, Industrial Forestry, Multiple use Forestry Design, Methods of Studying Nutrient Requirement of Forest Species. Forest Botany is intended for students enrolled in courses in Botany, Forestry as well as for molecular biologists, mathematicians, and computer scientists. ..more


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Flowering Garden Trees
B. Chowdhury
All flowering garden trees are man’s friend in survival, giving him food, fuel, shelter and herbal medicine from the days beyond the dawn of civilization. The need for more and more land for food, dwelling houses, and for food, compounded with the fast growing industrialization coupled with the nuclear adventure, etc. is almost taking a heavy toll of the plant life. We have to abolish the global menance of environment pollution by planting much-needed afforestation, growing as many plants as possible whether ornamental or economical in our home gardens, in parks and public gardens, and in the wastelands, roadsides, river and pond banks alongwith sea shores to restore the environment’s eco-balance to save the mankind in this planet. The authors have prompted to write this book ‘Flowering Garden Trees’ of 456 nos of species of various genus to be grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the country based on great response and the influence of chimatic conditions on growth and flowering well to wide range climatic variations with bright sunshine even in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The book has been written in 9 chapters as skated in the contents viz. Introduction of Graden Plants & Trees, Naming & Identifying the Garden Plants/Trees, Importance of Garden Plants, Role of Garden Plants & Trees on Environment and Pollution Control, Ecological Adaptation of Plants and Trees, Planting & Field Management of Garden Trees, Gardening for Human Resource Development, Ancestors of Trees & Plants in the Ages of Purans, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Description of 456 nos of Garden Trees with some colour plates of the same. Attempts have been made to provide useful and practical information for growing a wide range of tropical flowering garden trees alongwith their morphological characters, growth habit and other techniques. ..more


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Extension Teaching Methods for Farm Women
Pandit B. KhardeSubhash B. Shinde
Based on 2012 data, India is home to the fourth largest agricultural sector in the world. India has an estimated 180 mill. ha. of farmland with 140 mill. ha. of which are planted and continuously cultivated. Women have a greater role in agriculture. In rural India, the percentage of women who depend on agriculture for their livelihood is as high as 84%. Women make up about 33% of cultivators and about 47% of agricultural laborers. Agriculture technologies are abundantly available. But the major challenge is the dissemination of technologies through effective extension teaching methods. Extension is an educational process for bringing about the maximum number of desirable changes among the people and needs some tools or methods commonly known as extension teaching methods. A proper understanding of these methods and their selection is very important. The book emphasizes on all these aspects. The book is written in a simple language which can be understood by all the stakeholders engaged in agriculture sector. The findings are based on research work and it will be useful for selecting a proper combination of extension methods especially for transfer of technology for farm women. These are the methods of extending new knowledge and skills to the farm women by drawing their attention towards them, arousing their interest and finally gain and retention of a new practice. The book has the following contents: Extension Teaching Methods-Importance and their Selection, earlier researches, design and approach, observations, conclusions and recommendations. It deals with the selection of message, extension methods and their preparation, experimental design, statistical tools etc. This book will be of immense utility to the students, researchers, extension personnel, policy makers and all those engaged for betterment of farm women and agriculture as a whole.  ..more


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Diseases of Spices and their Biological Control
Rishikesh Meena
Spices are being used ever since the ancient civilizations of India, Mesopotamia and China. Spices denote all the aromatic or pungent substances of vegetable origin. They are used in original or grounded form for imparting flavour, aroma and pungency to food. Spices constitute an important group of agricultural commodity, which is virtually indispensable in culinary art. They are well known as appetizers or preservatives. Many of these have rich medicinal properties and are used in pharmaceutical industry especially in the preparation of ayurvedic medicines, perfumery, cosmetic products, religious rituals etc. The protection of plant from pathogens include some biological controls (fungal and bacterial antagonists) but mainly the chemical control measures, that is, the use of chemicals for foliar sprays and dusts, seed treatments and control of post harvest diseases of the produce. Biological control involves protection of plants from pathogens by development of antagonistic microorganisms at the infection site before or after infection takes place. The present book “Diseases of Spices and their Biological Control” incorporates the biocontrol of Chilli leaf curl diseas, Coriadrum stem gall disease, Powdry mildew disease of fenugreek, Wilt and blight disease of cumin and Leaf spot disease of turmeric. Biological control methods aim at improving the resistance of the host or at favouring microorganisms, antagonistic to the pathogen.Hence this method can be used to control the disease. Not only virus incidence and severity was reduced but the growth of plants and yields were also increased. The book will be useful to students, researchers, plant pathologistys, botanists and Agriculturists working in the field of pathology and Biological Control.  ..more


