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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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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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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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Medicinal Plants: Chemistry & Properties
S. Nehra
Nature has been a source of medicinal agents for thousands of years and an impressive number of modern drugs have been isolated from natural resources. Export value of Indian Medicinal Plant is increasing year after year and has the potential of multiply ..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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Poisonous Plants: Their Botany, Properties and Uses, in 2 Vols.
S. K. Bhattacharjee
Thousands of plant species are known to be hazardous which can be found everywhere posing a serious risk of illness, injury or death to human and animals; causing serious economic losses. This book entitled “Poisonous Plants—Their Botany, Properties and U ..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
हिंदी ..more


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Masalon ki Kheti
S.C. KalwarP. Chaudhary
हिंदी ..more


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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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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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Jaiv Vividhata
H.K. Khatri
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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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Bio-Resouces Management in India
A.K. KandyaJ.P.N. Pandeya
Biological Resources of a huge variety are available to the mankind since his origin and man has been using them for various purposes and growing them traditionally. He has increased their production many folds due to improved technologies. However, the exploding human population is creating severe crisis of several bio-resources. It is only the wise and planned management of these bio-resources which may lead to their un-interrupted supply. Articles in this book are focused deeply on the management of different bioresources, viz. food crops, forests, fodder, non-timber-forest-produce, medicinal plants, weeds and microbes etc. Some of them were presented in a National Seminar organized at the Government Girls Post Graduate Autonomous College at Sagar during 26-27 March 2011, but others have been written specially for this volume. Most papers are broad-based monographs but some are specific case studies, viz. cultivation and management of Pan (Piper betle) leaves, and Scientific harvesting of Achar (Buchanania lanzan) fruits for sustainable management. Thus, the book becomes very useful for Policy makers, Planners, Administrators, Researchers, Teachers and Students. The list of prominent contributors includes the names of Prof. Kailash Paliwal, Prof. M.D. Kharya, Prof. J.P.N. Pandeya, Dr. Pratibha Bhatnager, Dr. S.A. Faruqui, Dr. H.C. Jain, Dr. N. Kango, Dr. S.M. Kurmvanshi and Prof. A.K. Kandya. ..more


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Tools and Techniques of Biotechnology
M. Debnath
THE discovery of antibiotics and the need to develop “process fermentation” led to striking new developments in fermentation technology and to the coining of the term “Biotechnology”. Biotechnology is the use of microorganisms, cells or cell components to make a product. The field of Biotechnology is growing quickly. Its tools are powerful and its impact is increasingly evident in agriculture, environment, medicine and in daily life. This book deals with the various tools and techniques of Biotechnology. The subject matter is beautifully depicted in 8 units consisting of 28 chapters. Broadly, the various units cover tools and techniques of cell biology, separation of biomolecules and the physical method applied to understand the molecular structure of macromolecules. The other topics include radiochemical techniques, spectroscopic techniques and physical techniques for imaging biological structures, analytical techniques and tools of molecular biology with special emphasis on genetic engineering. Each chapter begins with a chapter outline and an introduction. The entire chapter contains a historical layout of discoveries and development in that field of biotechnology. Each chapter in this book is meticulously designed and well illustrated to make the understanding of the subject easy. This book combines the best of the theoretical aspects as well as some of the practical methodology. The book promises to be a complete book on tools and techniques of Biotechnology for the undergraduate and postgraduate programme, particularly for the students of Biotechnology including Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Botany, Zoology and other allied sciences. ..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 Tissue Culture and Applied Plant Biotechnology
A. KumarS. Roy
Plant biotechnology, especially genetic transformation, represents one of powerful tools for the improvement of various important crops through introduction of foreign genes into the plant genome. The present book aims at bringing out concise account of applications of plant biotechnology and role of plant tissue culture in it. The book has 4 sections. The first section deals with recent developments in use of Agrobacterium mediated gene transfer in some of the recalcitrant plant species like Mulberry, Oil palm, Cork oak and Neem using plant tissue culture. Two candidate genes have the potential to control plant height from the oil palm ESTs database. Some of the recent most successful strategies in cork oak propagation are summarized and factors involved in the control of oak somatic embryogenesis which includes data on cryopreservation, transformation and genetic fidelity strategies are presented. Somaclonal variants can appear among regenerants after in vitro tissue culture and there is special chapter on detecting them using molecular marker techniques to check DNA methylation variation. A review of in vitro flowering provides a model system for studying and conducting in vitro breeding. Cryopreservation techniques to various types of medicinal plant cultures including isolated roots, cultures of undifferentiated cells, embryogenic tissues and shoot tips of in vitro plants are presented in detail. Second section of the book deals with abiotic stress of salinity and biotic stress of plant nematode interaction at molecular level and determine genes involved in it. There is specific section on plant microbe interaction. The genetic framework underlying light and circadian developmental control in perennial fruit species has been devised by in silico analyses of sequence and motif conservation, expression profiling and candidate gene mapping. This book is unique in several respects, most important being the attempt to provide examples of genetic modification of recalcitrant tree species, providing insight in to fundamental as well as applied aspects of plant tissue culture and elaborating on various examples of applied plant biotechnology. The book is aimed towards students teachers and researchers of botany, plant biotechnology, horticulture, agriculture, forestry and engineering institutions and industry. ..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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Eco-Safe Management of Diversified Pest Problems
S. C. BhardwajS. SinghA. Bhatnagar
This is a unique and comprehensive book with critical reviews in the areas of non-chemical pest management, organic management of pest, ICT based networking of pest management etc. The book includes chapters on IPM in Major Oilseed Crops; Management of Insect Pests of Pulse Crops through Eco-friendly Techniques; Non-Chemical Pest Management in Cultivation of Important Flowers in Himalayan Sikkim; Utilization of Entomopathogenic Fungi for the Integrated Management of Insect Pests; Organic Management of Insect Pests in Cotton; Biodiversity in Pupulations of Heterodera avenae in Inida; Insect Pest Management of Major Crops under Aberrant Weather Conditions of Semi-arid Areas; Storage Pests and Some Aspects Related to their Management. Aspects covering Genericaly Modified Crops for Pest Management; Fruit Flies and their Management with Special Reference to Cue Lure Delivery System as Male Annihilitation Technique and Posion Bait Application Technique in Cucurbit Crops; Disinfestations of Horticultural Produce: To Facilitate Export; Global Warming and its Impact on Insect-Pest Complex in Oilseeds Crops; New Trends in Breeding Crops for Insect Resistance; SOME Statistical Techniques for Agricultural Research have been specially included to project their use in 21st century & lastly ICT Based Networking for Effective Implementation of Plant Protection Practices enable us to maintain a systematic record of pest apperance which can be used in the development of prediction models in the future. The book will be useful to researchers, teachers & students of Entomology, Plant Pathology, Botany & Agriculture. ..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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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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Text Book of Microbiology
P. C. TrivediS. PandeyS. Bhadauria
Microbes have a very significant role in the era of biotechnology and hence microbiology has today come forth as one of the most demanding subject in the science streams of U.G. and P.G. Courses. The microorganisms influence the man in several ways. The diversity of their activities varies from causing diseases in human & other animals and plants to the production of various useful products. The present book “Text Book of Microbiology” includes 17 chapters covering the information on basic studies of microorganisms leaving aside their application part. Book provides information of this discipline covering syllabus of U.G. and P.G. of most of the Indian Universities. Detailed information is given on History of Microbiology, Evolution of Microorganisms, Classification, Nomenclature and latest information of Bergey’s manual. Chapters covers information about Bacteria, Viruses, Archaea, Mycoplasma and Phytoplasma. General account of cyanobacteria including their nutrition & reproduction have been given. Book provides detailed information about Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria & eukaryotes (Algae & Fungi). This text book will be highly beneficial to students, teachers and research workers in the field of Microbiology, Biotechnology, Agriculture and plant sciences. ..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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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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Biotechnology: Development and Applications
C. P. Malik
Biotechnology : Developments and Applications offers information on recent advances in Biotechnology, the exciting area of scientific research and technology. The book is divided in three sections: The Current Scenario; Recent Developments & Applications and Biosafety and Regulations written by leading international experts. The volume discusses the most comprehensive and up-to-date key themes on topical topics, most sought after by researchers and students at the graduate as well as postgraduate level viz Molecular Genetic Approach Elucidates Complex Plant Processes; Transgenic Bt Technology; Development of Biotech Crops in India; Quorum Quenching; Molecular Markers; Biotechnology and Banana Improvement; Oral Immunization Using Recombinant Plant Derived Edible Vaccines; Biosafety Issues and Molecular Detection of Genetically Modified Crops and Biotech Law and Policy in India. The three sections take the reader from the basics of the subject through to the latest thinking on biosafety. The strength of this volume is osmosis of most recent information, and extensive literature citation of each chapter. Certain to become the standard reference for biotechnologists, molecular biologists, plant breeders, applied biologists, a must for teachers and students engaged in teaching and research in physiology and plant sciences, the book is the definitive source for those who are keen to remain updated with the recent advances in biotechnology. The book is dedicated to Dr. Norman Borlaug, Father of Green Revolution. ..more


