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Insects
D. RajagopalA.K. Chakravarthy
In developing and underdeveloped countries in general, knowledge on insects in particular is confined to only few professed people. But in today’s world even common man and youth is needed to identify insects to fully understand and appreciate subtle and complex relationships between Insects, Man and Environment. Virtually there is no book for a non-entomologist be it a student, teacher an entrepreneur, philanthropist or anyone interested in insects as a hobby or pass time. The contents in this book present an Introduction to insects; History of insects; What is an insect? Basic structure of an insect; Life cycle of insects; Anatomy of an insect; Sense organs; Classification of insects; Insect biodiversity and conservation; Insect polymorphism and Mimicry; Collection and preservation of insects so that a novice can study and appreciate insects. This book is prelude to a more systematic and in-depth understanding the incredible world of insects. Since, this book is intended for a beginner it is highly illustrated with figures, line drawings and photos. Authors hope that this book will serve the goals and vision of entomophilies and lead him to the wonderful ways and wonderful world of insects. ..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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Wildlife Management in India, 2nd Enlarged Edition
B.B. Hoseti
This book stresses on the means, methods, possibilities and options to conserve and management wildlife. It contains 36 chapters dealing with various facets of wildlife. It is divided into four sections, namely wildlife management, wetland ecosystems, legal information and miscellaneous topics. It stars with information on the biodiversity profile of India, continues to deal with ecological terminologies, causes and threats to wildlife, present scenario of wildlife management in India, field investigation related to wildlife and management of rangelands. The book focuses on endangered plants and animals, special conservation schemes: Project Tiger, Girl Lion Project, Crocodile Breeding and Management Project, Musk Deer Project, Butterfly culture, Orchids, use of Bacillus thuringenesis in the control of forest pests, the role of zoos, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in the conservation and management of wildlife are also addressed. Section II includes the importance of wetlands for avifauna and other related wildlife. Mangrove wetlands are the fragile ecosystems threatened with extinction due to coastal aquaculture. The mangrove plants and their associated species, their diversity, distribution, conservation and management strategies and Asian Water Fowl Census are detailed in chapters 16 to 19. It also addresses the legal aspects of wildlife management in India. Evolution of wildlife in India, Wildlife Amendment Act 1991, Wildlife Protection Act 1972, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species plants and animals are provided in section III. Section IV includes chapters of diverse interest. The assessment of crop loss due to birds, biological control of insect pests by birds and use of visual scarers to deter depredating birds are explained in chapters 25 to 27. Specific chapters on bird census, conflicts between birds and man, Caecilians, biological diversity of amphibians, elephant conservation are also made available. In the last separate chapters on Biosphere Reserves of India, Mammals of India and Biological Diversity Act, 2002 have been added to increase the value of the book. This text is a rare source of information and provides good reference. Apart from this, it also inspires wildlife managers, foresters, scientists, students and the public to develop interest in wildlife. ..more


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Introductory Biometry: Statistic and Research Methodology
N. Srivastava
The present book is useful for students of master courses of life sciences, medicine, behavioral sciences and research scholar as bio-statistics is a compulsory part of syllabus of all universities at master level according to new UGC curriculum and essential part of preventive and social medicine according to MCI guideline. It is also useful in epidemiological study and analysis of experimental results. The book includes both descriptive and analytical part of bio-statistics and comprises thirteen chapters. One chapter is exclusively confinded to experimental designing for the development of better understanding of experimental works and insight for the derivation of scientific hypothesis among students. A separate chapter also describes non parametric test statistics particularly significant for readers related with study of behavioural sciences and epidemiology. The methods of test statistic and ANOVA are described in lucid manner. The chapters of descriptive statistics are also included in under graduate syllabus of life sciences in most of the universities. The description of topics is supported by graph and illustrations for better understanding of facts. As mostly readers of present book belong to non mathematical background the derivation of formula and equations are describe on the basis of simplest algebraic methods. Each chapter is succeeded by an exercise for practice and evaluation of readers. Contents : · Experimental Designing and Sampling · Tabulation and Graphical Represen-tation · Central Tendency · Measures of Variations · Probability · Probability Distribution · Correlation · Regression · Hypothesis Testing · Test Statistics · Analysis of Variance (Anova) · Chi-Square Test · Non Parametric Statistics ..more