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Biofertilizers and Biopesticides
H.C. LakshmanChannabasava A.
The content of this book is designed to provide basic and practical information in the areas of agricultural sciences for sustainable development and ecofriendly practices. The subject matter of this book has been conceived and presented with aim as an introductory source to the sustainable agriculture to bring the awareness about the essential functional microbial life in the soil and emerging trends and approaches in the field of agricultural sciences. The book contains three sections presented in a lucid manner, emphasising the eco-friendly approaches towards sound environment. Overview to first and second sections, and detailed information on importance, cultural and treatment methods of biofertilizers such as mycorrhizae, Azotobacter, Azospirillum, Rhizobium, Blue green algae and biopesticides of bacteria, fungi and viruses are included. This book also includes information on bioherbicides, vegetable oils and botanicals as grain protectants. In addition a list of biofertilizers and biopesticides industries and number of annexure are included under section three which provides basic information and procedures relating to quality control and registration guidelines which are vital to the proper utilization and maintenance of biofertilizers and biopesticides. Biofertilizers and Biopesticides is a comprehensive book useful for students, researchers, scientists, farmers including policy makers following concepts of sustainable agricultural.  ..more


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Biodiversity
Supriyo Chakraborty
This book provides information on various aspects of biodiversity like overview of Indian and global biodiversity, its organization, conservation, sources, reasons for conservation, obstacles in conservation and causes and effects of biodiversity loss. In addition, the book also deals with important topics like means to conserve biodiversity, MAB programme, institutes conserving crop biodiversity, centres of crop diversity, gene pool concept, biodiversity in relation to intellectual property rights and plant breeder's rights, patenting, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), farmers' rights on genetic resources, remote sensing technology in characterizing biodiversity and sustainable management of biodiversity. It also contains useful information on plant biodiversity of North East India. The treatise would be of great interest to a large group of readers--undergraduate and postgraduate students of ecology, biology, genetics and biotechnology, environmentalists, research workers, teachers and candidates appearing at various competitive examinations like NET, ARS and Civil Services Examinations. Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Indian biodiversity - an overview. 3. World biodiversity - an overview. 4. Biodiversity conservation efforts at international level. 5. Biodiversity conservation efforts in India. 6. Levels in biodiversity organization. 7. Sources of genetic diversity. 8. Distribution of biological species. 9. Biodiversity in human welfare. 10. Factors causing biodiversity loss. 11. Rate of biodiversity loss. 12. Biodiversity conservation strategy. 13. Reasons for conserving biodiversity. 14. Obstacles in biodiversity conservation. 15. Issues related to conservation of harmful species. 16. Causes of biodiversity loss. 17. Effects of biodiversity loss. 18. Means to conserve biodiversity. 19. Role of MAB programme in biodiversity conservation. 20. Structure of biosphere reserve. 21. Biosphere reserves vs. National Parks. 22. International institutes involved in biodiversity conservation. 23. Indian institutes conserving crop biodiversity. 24. Law of parallel variation. 25. Centres of crop diversity. 26. Types of centres of diversity. 27. Gene pool. 28. Classification of gene pool. 29. Biodiversity and IPRs. 30. Patenting of biological species. 31. Biodiversity and PBRs (Plant Breeder's Rights). 32. Criteria for deciding protection of a plant variety. 33. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). 34. Farmer's rights on genetic resources. 35. Remote sensing technology for characterizing biodiversity. 36. Plant genetic resources of North East India - an outline. 37. Rate and endangered plants of North East India. 38. Sustainable management of biodiversity. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. ..more


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Traditional Herbal Medicine
P. Thangaraj
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Seeds, Bioregulants and Applied Plant Biotechnology
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The objective to the background of this publication has been to follow an equilibrated and realistically inter-disciplinary approach for enhancing productivity with sustainability. Hence, research papers and review articles have focused on certain vital aspects relating to productivity of crops and plants. Scientific information on practical aspects of osmoconditioning, thermoconditioning and invigoration of seeds for enhancing seed yield and quality have been documented alongwith dry permeation technique. Seed biological, phytohormonological and biotechnological aspects of crops like wheat, pea and other pulses, oilseed crops like groundnut and mustard, fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants, ornamental plants, spices, MPT (multi-purpose trees) like neem are the subjects of some research papers and review articles. Emphasis on micropropagational biotechnology has been given to obtain virus-free seedlings of few plants. Scientists, teachers, scholars, scientific managers, planners and administrators who have their interests in botanical, forestal, environmental, biotechnological, seed physiological, seed pathological, horticultural aspects shall certainly be benefitted by the scientific information contained in this book. ..more