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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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Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal Plants
P. C. Trivedi
The biotechnological tools are important to select, multiply and conserve the critical genotypes of medicinal plants which are in great demands worldover. Tissue culture is useful for multiplying and conserving the species; bioreactors for enhanced production of secondary metabolites and in vitro regeneration for production of high quality plant based medicine. The improved in vitro plant cell culture systems have potential for commercial exploitation of secondary metabolites. The present book “Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal Plants” contain ten articles covering latest information on application of biotechnological tools for conservation and multiplication of medicinal plants and production of high quality plant based medicine. Book covers articles on Role of Biotechnology in medicinal plants; Biotechnology for improvement of medicinal plants; Molecular characterization of medicinal plants; Plant tissue culture : A biotechnological tool for conservation of medicinal plants; Role of biotechnological tools for the production of secondary metabolites; In vitro micropropagation of medicinal plants. Article on Safed Musli provide comprehensive account of different aspects of its utilization and conservation. A chapter on Current advances in plant biotechnology provide current information on the subject. This book also provide excellent glimpses on Biotechnological advances in India. This book will be useful for a variety of scholars—Biotechnologists, Ayurvedic and Medical people, Botanists, Pharmacologists, Phytochemists and Conservationists. ..more


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Vanaushdhi avem Ayurvedic Chikitsa
N.Chaudhary
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Biodiversity Conservation
B.B. HosettiA.K. Chakravarthy
The biodiversity or biological diversity is the variety of life starting from genes to ecosystems and landscapes. The detailed concepts of types of biodiversity are explained in chapter 1. Chapter 2 deals with specific details of genetic diversity. Prof. Nameer, from Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur has contributed a chapter on biodiversity and conservation of mammals (chapter 3). The number of hotspots is being increased year after year which is sad news for wild lifers. A detailed account of two hotspots of India is narrated in chapter 4. Invasive alien species are threat to local biodiversity, a detailed account on invasive alien species of tropical region is given in chapter 5. Genetically modified crops and their diversity are given in chapter 6. Agricultural crops are affected by a variety of pests. The crop protection strategies are explained in chapter 7. In a given forest ecosystem plants and insects interact and co exists. The plant nectaries and associated insects are discussed in chapter 8. Another chapter on Alien species is also incorporated (chapter 9). Studies on parasites and predators are most interesting and complex. This aspect is covered in chapter 10. Termites are the gregarious insects having the ability to devour all the cellulose containing materials. Their diversity and density are described in chapter11. Eriophid mites caused severe loss to coconut plantation in south India during the last one decade. This aspect is discussed by Prof Manjunatha of University of Agricultural Sciences, Shimoga in chapter 12. Flower-bird interactions are explained by Prof Solomon Raju in chapter 14. Chapter 15 deals with fungal biodiversity in soils of mid Western Ghats. ..more