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P. Shukla
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Dairy Pashu Prabandhan
R. KumarS. Singh
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Microbial Diversity
P. ShilpkarD. Shilpkar
Microorganisms are ubiquitous, live in ambient as well as in most extreme environments across the various ecosystems where macroorganisms can not survive. Their total number on earth is estimated to be 4-6 ´ 1030 out of which only 1-5% has either been cultured or its functionality assessed. Our existence on Earth is possible due to microbial activities. They play key role in bio-geochemical mineral cycles, agricultural production, earth’s radiative balance, and biodegradation of toxics and produce a number of products and chemicals of industrial importance. The book starts with evolution of microorganisms and contains detailed information about study of evolutionary chronometers; characteristics of primary domains; peculiar features of extreme environments; microbial diversity of extremophiles and biochemistry and physiology of their adaptation; techniques for study of culturable and unculturable microbial diversity; diversity of oxic and anoxic habitats; eukaryotic diversity; economic value of microbial diversity along with its conservation strategies; and various biotechnological applications of microbial diversity. Each chapter is self-contained and self-explanatory. The book will serve as an advance text and reference book for students, teachers and research workers engaged in diverse fields of microbiology, agricultural microbiology, biochemistry, food microbiology and industrial microbiology. ..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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Microbes : Applications and Effects
P. C. Trivedi
Microorganisms are one of the most important partners in our life. They may be called worst of our enemies but at the same time they are among the best of our friends. They play an important and often critical role in the functioning of ecosystem by interacting with it and maintain a sustainable biosphere. Almost all biological processes in the environment, either directly or indirectly involve microorganisms, even though the potential benefits of regulating, optimizing and exploiting microbial diversity is largely unexplored. This book “Microbes : Applications and Effects” provides a comprehensive and critical review of the work done on different areas of microbiology. The book contains 13 chapters, which include informations on the Facts and Myths of Probiotics; Biotechnology for improved rumen microbial ecosystem and ruminant productivity—some applications; Exploitation of environmental resources for antibiotic production; Fungi as a source of novel bioactive metabolites; Microbial genomics; Hospital waste management and Cyanobacterial biofertilizers. Book also includes articles on Mycorrhiza : the saviour of plants from Phytonematodes; Biological control of sheath blight of rice with Pseudomonas fluorescens; Trypsin inhibitor : Emerging strategy of plant defense against insect and pathogens; Genetics of Aspergillus nidulans; Role of Cereal Cyst nematode management in food security and safety and Chilli leaf curl viral disease. Comprehensive account of microbes in the management of diseases throw light on the importance of microbes in the management of plant pests. This book will be useful to researchers, teachers and students of Microbiology, Botany, Zoology and Agriculture. ..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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Immunology and Microbiology
Preeti Gupta
Immunology has become the one of the most integrative sciences today. There has been rapid growth, both in the field of experimental as well as clinical Immunology. The book deals with various aspects of immune system i.e., the cells and organs of the immune system, antigen-antibody reactions etc. Similarly, Microbiology is emerging as a key biological science. Microorganisms are being used as models in molecular biology research. This research has provided the answers to numerous fundamental questions in genetics, metabolism and cell forms. There is growing recognition of the potential of microorganisms in many applied areas, i.e., in decomposition of pesticides and herbicides, as new therapeutic substances etc. The main aim of this book is to understand and interpret the major current topics in the field of Immunology and Microbiology. Although there is no shortage of books on Immunology and Microbiology, this book stands out through its simple, easy to understand, fully illustrated subject matter. The book is divided into 2 sections. The contents include: Section A : Immunology · Introduction · Types of Immunity · Cells of the Immune System · Organs of the Immune System · Immunoglobulin’s · Antigen · Antigen-Antibody reactions Section B : Microbiology · Scope of Microbiology · Procaryota—Structure and Organization · Genetic material of Bacteria · Reproduction in Bacteria · Microbial Growth and Nutrition · Bacteria of Medical Importance · AIDS and Hepatitis ..more


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Fundamentals of Enzymology
Meenakshi MeenaDeepak Chouhan
Book Fundamental of Enzymology gives an all- round view of the field including enzyme purification and characterization, enzyme structure, enzyme kinetics, the mechanisms and control of enzyme action, enzyme folding, how enzymes act in vivo, enzyme synthesis and degradation, and also clinical and industrial applications of enzymology. The book provides deep knowledge of biosynthesis, structure, mechanisms of catalysis, metabolic regulations, large scale purification procedure, enzyme mimicry and the use of enzyme in industrial process. This book has adopted the SI systems of units and followed, as far as possible, the recommendations of the International Union of Biochemistry regarding the nomenclature of enzyme and substrates. This book has been along with the detailed study of developments in molecular biology and analytical techniques. This book places appropriate emphasis on the knowledge of enzymology, analytical technique and molecular biology. ..more