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Extension Services in Rural India
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The role of extension services in rural India has become a pure economic necessity after the launching of the community development programme. Extension services provide sustainable support to the basic activity of developing the rural India. Of late the system like training and visit has given a big push to extension services especially in the field of agriculture. Now some more areas of activities allied to agriculture like dairy, transportation, fisheries, agriculture, etc. have been brought in the field of extension services.This book delineates the broad framework of extension services focussing on almost all the activities being operated to infuse vitality in the countryside for its transformation according to the needs of contemporary India. The volume is a unique contribution to the rural development literature catering to the needs of concerned institutions and researchers who have so far been hampered by dearth of literature in the field. ..more


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The set Advanced Commercial Floriculture in 2 volumes has been organised in such a way that it will be useful to everyone interested in the world of plants, particularly that increasing number of people who are concerned with commercial floriculture of today. This book will make people aware of the potential of ornamental plants from all angles and help in exploring the possibilities to develop new vistas for floriculture-based industries. Almost all commercially important plants cultivated in different parts of the world have found a place in this publication. There are 11 interesting and informative introductory chapters on Floriculture Industry, Soil and Climate, Manures and Fertilisers, Plant Propagation, Nursery Plant Production, Seed Production, Green Houses, Essential Oils of Ornamental Plants, Ornamental Plant Products, Dried Flowers and Post-Harvest Management. Production technology of cut flowers and loose flowers involving 21 most important flower crops are discussed in depth. There are 6 exhaustive chapters on different groups of plants like Annual Crops, Herbaceous Perennials, Flowering Shrubs, House Plants, Aquatic Plants and Bulbous Ornamentals. In this 2nd Revised and Enlarged Edition 8 new chapters on Ornamental Cacti and other Succulents, Bonsai, Flowers and Ornamental Plants for Landscaping, Production of Quality Seeds and Planting Materials in Ornamental Plants, Biotechnological Applications in Ornamental Plants, Value Addition in Flower Crops, Intellectual Property Rights Issues in Ornamental Plants, and Lesser Known Potential New Ornamental Plants are included with 62 new colour plates. The book will be an useful and handy reference book for amateur and professional ornamental plant growers, small and big flower farmers, hi-tech floriculture entrepreneurs, perfumers, landscape designers, extension workers, policy makers, exporters, students, teachers and scientists. ..more


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Advances in Botany
Y. Vimala
The present volume “Advances in Botany” published on the occasion of 90 years of the establishment includes review articles written by eminent Indian botanist. The present volume “Advances in Botany” published on the occasion of 90 years of the establishment includes articles written by eminent Indian Botanist. There are 18 review articles on Mycology, Pathology, Reproductive Biology, Medicinal Plant, Physiology, ecology etc. covering wide varieties of topics. A perusal of various titles comprising this volume shows that they cover articles on: Pollination; Spatio-temporal Variation in Pollinators and their efficiency; current trends in Biological control of nematodes; Phytoplasmas; Bioprospecting of Plant Growth Promoting Soil; microorganisms; Management of Post-harvest diseases; Prevention of Post-harvest fruits by plant products; AM fungi for sustainable agriculture; Bacterial diseases of cluster bean & their management; Management of mycotoxins; Biological Methods of exploration of groundwater & minerals; Nitric Oxide Biochemistry; Micro propagation of medicinal plants; phenolic compounds & stress in plants; chemo preventive applications of Spirulina; Citrus quadrangularis - a pharmaceutical herb; Barringtonia in Human Welfare etc. Book will be very useful to botanist, agricultural scientist, plant pathologist & student of plant sciences. ..more


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Stress and Environmental Plant Physiology
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In the present era of serious threats being experienced by variable biological processes involved in regulating the primary productivity of all kinds of ecosystems, it is imperative to have a deep understanding of the mechanisms underlying plant responses to environmental stress. At the same time, we are bound to give serious thought to the development of methodologies for enhancing primary productivity under such environmental stresses. The present publication is, therefore, designed to cater to the needs of all those who are interested in the above-mentioned ventures. It embodies scientific information of practical utility on crop improvement under drought, salinity, temperature extremes and environmental pollution. Evaluation and conservation of biodiversity of vegetable and fruit crops have also been included. We are confident that this book shall be quite useful for scientists, scholars and teachers belonging to the disciplines of Botany, Agricultural Botany, Forest Sciences, Horticulture, Soil Science, Environmental Sciences, Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology and Seed Science and Technology. ..more

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