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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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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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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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Environmental Pollution: Causes, Mitigation and Recycling
P. C. Trivedi
World population explosion, nuclear explosion, deforestation, agricultural practices and industrial activities etc. have subsequently lead, through ages, to severe pollution like biopollution, gaseous pollution etc., threatening the very existence of life on this globe. It has also resulted in global warming, green house effect and what not. The present book “Environmental Pollution : Causes, Mitigation and Recycling” incorporates critical articles on various facets of pollution and its possible management strategies. There are 12 chapters covering information on various types of pollution and its management and also reuse of treated wastes. The book includes articles on gaseous pollutants and plants; phenol pollution—causes and mitigation; fate of volatile organic compounds in biological treatment systems; study of coastel water quality through space technology; coastal ecosystem—environmental threats and management; high rate anaerobic wastewater treatment using the UASB bioreactor etc. Other article included are on the effect of papermill effluent on soil and crops; papermill and distillary effluent used as a potential fertilizer after tertiary treatment & utilization of night soil compost in agriculture. Articles on global warming verses climate changes; wastelands in India and their biological reclamation and biotechnological approaches to control pollution have added value to the book. Articles assembled in this volume consist of a unique collection of review papers on the subject and this merits special discussion on the state-of-the art data. ..more


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Economic Microbiology
P. ShilpkarD. Shilpkar
Economic Microbiology encompasses a broad complex area of study. It includes uses of microorganisms to produce a number of economically important food, feed and chemicals. In plain language easy to comprehend by a wide range of scholars and students, but without sacrificing the scientific value, the book starts with fermentative microbial production of bread, pickles, sauerkraut, silage and dairy products. Different pathways of single cell protein and lipids synthesis are discussed. Cultivation and management of mushroom is explained. Production techniques of various flavor compounds are then discussed. Contamination and microbial spoilage of food is also explained along with isolation, identification, pathogenesis, clinical features and association with food of various food born infections and intoxicants. Separate chapters are included on microbial production and recovery of acetic acid, citric acid, glutamic acid, lysine, vitamins, protease, cellulase, lipase, antibiotics, 2,3-butanediol, acetone and butanol, ergot alkaloids, beer, wine, whisky, gin and champagne. The book also includes chapters on biosynthesis and properties of exopolysaccharides; steroid transformations; downstream processes; biosynthesis of bioplastic; nitrogenase; production techniques of mycorrhiza; production and storage of biopesticides; and composting. 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, 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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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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Bioremediation of Wastes & Environmental Laws
P. C. Trivedi
Pollution is the contamination of the physical and biological components of the earth/atmosphere system to such an extent that normal environmental processes are adversely affected. Bioremediation is an option that offers the possibility to destroy or render harmless various contaminants using natural biological activity. Some examples of bioremediation technologies are bioventing, land farming, bioreactor, composting, bioaugmentation, rhizofiltration and biostimulation. The present book “Bioremediation of Wastes and Environmental Laws” incorporates articles on various aspects of pollution with special emphasis on Bioremediation, Phytoremediation and Environmental Laws of India. The book include articles on Pollution—causes, effects and solution; Microbial bioremediation of wastes; Phytoremediation—A novel approach for remediation of hazardous materials; Microbe assisted phytoremediation of fly ash and Bioremediation of waste material. A detailed chapter on Environmental laws of India provide sufficient information on the Consitutional provisions backed by a number of laws—acts, rules and notifications issued by Government of India time to time. This book will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for cleaning the polluted environment using the green technology. Book will be useful to environmentalists, lawyers, teachers and students interested in pollution management. ..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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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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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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Biotechnology: A Text Book
M. Ahmed
Biotechnology concerns the practical application of organisms or their components. Historically biotechnology was an art, involved in the production of wines, beers and cheese. Nowadays it involves a series of advanced technologies spanning biology, chemistry, and process engineering. In recent years innovations involving genetic engineering and cryopreservation have had a major impact on biotechnology. Its applications are diverse, including the production of new drugs, transgenic organisms and biological fuels, gene therapy and clearing up pollution. This book embodies ten chapters, the language of the text is simple and the subject matter is fully illustrated. The book includes the most recent advances in molecular biology with special emphasis on topics like molecular technique, animal biotechnology, cryopreservation, crop production through tissue culture, fermentation technology, single cell protein etc. The other topics cover recent advances in gene biotechnology; enormous potential to genetical engineering and recombinant DNA technology and Bioinformatics. The book will be useful to biotechnologists, biologists, agriculture scientists, researchers and teachers. ..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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Tools of Pharmacogenomics
Mousumi Debnath
Pharmacogenomics is the whole genome application of pharmacogenetics, which examines the single gene interactions with drugs. By doing so, pharma-cogenomics aims to develop rational means to optimise drug therapy, with respect to the patients’ genotype, to ensure maximum efficacy with minimal adverse effects. Pharmacogenomics combines traditional pharmaceutical sciences such as biochemistry with annotated knowledge of genes, proteins, and single nucleotide polymorphisms. This book gives a theoretical application and tools of pharmacogenomics. It is organised into eight chapters and deals with Pharmacogenomics, Human Genome Project, Biosensor Technology, Nano-technology in Medicine, Microarrays, Bioinformatics and IPR and Health Care. In the last chapter we also discuss the trend in the Drug Researches with special emphasis on drug discovery and drug designing. This book promises to give the reader an insight into the future and the latest information in the field of diagnostics and pharmacogenomics. ..more


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Text Book of Environmental Biotechnology
Vinod SoniVinay Sharma
Environmental biotechnology is the application of biotechnology used to study the environment. It is mainly involved in the protection of environment such as the treatment of waste water, solid waste management, bioremediation of recalcitrant compound etc. Presently the world is facing a number of environmental problems like acid rain, depletion of ozone layer, disposal of animal waste etc. These problems can be solved by approach based on technology as well as detailed knowledge of environmental biology. The present book “A Text Book of Environmental Biotechnology” is specially designed in keeping the view of graduate and post graduate students of biosciences of various Indian Universities. The topics covered in the text have been explained in a lucid manner by using simple language, suitable diagrams to make the concepts illustrative. The contents includes: • Introduction to environmental biotechnology • Waste water treatment • Solid waste: Sources and management • Biodegradation • Bioremediation • Biogeochemical cycles • Biological nitrogen fixation • Biopesticides • Biofertilizers • Renewable and non-renewable resources • Bioenergy from wastes • Acid rain • Green house effect • Ozone depletion • Genetically modified organisms (GMO) and environment • Eco-friendly products • Biodiversity and its conservation • Biosensors • Bibliography ..more