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Cell Biology
Mousumi Debnath
Life, evolved and gave rise to cell. A living cell is a self assembling, self regulating, self replicating isothermal open system of organic molecules operating on the principle of maximum economy of parts and processes. It also promotes many consecutive linked organic reactions for the transfer of energy and synthesis of its own components by means of organic catalysts it produces itself. In this book, the basic aspects of cell biology is discussed. This book introduces the building blocks of life, the biomolecules, the structural, functional and biochemical aspects of cells in biological organisation. The basic molecular genetics are also elaborately discussed in the book. The various techniques to study cell have been included in this book. The book promises to fulfill all the needs of the young students, teachers and researchers in the field of botany, zoology, biotechnology, biochemistry as well as cell biology. ..more


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Cell and Molecular Biology
Mousumi Debnath
Living organism are complicated and highly organised. The cells are composed of intricate internal structures containing many kinds of complex molecules. The molecular logic of cells and tissues of living organisms is exciting and promises a new discovery route to understand diseases. Rapid advances in biological sciences are poised to dramatically unravel these mysteries of cells and molecular biology. This book includes some of the basic and latest advancements in the study of cell and molecular biology. The book covers the basic and molecular aspects of cell transport, cell cycle, cell death, cell communication, cell signalling events, cell differentiation and cell development. Cell based assays have become the rage once again, and there are a number of avenues for researchers to utilise to get the work done. This book helps to understand the concept of mammalian cell culture, cell line and the maintenance and manipulation of cells in culture. The book promises to fulfill the needs of the students, teachers and researchers in the field of botany, zoology, biotechnology, biochemistry as well as cell and molecular biology. ..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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Nanobiotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Nanobiotechnology is defined as a field that applies the nanoscale principles and techniques to understand and transform biosystems and which uses biological principles and materials to create new devices and systems integrated from the nonoscale. Nanotechnology provides great hopes in various areas like Health Care, Electronics, Information technology, Bioinformatics, Cosmetics, Food additives etc. Nanobiotechnology is clearly a very broad and interdisciplinary area of research and development. This technology is expected to revolutionize the industry and life style of the people during the current decade, just as computer did in the earlier decades. The present book “Nanobiotechnology” incorporates articles on various facets of nanobiotechnolog. This volume contains articles covering latest information on the subject viz. Nanoparticles; Nanotechnology: where small thing is big; Nanobiotechnology: Prospects and challenges; Nanobiotechnology: A burgeoning discipline; Development of protein nanotechnology; Nanotechnology in medical research and Nanotechnology in drug designing. Article on Functional genomics using microarray have added to the value of the book. Each chapter provides extensive and recent information on the selected topic with definite conclusion & future prospects. This book provide adequate background and current information on Nanobiotechnology and its application. It will be very useful for a variety of scholars, biotechnologists, medical doctors, researchers, teachers and students in the field of nanotechnology. ..more


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Medical Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Biotechnology has proved a boon for medical science in several ways. Be it in enhancing immunity against diseases, or in providing genetically improved treatment for ailments, biotechnology has become an inseparable part of the medical world. Medical biotechnology applications include Gene therapy, Development of vaccines, Skin grafting, DNA fingerprinting, Gene profiling, Pharmacogenomics, Pre-natal diagnosis of inherited diseases, Biophrmaceuticals (insulin, somatostatin, interferons), Fertility control and Stem cells and their applications. The present book “Medical Biotechnology” incorporates reviews and research articles on varied aspects of Medical biotechnology. This book contains 14 chapters incorporating recent development in the subject. Detailed information is given on the topics – Stem cells: A gift for life; Cryopreservation of mammalian cells : A boon to Biotechnology; Bioartificial organs of the future; Cancer, phytocompounds and plant tissue culture; Human Genome Sequence: Scope for Genomic analysis using bioinformatics approaches. Other articles includes-Mitochondrial dysfunction in human; Emerging trends in assisted reproductive technology and their outcomes; Non-tuberculous mycobacteria and Recent biotechnological advances in immunoathogenesis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Book cover articles on DNA microarray: Basic technology and application in medical research; Protein sequence analysis and characterization using insilico methods; Gnome analysis for drug designing and Biotechnology & IPR. Article on Biotechnology of Extremophiles: Haloarchae have added value to the book. This book will be useful to researchers, teachers and students of Biotechnology, Medical Science, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology and for the biotechnology industry people at large. ..more


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Biodiversity Utilization & Conservation
A. ArunachalamK. Arunachalam
The rich biological diversity in the hotspot region of the Indian eastern Himalaya has been degraded due to various human activities (e.g. shifting agriculture, commercial logging) and also due to frequent landslides in the hills and floods in the valleys. In this region, most forested lands are owned by indigenous people, but lack authentic policies for land use and landholding. The resource management patterns vary among the tribal groups and have a tremendous bearing on the resource economics. Further, concerns have increased on the linkages between biological diversity and climate change. Therefore, assessment and monitoring biodiversity has been crucial, both in terms of dimensions and scale of the problem. Nevertheless, there has been a growing interest on the adaptive management of ecosystem based or the traditional ecological knowledge of the traditional ecological knowledge of the indigenous people and/or intergrating such knowledge into policy interventions. This synthesis volume is an attempt to consummate the ecological issues of biodiversity utilization and conservation with that of socio-cultural and economic dimensions that would help have a holistic view on natural resources management for biological conservation. In the present book 23 chapters covering broad aspects of biodiversity utilization, traditional land use systems and their conservation have been presented by various experts based on case studies carried out in different parts of the Himalyan region. Traditional bio-resource utilization and their conservation practices among different tribes inhabiting in northeast India have also been documented in this book apart from the status of biological diversity in different habitat conditions ranging from agroforest and cropland to wetlands and protected areas. This book will be of invaluable resource for students, teachers, researchers, development practitioners and conservation workers interested in understanding the linkages between commercialization of biodiversity, livelihoods and natural resources conservation. ..more


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Molecular Cell Biology, 2 Vols.
Mousumi Debnath
Molecular cell biology concentrates on the macromolecules and reactions studied by biochemist, the processes described by cell biologist and the gene control pathways identified by the molecular biologist and geneticist. The term “Cell” implies to a living entity wherein biological processes involve molecules that can form complex biological structures, organelles, membranes, tissues and organs. These structure interact via molecules that re present in the organism due to expression of information residing in the genetic material .The fine structure and function of the cell and its organelles, mechanism of gene function and regulation of gene expression and metabolic network of molecular interaction that keep the cellular machine going are some of the burning issues. This book introduces to the basic concepts of molecular cell biology as well as discusses the exciting advances in the field. This book starts with the building blocks of life, the cells and molecules that constitute the unity of living system. The importance of structural, functional and biochemical aspects of cells in biological organization, the basic molecular genetic mechanism and, how they function are also included in the book. Traditional as well as advanced technology like Chromosome painting using FISH and GISH that helps our understanding of gene control during development and disease states has been discussed in details. Significant advances in understanding phenomenon like transport of nutrients, ions and macromolecules across membranes, function of targeting protein, cytoskeleton cell motility, molecular mechanism of cell cycle, differentiation and cell death, cell signaling and developmental biology are some of the topics of focus. At the end, various characteristics and techniques for cell cultures and cell line development are discussed, The purpose of this book is to answer the questions arising in the minds of the young students, researcher and scientist in the field of cell and molecular biology at the same time summarize the current happenings in this field. ..more


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Parasitic Zoonoses 2ND Edition
Veer Singh Rathore
This book has been written for students of medical, veterinary, basic and allied sciences and others interested in the management of parasitic zoonotic diseases with necessary information on the understanding of the disease, prevention and control. Special emphasis has been laid on recent epidemiology, diagnosis, life cycle, symptoms, prevention and control of zoonotic diseases of parasitic origin. The contents include :- Introduction, Epidemiology of Parasitic Zoonoses, Diagnosis of Parasitic Zoonoses, Prevention and Control of Parasitic Zoonoses, Zoonoses caused by Trematodes, Zoonoses caused by Cestodes, Zoonoses caused by Nematodes, Zoonoses caused by Protozoans, Zoonoses caused by Arthropods ..more


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Toxicology :The Science of Poisons
S. C. Dwivedi
Many existing excellent reference volumes deal with the harmful effects of chemicals and present the subject of toxicology as an indexed compilation of individual agents in which the biologic effects are separately described.This book deals with the subject of toxicology as a basic science and considers the toxicity of individual chemical agents only in regard to their use as example. This volume addresses itself to the identification and assessment of toxic agents in various ecosystems providing a comprehensive and upto date information of the field. Timely and authoritative, this book will provide the specialists with valuable original data and the generalist with an excellent overview of the field. This book devotes chapters on toxicological monitoring, ochratoxicosis, in vitro toxicity bioassay, genotoxic potential, risk and benefits of pesticides use, xenobiotic induced behavioural aspects, pest resistance, speciation and biomagnification of toxic agents, and many other related aspects. It is useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Zoology, Botany, Environment, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Toxicology, Veterinary Science, Health Science, Nursing, Forensic Science and other related fields. ..more