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Text Book of Biotechnology
Preeti Gupta
Biotechnology has enormous potential in health care. It promises to provide novel treatments and better therapies for various diseases, the felicitation of drug development through new technologies, assays and models, new diagnostic tools for early detection of diseases. Biotechnology also has the potential to improve the efficiency of agriculture and to allow sustainable development. There is no shortage of books on biotechnology but this book stands out through its simple, easy to understand, fully illustrated subject matter. The book is divided into 15 chapters. The contents include : · Concepts of Genes · Eugenics · Introduction to Biotechnology · Major areas of Biotechnology · Vectors · Basic Concepts of Cell and Tissue Culture · Animal Cell Hybridoma Technology · Somatic Hybridization · Recombinant DNA · Microbes and Genetic Engineering · Cloning · Biotechnology in Medicine · Environment Biotechnology · Food, Drink and Dairy Biotechnology This book will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students of various branches of Zoology, Botany, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Pharma-ceutical Chemistry and Agricultural Sciences. ..more


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Stem Cell Technology
P. C. TrivediMeghna Razdan
Modern biotechnology is making a great contribution to medicine, both in diagnosis of diseases and in the development of pharmaceutical products for disease therapy. Research on stem cells helps to improve our present knowledge about how an organism develops from a single cell and how an organism develops from a single cell and how the healthy cells can replace the damaged cells in adults. Present book “Stem Cell Technology” is intended for anyone who wishes to learn more about the biological properties of stem cells that are the focus of scientific research, and the potential use of stem cells in research and in treating diseases. The chapters includes information about stem cells derived from the embryo and adult. Topics covered in the book includes information viz. How many kinds of stem cells exist and in which tissue to they exist? What are the sources of stem cells in the body? What are the unique prosperities of the stem cells which make them so important to treat diseases? How is it possible to manipulate stem cells to enhance their proliferation so that sufficient tissues for transplants can be produced? What are the benefits of stem cell research? and how is it going to help in treating diseases? What exactly is stem cell banking? What are the potential hazards of stem cell banking? What are the potential hazards of stem cell research? What are the controversies surrounding the stem cell research? What is the current research going in the stem cell technology and what are its future implications? Book provide latest information in the subject. This book will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for the biotechnology students, teachers, research workers and medical professionals. ..more


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Recent Techniques in Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Biotechnology is the integration of natural sciences and engineering in order to achieve the application of organisms as well as parts thereof and molecular analogues for products and services. The application of molecular biology to the analysis and manipulation of plant genomes provides practical approaches to enhancement of the efficiency of agriculture, forestry and food production by improvement of both the quantity and quality of production. This book outlines the current available techniques and their practical applications. The present book “Recent Techniques in Biotechnology” incorporates articles on new techniques in biotechnology fields and their practical applications. This volume contains six articles covering latest information on the subject and techniques. Articles included on the topics : Molecular markers : An effective tool for genome analysis; RNA interference; Stem cell technology : Application in medical science; DNA microarray and DNA chip technology; Protein engineering : Prospects and achievements and Expression proteomics: Tools and techniques. Each chapter provide extensive and recent information on the selected topic with definite conclusion and future prospects. This book provide adequate background and current information on recent biotechnological tools and techniques and its application. It will be very useful for a variety of scholars, biotechnologists, medical doctors, researchers, teachers and students in the field of biotechnology. ..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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Principles of Genetic Engineering
Mousumi Debnath
Genetic Engineering is the deliberate manipulation of an organism’s genetic makeup to achieve a planned and desired result. Genetic engineering techniques provide pure DNA in amounts sufficient for mapping, sequencing, and direct structural analyses. Furthermore, gene structure-function relationships can be studied by reintroducing the cloned gene into a eukaryotic nucleus and assaying for transcriptional and translational activities. The DNA sequences can be altered by mutagenesis before their reintroduction in order to define precise functional regions. It is now possible to produce a wide variety of foreign proteins in E.coli. These range from enzymes useful in molecular biology to a vast range of polypeptides with potential human therapeutic applications. Current applications of the technology include medical investigations of gene structure for the control of genetic disease, particularly through antenatal diagnosis. This technology has been applied to microbes, plants, and animals, and consequently used to modify foods, animal feedstuffs, and food-processing reagents. Seeing to the immense potentiality of this technology, the book “Principles of Genetic Engineering” has been designed for all the students, teachers, researchers and all innovative people interested in this field. The book comprises of 10 chapters. The basic principles of genetic engineering are introduced at the very beginning of the book. The molecular tools and applications are explained with details.The various cloning vectors, gene cloning strategy, nucleic acid extraction methods, purification protocols, amplification(PCR), sequencing methods, gene regulation methods are also discussed with illustrations and lucid explanations. The other topics include site directed mutagenesis, protein engineering, expression systems, protein to protein interaction, transgenic technology and gene therapy. It is evident that the science of genetic engineering and manipulation is ready to shape the society now and in the future. Each chapter starts with a prologue and introduction to the concept and finally ends with a futuristic note. Each topic has been approached as a separate topic and large illustrations in the chapters can help the student to understand better. This book can be a source reference to all innovative people studying and teaching Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and other basic and applied sciences. ..more