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Biodiversity for Sustainable Development
P. C. Trivedi
Biodiversity is one of the major global resources. It has suffered from diverse natural and man-made catastrophes but continues to provide food, medicinal products and a wide range of other materials which could be guranteed for the future it managed in a sustainable manner. Human influence is by far the greatest threat to diversity. No part of the planet escapes the effects of human activity, which affects diversity either directly or indirectly. The present book “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development” includes 21 chapters on the topics which are contributing towards this goal. Chapters related to Biodiversity includes—Exploration, Utilization conservation and management of non-timber forest resources, Biodiversity : The Impact of Biotechnology, GIS—An advanced tool to study biodiversity, some threaten plant and Animal species of Assam and Meghalaya region, sustainable management of soil fertility in rainfed farming systems, phytoplanktonic diversity, change detection in wetland environment, Turnover rate of forest flover liter and biodiversity aspects of biosphere reserve. Articles covers information on studies on Rhizobium association with Sesbania sps. Fundamental facts about grasses, Fruit crops, a viable alternative to shifting cultivation, ornithophitous adaptations of some plant species, Primary vascular differentiation in fabaceae, Antibacterial properties of herbal tooth powder, Plants used in cosmetics. Some articles viz. Forensic Botany : Applications, aspects and prospects of plant materials in criminal investigations, village scale production and use of leaf concentrate and a comparative study of the functionality of plant proteins and their uses in food system have added value to the book. This book will be highly beneficial to students, teachers and research workers in the field of Botany, Biodiversity conservation and Environmental science." ..more


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Sustainable Development Striking a Balance Between Economy and Ecology
Rajiv K. Sinha
Mankind will perish if the protection of the environment does not become an integral part of all our developmental programs. We need to plan for ‘Sustainable Development’ based on the ethical principle of socio-economic equality and ecological sustainability. Economic development and environmental management (restoration and improvement) programs should go hand in hand. Clearly, the new paradigm of development is not the game of economics alone. All issues- ecological, social, political, cultural and technological have to be merged together in decision making for sustainable development. They are mutually reinforcing. Technology has more important and responsible role to play as it drives development. Making economic development programs less dependent upon the ‘fossil fuels’ and more dependent on ‘renewable energy sources’ & other ‘renewable biological resources (biodiversity)’, ‘less energy and material intensive’, and more ‘equitable in its social and economic impact’ on global level is the need of the hour. The book highlights some of these issues. The book will be useful for post-graduate and graduate students of Environmental Science, Geography, Economics, researchers and teachers." ..more


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Global Biodiversity : Status and Conservation
P. C. Trivedi
Biodiversity refers to the structural and functional variety of life-forms at genetic, population, species, community and ecosystem levels. The loss of the earth's biological diversity is one of the most critical environmental and development issue. Inventorization of plant, animal and microbial diversity and in-situ and ex-situ conservation of natural resources are some of the immediate steps to be taken for conserving the biological diversity on earth. The present book " Global Biodiversity : Status & Conservation " incorporates 18 articles on biodiversity & its conservation covering holistic information on the subject. Chapters on Global Biodiversity; Biodiversity profile of India; Conservation of Biodiversity : An Indian perspective and Agro-biodiversity conservation provides detailed information on the topics. Articles on Threatened alpine flora of Garhwal Himalaya: Woddy vegetation in forest of Kumbhalagarh central hills; Role of major forest types in the coastal environment & necessity for their conservation; Environmental aspects of forest biodiversity conservation and management in mountain region of M.P. provide sufficient information on forest regions of varied climate. Article on vegetational characteristics of grasslands of Kaziranga National Park, Assam and A subsistence support for socio-economic development of locals in Nanda Devi Biosphere reserve gave information on these preserved heritage. Book also covers chapters on Impact of modernization of agriculture on biodiversity in drylands; cucurbitanceae of Bihar ; Diversity & Conservation; Genus-Luffa in India; Seri-biodiversity and its conservation. Articles on Biodiversity conservation in sacred groves and Biodiversity and human environment have added value to the book. Book includes articles on Biotechnology and its impact on biodiversity and its conservation and Biotechnology : A safe technology for biodiversity conservation. This book will definitely serve as an excellent reference material and practical guide for Botanists, Ecologists, Environmentalists, Forest personnels, students and researchers." ..more


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Biodiversity Conservation and Legal Aspects
A. K. KandyaAsha Gupta
Biodiversity is an irreplaceable resource therefore its extinction is always for ever. This is the reason, patenting of biodiversity of any region is being permitted nowadays under Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to curb the genetic piracy as biodiversity originates at the molecular level and DNA, the only living molecule is the first level of biodiversity. It is the index of variety of nature and comprises every form of life, from the tiniest microbes to the mightiest beasts and gigantic trees. It exists at gene, organism and ecosystem levels. In the present book, various dimensions of biodiversity, viz. historical, ethno-medico-botanical, socio-economical, cultural, structural, legal, conservational and gender related etc. have been discussed by various experts of different fields. Status of biological diversity in forests, wetlands, croplands and specialized areas like the floating grasslands of Manipur, National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, agrestal and ruderal sites and other protected areas has been described at length. Thus, the book will be equally useful to specialists , teachers, students, planners , policy makers, administrators and commoners. It gives a good insight of several aspects of biodiversity exemplifying various natural phenomena of NE Indian regions. ..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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Advances in Reproductive Toxicology
S. C. JoshiA. S. Ansari
This book is a compilation of 22 chapters by distinguished scientists in the field of reproductive toxicology and reproductive health and offers a research-oriented approach to reproductive toxicologists. The aim of the book is to put researchers engaged in different areas of research on a common platform so as to be benefited by the current state of knowledge in the field of reproductive toxicology. In order to review the explosion of scientific knowledge and progress made during recent years, the contributions were intended to cover five relevant frontline areas, that is, heavy metals, pesticides and chemical toxicants, environmental factors, plant products, and reproductive health. In the field of heavy metals, the topics on reproductive toxicity, environmental and occupational hazards of mercury, beryllium, chromium, lead, manganese and their complexes, zinc and cadmium have been included. In the field of pesticides and toxicants, carbamate pesticides, various pesticides, bisphenol, dimethoate, chemical agents, etc. have been included. Besides these, in other areas oestrogenic potency of some dietary phytoestrogen, regulation of fertility by plant products, gossypol, male infertility, birth control technologies for female, male infertility, hormonal and biochemical changes of toxicants and radiation responses have been included. ..more


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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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Diagnostic Parasitology
V. S. RathoreY. S. Sengar
DIAGNOSTIC Parasitology occupies a premier position among Biomedical Sciences. Prompt and accurate diagnosis of parasitic infection enables timely treatment and advocation of effective control measures. From a relatively simple faecal sample/blood smear/skin scrapings examination to state-of-the-art molecular biochemical techniques are employed in the diagnosis of parasitosis. The present book would serve as a ready reckoner for diagnosis. The contents are well laid out and include: · Examination of Faeces; · Faecal Culture; · Preparation of Parasites for Examination; · Examination of Blood; · Examination of Urine, Nasal Discharge, Sputum and Lachrymal Fluid; · Diagnostic Methods in Arthropods; · Biopsy; · Necropsy; · Preparation of Tissues for Parasitic Examination; · Micrometry; · Scale Drawing and Camera Lucida; · Immuno-diagnosis; · Molecular Diagnosis; · Other Diagnostic Adjuncts; and · Bibliography and Index ..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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Handbook of Microbiology
A. L. Bhatia
This book has been designed to be as complete as possible incorporating the generally accepted words and phrases of Microbiology. A large number of well-labeled and self-explanatory diagrams are included. History and milestones of Microbiology have been taken note of. Definitions are given with most of the terms used. Synonyms, abbreviations and symbols appear in parenthesis preceding the definition. Abbreviations and contractions have been included except for the most common abbreviations. ..more


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Immunology
B. Singh
Immunology is truly a fascinating discipline that meets the challenge and offers an opportunity to fight and check the spread of several diseases. It got recognition as a science in 1880 when the world witnessed a spate of progress brought about by the work of Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch. This pioneering work established the role of cellular components of the blood in destroying disease-causing organisms. Indeed, even the pathogenesis of autoimmune and other immunogenic diseases depends on humoral antibodies to some extent, while some are caused by cell-mediated reactions. Health care today not only means advances in therapy, but also requires accurate, sensitive, specific, quick and cost effective diagnostic systems. This book has been organised into 22 chapters arranged in logical sequence that will help in comprehending the concepts of this ever-expanding field. The chapters are as follows: · Immune System: An Introduction · Immunological Cells · Lymphatic System · Antibodies: Types, Structure and Functions · Antigen-Antibody Interaction · Cell-mediated Reactions · Immunity Regulation and Development · Immunity Evolution · Immunity Against Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi and Parasites · Complement · Hypersensitivity · Immune System Development and Tolerance · Transplantation and Autoimmunity · Immunology of Cancer · Stimulation of Immune Responses · Agglutination and Precipitation · The Evolution of Diversity · The Role of Different Cells in Antibody Responses · Immunisation and Vaccines · Monoclonal Antibodies · Cytokinins and Cytotoxic Cells · Blood Flow and Inflammation ..more