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Practical Manual of Biotechnology
S. Mansoor AliSyed Yawer Hussain
Biotechnology is emerging as the key of biological sciences. Microorganisms provides the models used in biotechnology and molecular biology for research. This research at the molecular level have provided and continues to provide, the answers to numerous fundamental questions in genetics, metabolism and cell forms and formations. This book is an introduction to the practical application of Biotechnology. It is one of the few books that give practical laboratory methodology of different streams of biotechnology. The methods are detailed completely in a step-by-step format that allows the laboratory workers to perform any procedure without reference to secondary sources. The broad topics included in this manual are Mixtures and Solutions, Buffer Preparation and pH Measurements, Spectrophotometry, Amino Acids, Protein Assays, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Enzymology, Isolation and Purification of Protein, Molecular Biology and Microbiology. The book will serve as a handy tool for the students of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biochemistry. ..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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Food-Borne Illnesses
H. A. Modi
The aim of this book is to review food-borne hazards and illnesses to protect the people from the victimization by the food-borne pathogens. The first chapter elaborates interactions between microorganisms and foods leading to the development of Food Microbiology. The second chapter describes all the nutrients that we must obtain from food. The basic principles of food-borne diseases are elaborately explained in chapter-3, which also helps the readers in understanding the control of food-borne illnesses. The various features of major bacterial food-borne infections and intoxications are summarized in chapter-4. Various types of mycotoxins are described in chapter-5. Other food-borne hazards—viral infections, animal toxins, parasitic infections, mushroom and chemical poisoning etc. are discussed in chapter-6. The basic principles of microbial control are briefed in chapter-7. The basic principles and practice of cleaning and sanitation involved in food industry are described in chapter-8 and so this chapter is very important for the students of food science and food technology. Similarly, chapter-9 “Microbiological Examination of Food” describes sampling, various test procedures used for detecting food-borne pathogens, food-spoilage organisms etc. The book will prove to be an useful source of information for anyone with an interest in food microbiology especially in food-borne illnesses for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses of Microbiology. It will also be useful to the students of Food Technology, Biotechnology, Medicine, Public Health and Sanitary Courses, Home Science, Hotel and Catering Management and for the people who are working in food-processing industries and Government organizations involved in public health. ..more


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Food Microorganisms
H. A. Modi
The food-processing industry is the oldest and larger user of microorganisms and biotechnological processes. The first chapter elaborates interactions between microorganisms and foods. The second chapter describes all the nutrients that we must obtain from food and significance of human nutrition. Important characteristics of food-associated microorganisms are summarized in third chapter. Various factors influencing microbial growth in foods are discussed in chapter 4. The sources of microorganisms are summarized in chapter 5. Incidence and significance of microorganisms in foods are mentioned in chapter 6. Among the food components, microbial metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids are of major importance for many reasons which are elaborately discussed in chapter 7. The detailed description on “Microbiological examination of food” covered in chapter 8 will be proved very useful to the students of food science and technology The principles of microbial spoilage of foods are discussed in chapter 9. Many hundreds of different types of fermented foods are found worldwide and these are briefly summarized in chapter 10. Health benefits of beneficial bacteria in foods are highlighted in chapter 11. The contents of this book will be useful to the students of Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Home Science, Food and Nutrition, Veterinary Science, Hotel and Catering Management and other food-related courses. The book will serve as an useful first-hand information of food microorganisms for the people who are working in food-processing industries. ..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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Biotechnology : Tissue Culture to Proteomics
P. C. Trivedi
Biotechnology is any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. The modern biotechnology can have a dramatic effect on the world economy and society. Biotechnology applications of particular interest include cell culture, genomics, molecular marker assisted breeding, cloning, bioprocessing and diagnostic testing, gene technology etc. Developments and researches in the application of biotechnology are underway in areas as diverse as pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, textile, aquaculture, forestry, chemicals, household products, environmental cleanup, food processing and forensics. The present book “Biotechnology : Tissue Culture to Proteomics” 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 tissue culture and application of biotechnology in agriculture and medicine. Topic on Role of biotechnology in plant tissue culture; In vitro tissue culture studies in various leguminous plants; Regeneration and transformation in pigeonpea and legumes in general; In vitro micropropagation of medicinal plants; In vitro propagation of some medicinal plants as a biotechnological tool for conservation; Biotechnological applications in improvement of trees; In vitro clonal propagation through mature nodal segments of Gymnema sylvestre and development of transgenic plants resistant to fungal diseases provide necessary information using tissue culture technique. Topics covering information on Biotechnology in Astrobiology; Edible Vaccines; Bioinformatic tools for sequence analysis; Lipidomics; Proteomics have been specially included to project their role in 21st century. This book will be useful to biotechnologists, biologists, agriculture scientists, researchers, teachers and students of plant sciences. ..more


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Biotechnology : Applications in Human Healthcare
Sampat NehraPoonam Meena
The present book “Biotechnology : Applications in Human Healthcare” provides an authoritative review account of many aspects of current interest and progress in the field of biotechnology for human healthcare that has been made in the recent past. The discovery and application of monoclonal antibodies for detecting and purifying a variety of biological compounds has greatly expanded industrial ventures in the medical, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and veterinary fields. Major section includes articles on Application of Stem Cell Technology; Pharmacogenomics; Genome Analysis for drug designing; Ex-vivo and In-vivo Gene therapy. Detailed information is provided on Edible Vaccines developed worldover for the prevention of major diseases. Article on Application of Transgenic Animals in Human Healthcare provide excellent information on the subject covering latest information on the techniques and application for human welfare. Book provide sufficient information on biotechnological tools in the areas of human welfare with special reference to healthcare. This book will be useful to Biotechnologists, Medical doctors, researchers, teachers and students of biotechnology. ..more