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Biotechnology -I
Mousumi Debnath
The age of Biotechnology has arrived. Biotechnology is the application of biological systems, organisms’ or derivatives to make or modify products or processes for specific use. This book has been designed as per the UGC approved syllabus for Biotechnology B.Sc., Part I, Paper I. It covers Biochemistry, Statistics, Elementary Computers and Fermentation Technology. The chapters have exhaustive content, illustrations and are well designed to make the subject easy to understand. A large number of examples and theoretical questions have been added. This book will prove useful for students of Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology, pharmacy and allied sciences. ..more


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Genetic Engineering
A. Sharma
Genetic engineering is so new a subject and developing with such speed that it might transform us as a species before we notice what has occurred. Yet we must comprehend this technology if we are to have any hope of guiding it. If we are to ask about the religious significance of genetic engineering, we must first understand what genetic engineering is and what some of its major uses are. Therefore, we will review the development of this technology, noting the wide range of its applications and anticipating future directions in research. The chapters include Origins of Life Genetic Engineering: Definition and Meaning Genetics and the Spiral Staircase Purpose of Genetic Engineering Human Genetic Engineering Test-Tube Babies Artificial Genes Genes and Disease DNA to Protein DNA Texts Circular DNA Knotted DNA Problem of Recombinant DNA World of Genes in Genetic Engineering Genetic Engineering: Hazards and Hopes This book is essential reading for undergraduate students of biotechnology, genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. ..more


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Sustainable Animal Production
R. C. JakhmolaR. K. Jain
Sustainable Animal Production is the result of this long-felt need and comprises chapters on the livestock and feed situation, grazing resources, grassland and pasture management systems in different agro-climatic conditions, intensive fodder production and pasture production from degraded land, problematic soils and watersheds. There are also chapters on forage conservation, improvement of low-grade roughages and utilisation of non-conventional feed resources. In view of theprevailing drought of several continuous years in the country, a chapter on nutrition of animals during drought has been specially included. Besides, there are chapters on anti-nutritional factors in top feeds and gastrointestinal nematodiasis. ..more


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Developments and Trends in Biology
H. Wheeler
The unifying theme ofthe book is evolution, which is, of course, a unifying concept of all biology. The 'Dawn of Life' which discusses the background and essential ideas of Darwinian evolution provides a perspective that will be useful to the students/scholars throughout his study of biology. The rest of the book is designed as a series of movements and trends from past to present,fromsimpler to more complex, fromthe cell considered in isolation to the biosphere. We have tried throughout to illustrate & illuminate the developments of biology with concrete examples, not only in words but in numerous drawings and photographs that accompany the text. With the broad scope and conceptual treatment "Developments and Trends in Biology" will be highly valued by graduate students, post doctoral fellows and biologists. ..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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Water Pollution : Assessment, Modelling and Management
Asha Gupta
Rapid population growth, increasing urbanization, industrialization, commercial and residential developments and intensive agricultural practices have resulted in increase in production of domestic and industrial sewage, agricultural runoff, fertilizers and insecticides leading to the degradation of surface and groundwater quality adversely affecting human health and the natural environment. Once contaminated it becomes necessary to regularly monitor the quality of water and to devise ways and means to protect and manage it for ensuring better livelihoods and sustainable development. Specific contaminants leading to pollution in water include a range of of chemicals, pathogens, and physical changes such as elevated temperature. Problems caused by the increase of pollutant loads discharged into natural water bodies require regulation based on assessment of scientific results that relate pollutant discharge with changes in water quality. Understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of a wide range of issues including the physical processes of mixing and dilution, chemical and biological processes, data acquisition and measurement, involved in water quality modelling help in taking appropriate management decisions. The book covers variety of topics viz., Water pollution : sources effects and control; Adverse performance of hydropower projects due to chemical nature of water; Ecological stress on the diversity of aquatic flora and fauna; Toxicity of ammonium perchlorate waste water fish Tilapia massambica; Toxicity of chlorinated pesticides on vital organs of fish Puntius tiato; Impact of heavy metal contamination of industrial waste water on cultivated vegetables; Distribution of heavy metals in lake sediments; Rate of reparian vegetation in pollution abatement, Water equality analysis of community ponds; Comparative assessment of ground water; Effects of elevated temperatures on phytoplankton population, Environmetric models in the assessment of surface water quality; Investigation on the physico chemical parameters of tropical river; Ground water arsenic contamination; application of mathematical models in aquatic pollution assessment. Chapter on affect of carbon sources on the biomass build-up and degradation of rubber processing industing effluent have added value to the book. Thus the book provides a glimpse of water pollution studies involving assessment of a wide range of data and interdisciplinary processes so as to apply for more efficient methods of water pollution modelling and management.  ..more


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Chandra Prakash Shukl
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Biodiversity : Concepts and Conservation
B. B. HosettiS. Ramkrishna
Biodiversity is the backbone for Agriculture, Aquaculture, Animal Husbandry, Forestry and a host of other applied branches of Biology. Hence, it stands at the very foundation of development, especially in a rapidly changing world. Population growth has not declined to a desired level. Soil quality has already started deteriorating the world over. There is very little unplanted arable land left for further agricultural exploitation. Hence, new varieties of useful plants and new breeds of domesticated animals have to be constantly evolved for increased yield, desired lifetime, disease resistance etc. For example, by 2020, world demand for rice, wheat and maize is projected to increase by ~ 40% and livestock production by more than 60%. Such an effort to increase the quality and quantity of bioresources is possible only if we have adequate information and knowledge about their wild relatives, which form the genetic source for their further improvement through the biotechnological methods. The book Biodiversity : Concepts and Conservaton includes chapters on biodiversity and conservation strategies for various groups of organisms. The basic concept, what is biodiversity and its importance to humans is narrated in chapter one. Basic elements of hydrobiology and Ramsar wetlands are provided in chapter 2. The first Ramsar convention was held in the year 1972 in Ramsar city in Iran. In that convention it was discussed about the conservation of wetlands for the protection of aquatic birds. This aspect was contributed by Prof. Ramakrishna from Bangalore University, Bangalore. Chapter 3 deals with the conservation strategies for the coastal migratory wetland birds of Karwar district, Karnataka. This chapter is contributed by Prof. V.N. Naik and Roshan T. from Post Graduate Centre of Karnatak University, Dharwad. The butterfly and plant diversity of Daroji wildlife sanctuary, which is located in the arid scrub jungles of Ballary district is described in chapter 4. Prof. Muniswamy David and his team from Karnatka University have studied the fish abundance with reference to Indian perspective (chapter 5). Ischthyofauna of freshwater ponds of Shimoga area are studied by Prof. Venkateshwarlu and Prashant Kumar (Chapter 6). Prof. Usha Anandi and Mr. Sharat have jointly reported the abundance of ornamental fishes in the Adda Hole of Western Ghats in chapter 7. Awareness and conservation strategies for snakes of Midwestern Ghats are provided by Dr. Jagadish in the last chapter No. 8. This book with different aspects of biodiversity will help to decipher the knowledge and conservation of biological diversity in India.  ..more


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Dictionary of Research Methods
Janak Singh MeenaSubhash Meena
Effective research methods are the tools by which information is gathered. Without the appropriate design and use of research methods, we are unlikely to gather quality information and as such create a shaky foundation to any review, evaluation or future strategy. For researchers, the group of research methods contained within this handbook are the research terms, and like any methods need to be used in the right way–for the right research. Research methods, if understood and used appropriately can make your research a lot easier. This book, therefore attempts on the one hand to explain and demystify the world of research methods, whilst on the other it seeks to provide a strarting point for their use. In this, we are not suggesting that using research methods is easy, but merely that it can be appreciated and undertaken by practitioners and non-research experts. This book, reflects our wider aim to develop and improve the performance of the researchers in their research works. In this, we hope this handbook goes some way in helping to address some of the persistent issues faced by researchers and contributes to ensuring positive changes in research field. ..more


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Enviromental Issues and Sustainable Development
S. C. Kalwar
THE book incorporates insightful chapters on Environmental Issues and Development; Environmental Management Assessment; Issues and Strategies; Environmental Management and Sustainability; Methods of Environmental Impact Analysis; Environmental Degradation and Resource Utilization; Ecosystem Planning and Management; Environmental Strategies for Combating Drought; Environmental Economics of Open Cast Mining; Environmental Implications of Fisheries Development; Remote Sensing Techniques and GIS for Disasters Management; Shifting Cultivation; Deforestation and Landslides; Application of Sustainable Development Concept : Some Issues; Applications of Geomorphology in Environmental Assessment; Pesticides and Non–Target Animals; Politics and Environment : Formulating Green Policies for Development without Destruction. ..more


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Environmental Conservation Depleting Resources and Sustainable Development
H. S. Sharma.T. I. Khan
This book contains articles contributed by various researchers, scientists and eminent persons. They relate to Population and Environment, Tribal Ecopolitics, Rural Energy Development, Biodiversity Conservation, Mining and Environment, Heavy Metals in Environment, Acid Rain, Environmental Values, Municipal Solid Waste Management, Natural Resources, Tourism and Environment, Environmental Law, etc. This book will be useful for researchers, teachers, post-graduate students of Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Environmental Engineering and Life Sciences. ..more

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