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Biofuels Engine Performance and Exhaust Emissions
M. P. PooniaS. K. Mehta
Basically, internal combustion enginses or C.I.engine are designed to operate under conventional fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel, LPG etc. However, owing to rapid depletion, escalating prices and environmental pollution, researchers around the globe have experimentally proved that some of the alternative fuel needs engine modification but biodiesel can be used without any engine modification. The book deals with Exhaust emission aspects of internal combustion engines with biodiesel, Effect of variation in Injection pressure on performance and exhaust emission of C.I. Engine using biodiesel, Combustion enrichment and emission reduction of biodiesel using exhaust gas recirculation & fuel conditioning, Effect of air preheating influence on performance & emission characteristics of D1 diesel engine using Jatropha curcas as fuel, Studies on the performance & emission characteristics of Ricardo variable compression engine using three degummed non edible vegetable oils, Experimental analysis of diesel engine with Karanji seed oil-diesel blend, Environmental effect of biodiesel, NOX and particulate emission studies for over load condition of a C.I. engine fuelled by vegetable oil ester, High temperature of air/steam gasification of biomass and waste etc. The book will be useful to students, academicians, researchers & Mechanical Engineers. ..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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Biodiesel Performance Evaluation of Internal Combustion Engines
M. P. PooniaS.K. Mehla
Basically, internal combustion enginses or C.I. engine are designed to operate under conventional fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel, LPG etc,. However, owing to rapid depletion, escalating prices and environmental pollution, researchers around the globe have experimentally proved that non conventional alternative and renewable energy sources could be utilized to operate these engines without any major changes in them. The book deals with Performance Evaluation of Internal Combustion engines with Biodiesel, Lubricating Oil Deterioration Analysis, Experimental Investigations on a Hot Surface Ignition Engine, Impact of Cold Flow Improver, Simulation of Compression Ignition Engine Process, Durability Testing of Diesel Engine, Effect of Compression Ratio and Hydrogen Addition on Part Throttle Performance of a Biogas Fuelled Spark Ignition Engine, Preheating and Carbureter on Engine Performance & Design and Experimental Evaluation of Fuel Efficient Heat Pipe Petrol Engine etc. The book will be a ready reckoner for students, academicians, researchers & Mechanical Engineers. ..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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Joint Forest Management in India
P. BhattacharyaA. K. KandyaK.N. Krishna Kumar
Forestry represents the second-largest land use in India after agriculture, covering almost 641,130 square kilo meters, about 22 percent of the total land area (FAO 2005). Forests provide a wide range of products environmental services and ecological benefits. About 275 million poor rural people in India depend on forests for at least part of their subsistence and cash livelihoods, which they earn from fuelwood, fodder, poles, and other non timber forest products, such as fruits, flowers and medicinal plants. Seventy percent of India’s rural population depends on fuelwood to meet their domestic energy needs. Half of India’s 89 million tribal people, the most disadvantaged section of society, live in forest fringe areas, and a significant percentage of India’s 471 million livestock are sustained by forest grazing or on fodder collected from forests. Forest is one of the most important resources for the very survival of human beings, especially those who are living in and around the forest. However, one of the major reasons for its depletion is unsustainable exploitation often by the same very people whose survival depends on the forests. National Forest Policy 1988 envisaged the concept of people’s participation for sustainable management of the Natural resources, which became the essence of Joint Forest Management (JFM) in India. This concept originated in our country and spread over all the developing countries as it is in favour of rural masses, poor tribal populations and environmental improvement. This programme received impetus at the national level and the forest area under JFM increased from 4 million ha in 1998 to 18.25 million ha in 2003-04. But, several challenging issues are at present knocking for the sustenance of this mammoth programme. . In last years, JFM has showed a multifaceted dimension in different parts of the country. Being a site specific activity, its impact on forest conservation not only depends upon the type of forest, terrain, soil, climatic factors but also on the socioeconomic profile and the cultural trends prevalent in the society. The present book is the outcome of the 3-days National workshop on “Joint Forest Management at crossroads” which has tried to examine the issues present in the scenario of JFM in India. The book has attempted to give an overall picture of JFM in India. It has dealt with several facets of JFM from policy to commissioning and brings about the success stories as well as the problems faced in the implementation of the program in different areas with or without external funding supports in project mode in various states. There are 49 papers relating to several issues of JFM and have been grouped under following six themes : 1. Policy, Legal issues and Property rights regimes in JFM and its challenges 2. Livelihood opportunities for sustaining JFM 3. Ecological Ramification of JFM and Innovations in Silvicultural Aspects 4. Institutional Innovation Issues in JFM and its Implementation 5. Emerging Opportunities for Diversifying JFM 6. State presentations on the status of JFM The book provides all relevant and latest information about participatory forestry in India and would be useful for forest scientists, policy makers, forest officers, planners, researchers and the students of forest and environmental management. ..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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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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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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Palaeobotany to Modern Botany
P. C. Trivedi
Recent years have witnessed major and exciting discoveries in various aspects of plant science, which penetrate all aspects of agricultural research. Especially exciting are the prospects of some new discoveries in Biotechnology fields which hold promise for plant improvement & productivity. Study of fossils also provide valuable information & also helpful in locating the occurrence of coal, oil & gas deposits in the earth. The present book “ Palaeobotany to Modern Botany” provides an authoritative review account of many aspects of Palaeobotany and current progress in the field of botany that has been made in the recent past. This volume contains 16 chapters on various topics of current interest. Chapters related to Palaeobotany includes: Palaeofloristics & climate through Siwalik succession of Suraikhola area in the Himlayan foothills; Diversity of Jurassic Cretaceous pteridophytes in India; Investigation of a new petrifiel trilocular first from the Deccan inter trappean series of Mohgaonkalan, M.P.; Palynological studies from early ecocene sequences exposed near Matasukh, Nagaur district, Rajasthan; Evolutionary sequence in the fossil fructification, Gymnospers from the Rajmahal hills, Jharkhand. Book include articles on biodiversity & its application viz. Traditional use of pteridophytic plants among Baiga tribe; Tectaria zeilanica rare fern from S.W. Ghats; Impact on microbial diversity in restoration of forest ecosystem; An appraisal of biodiversity conservation strategies for medicinal and aromatic plants; Remote Sensing: Basic & applications in Biology; Antidermatophytic health foods; Vegetation succession, Nutrient enrichment & microbial proliferation in mine spoils; Native trees of Rajasthan desert. Articles on physiological & biochemical aspects of seed maturation in chickpea and on transgenic crops have added value to the book. This book will be useful to Botanist, Palaeobotanist, Ecologist, Enviromentalist, researchers, teachers & students of plant sciences. ..more


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Environmental Biotechnology
R. K. SinhaR. Sinha
Environmental Biotechnology (EBT) is a new emerging discipline which integrates live materials, mainly plants, some very small animals like the earthworms, and the microorganisms to address the problems of environmental management and sustainable development. The technology originated in Germany in the 1930s, but gained importance in the 1980s when researches in biotechnology discovered the environmental virtues of some specially adapted plants and the microbes (and now the earthworms about which sir Charles Darwin had predicted long ago). EBT has given birth to an allied discipline ‘Bioengineering’. It is the ‘Green’ or ‘Soft’ & cheaper alternative to the ‘hard’ and costly civil engineering works for environmental restoration & reconstruction. The book discusses about the roles of some adapted plants, beneficial microbes and the earthworms in environmental management-e.g. combating & radiological pollution of air, water and soil, land remediation & stabilization, soil fertility improvement, solid waste management and wastewater treatment for reuse. It also discusses how some useful plants and microorganisms have been developed & used as ‘renewable biological resources’ by Environmental Biotechnology as a safe and sustainable alternative to the ‘non-renewable geochemical resources’ for development of clean energy, biodegradable industrial raw materials and safer cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. A special section is on the contribution of EBT in promoting ‘Sustainable Agriculture’ for safety and security of food for the million with ecological security of the farm. ..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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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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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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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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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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Applications of Biotechnology
B. N. TripathiG. S. ShekhawatVinay Sharma
Biotechnology is one of the most exciting and revolutionary sciences of this century. It can be defined as the technological application that uses biological systems, Living organisms or derivatives, thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. The advent of biotechnology has opened up a wide horizon in the field of biological research. Biotechnology also proves its immense applications at every step of human life such as, health, care, crop improvement, development of valuable products and abatement of environmental problems. The book is comprised of fourteen chapters based on updated information on various aspects of biotechnology e.g. microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, physiology and tissue engineering, environment, health, where biotechnology finds tremendous application. All the chapters have been written by eminent academics and well known scientists in the field, thus ensuring a good balance between theory and practice. The information covered in the book are focused on follwing aspects: • Applications of biotechnology in exploitation of microbial diversity. • Abatement of environmental problems and pollution control using biotechnological approaches • Utility of biotechnology in public health care, human welfare and medical biology • Applications of biotechnology in crop improvement and development of resistant crops. Use of biotechnology in conservation of biological resources. • Assessment of hazardous compounds in the environment. • Use of biotechnology in remediation of disease and drug designing. Further extensive illustration and highlighting of major applications of biotechnology make this book invaluable to biotechnologists, microbiologists as well as students dealing with applied microbiology, industrial microbiology, metabolic engineering, environmental biotechnology, stress biotechnology and cell and tissue engineering." ..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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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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Development and the Changing Global Environment
R.K. Sinha
Development and environment was a major issue of the 20th century and the debate continues in the 21st century. The economic development programs based on ‘fossil fuel economy’ essential to deliver a minimum quality of life to people, is also threatening their existence. Mankind is caught in a vicious circle of ‘economic development vis-a-vis environmental degradation’. In the name of development, the world today produces more instruments to ‘kill’ rather than ‘cure’; spends thousands times more resources on building of ‘weapons of mass destruction’ than on all economic programs for human development – to eradicate poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. Environmental degradation and economic decline (aggravating poverty) feed on each other, and the fate of the poor and the fate of the planet (Earth) have become tightly entwined. Economic deprivation and environmental degradation thwarts all efforts towards sustainable development. Although the desirability of development is universally recognized, recent years have witnessed rising concern whether the environmental degradation will limit development, thus impairing the quality of life of present and the future generations too. The book unravel some of these issues. This book will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for the teachers, research workers, students and environmentalists." ..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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Laboratory Manual in Industrial Biotechnology
P. Chellapandi
Industrial biotechnology can play a vital role in overcoming the fundamental challenges including employment opportunity and manpower development. The main aim of the book to review fundamental bio-analytical techniques involved in common fermentation processes and to provide an up-to-date account of current knowledge in fermentation and biochemical technology with special emphases in microbial systems. It has covered useful protocols for recognizing the fundamentals of fermentation technology and for describing current knowledge in microbial technology, especially in applications of the modern fungal systems in bioprocess developments with industrial practices. Procedures are described step by step for the user to carry out experiments without further assistance. In each chapter, short summary of appropriate products are explained comprehensively for users so as to understand the concepts of fermentation and biochemical mechanisms of respective industrial organisms. This lab manual includes 10 major units in industrial biotechnology area, including animal and agricultural biotechnology. Each unit is further divided into the related production of bio-products and frequently associated analytical methods in coincided manner. Physiochemical and microbiological analysis are well documented with reagents prepration and media composition. The significance of using this manual is that there is no need to use any sophisticated instrument and very cost effective chemicals for analysis. The main units comprised in this book are, • Molecular and Microbial Techniques • Analysis of Fermentation Substrate • Immunobiotechnology • Agricultural Biotechnology • Dairy Biotechnology • Food Biotechnology • Enzyme Biotechnology • Biochemical Technology • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology • Biogas Technology This book will be useful to students of biochemical engineering, biotechnology, microbiology, fermentation technology and biochemistry, who are interested in the areas of industrial biotechnology." ..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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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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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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Biochemistry and Biotechnology: A Laboratory Manual
V. K. YadavNeelam Yadav
This Laboratory Manual in Biochemistry and Biotechnology has been written to provide a source book of technical information on a number of experiments routinely performed by the Biology, Biotechnology and Agriculture graduate and post graduate students in practical classes. The manual would be useful not only for students but also for teachers and researchers as a handy and easy to understand experimental details for 76 experiments in total. The manual has been divided into six chapters- Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Amino Acids, Enzymes, Nucleic Acids, Pigments, Phenolics and Anti-nutritional factors. Each chapter has been introduced in brief to provide required information related with the experiments covered. Important information related with the experiment has been provided at the end of each experiment as ‘notes’. Enough care has been taken to include each and every detail of the experiments which can be used as such without any modification. A total of 33 experiments have been included under the head Nucleic Acids which cover from isolation and estimation of nucleic acids to gene cloning and library preparation. These experiments will cover practical syllabus of most of Biotechnology courses offered at under graduate and post graduate level. The remaining 43 experiments represent most of basic laboratory exercises of Biochemistry courses offered at under graduate level. ..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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Industrial Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual
Nupur MathurAnuradha Singh
Industrial Microbiology as an art dates back into antiquity. This book is based on the UGC syllabus of Industrial Microbiology. The book concentrates on the techniques that generally feature prominently in undergraduate practical classes. Exercises such as isolation and culture of microbes from different sources, their maintenance under laboratory conditions, electrophoresis, chromatography, biochemical quantifications, immunology, soil, water, air and dairy microbiology are dealt. Apart from this nucleic acid isolation, mushroom culture and fermentation technology are also covered. The contents of the book will serve to help students of different courses studying Microbiology as a subject. ..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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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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Basic Biosciences : Part I - Botany
S. Rajore
The living world is most fascinating to any observer due to its wide diversity. The study of plants is one of the most important branches of Biology, which has a wide-ranging impact on many fields of human activity such as medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, etc. Basic Biosciences (Part I Botany) is a textbook that covers the syllabus of the first paper of the first year of B.Sc. Biotechnology integrated course. It should be useful to B.Sc. students who have taken Botany as an elective subject. It is a very useful book, well written in a concise, illustrative and innovative style making it easy for the average reader to be able to understand and enjoy it. The book has been divided into 15 chapters. The first chapter deals with an introduction to the plant world followed by plant classification and nomenclature, underground part—root; aerial parts—stem, leaf, inflorescence, flower, fruit, parthenocarpy, seed, anatomy of the stem, anatomy of the leaf, anatomy of the root, xylem, phloem and apomixis. Each chapter in the book is profusely illustrated and is written in a simple and straight language to make the understanding of the subject easy. Students will find this book most useful and informative. ..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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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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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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Padap Rog Vigyan
A. K. PathakS. Godika
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Applied Botany
P. C. Trivedi
The present book, Applied Botany, provides information about contemporary plant science research and its importance in the present context. The book contains 22 articles on all major branches of botany including physiology, plant pathology, gymnosperms, taxonomy, ecology, tissue culture and medicinal plants; chapters on leaf senescence, allelopathy, pollen biotechnology, toxicity of pesticides, medicinal ferns and useful metabolites from plant tissue culture, etc. provide useful information on the subjects. Topics on plant diseases, namely, sugarcane virus diseases; diseases of betelvine; seed diseases by fungi and nematode disease of pulses and their management, etc. have added to the value of the book. Articles on the spiritual tree Ficus religiosa and ‘Vedic Yajna’ generate interest in Vedic sciences. In a nutshell, this book covers major topics on areas of plant sciences and highlights gaps in our present knowledge so that the gaps can be filled up in the near future to keep pace with international progress. Thus the book provides a good glimpse of botanical research in India. This volume will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for teachers, research scholars, students and workers in the field of plant sciences and agriculture. ..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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Handbook of Biotechnology
A. L. Bhatia
Handbook of Biotechnology purports to deal with every important aspect of biotechnology which students are likely to come across today. It attempts to present the basic facts and definitions that are understandable to the generalist and acceptable to the specialist. It is a reference book that satisfies readers in minimum time. By far, the majority of these facts are from the mainstream of biotechnology. However, some of them are also drawn from sister overlapping disciplines such as microbiology, environmental biology, etc. and also from some of the basic sciences; some are also from applicable portions of biology, statistics and bioinformatics. ¨ This compilation provides adequate information with a minimum of effort and time. ¨ This book has been designed with the principle uppermost in the mind that it should be as complete as possible, in short and concise terms that appear in the literature and conversation of biotechnology. ¨ It contains a large number of well-labelled and simple diagrams, which are self-explanatory. ¨ This book also deals with the history of biotechnology in the form of milestones. Most of the terms used in the book are followed immediately by definitions. ¨ With a few exceptions, the ‘encyclopaedic’ approach, that is, extensive information under a single broad heading is avoided. ¨ Synonyms, abbreviations and symbols appear in parentheses preceding the definition. ¨ Abbreviations and contractions which have become adopted as terms in themselves are included, but the most common abbreviations (of units, for example) are not. ..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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Microbial Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Microbial Biotechnology may have a profound effect on the world economy over the next two decades. Innovations emerging in the food and pharmaeceutical sectors point to the enormous potential of biotechnology to provide diverse new products, environmental remediation technologies, biodegradable plastics, novel therapeutic agents and chemicals and enzymes thatwill reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of industrial processes. This book Microbial Biotechnology contains 21 articles on different aspects of microbial biotechnology. Articles on biotechnological approaches in cyanobacterial inoculant technology; biological waste water treatment; industrial application of cold-loving micro-organisms; treatment of dairy effluent by cyanobacteria and bioremediation of textiledye waste water provide information on the role and application of microbes in the present scenario. The book also covers information onthe potential of bioagents for the management of diseases, commercial uses of Ganoderma fungus, role of rumen fungi in fibre digestion and application of mycorrhizosphere helper bacteria. Aspects covering biotechnological advances in foods; biodegradation of cyanide; tailoringoil crops; antimicrobials fromnatural resources; Agrobacterium, Nature's genetic engineer and microbes as warehouse of genes have been included to project their importance in the 21 century. This book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for teachers, research workers, industrialists and workers in the applied field of microbial biotechnology. ..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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Text Book of Biotechnologyp
Preeti Gupta
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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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Protected Cultivation of Ornamental Plants
L. C. De
With the increase demand of flowers, floriculture has become one of the important commercial trades in Indian Agriculture. Therefore, commercial floriculture has emerged as high–tech activity taking place under controlled environment inside greenhouses. Indian floriculture is now viewed as a high growth industry. The liberization of industrial and trade policies paved the way for development of export oriented floriculture. Floral industry is a highly dynamic industry. Products, varieties, the origin of production, production technologies, markets and retailing systems are all undergoing continuous change and challenging the adaptive capacity of the factors involved. In a slowly but steadily growing world market new developing country exporters are increasing market share at the expense of existing producers. These producers try to remain ahead by increasing productivity and through diversification and innovation. This book will make people aware of the potential of ornamental plants from all angles and to explore the possibilities to develop new vistas for floriculture based industries.The book is written with 21 independent chapters. Almost all the commercially important ornamental plants cultivated under protected condition in different parts of the world have found a place in this publication. In an introductory chapter on protected cultivation of horticultural crops including ornamental plants has been made to provide useful and complete information on scenario of domestic and international flower trade. Seven interesting chapters on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Conservation of Ornamental Plants, Physiology and Biochemistry of Ornamental Crops, Protected Structures and Tools, Growing Media and its Use on Ornamental Crops, IPM on Orchids and Raising of Flower Nursery under Protected Structures are discussed in useful way. Protected cultivation of rose, orchids, gerbera, chrysanthemum, carnation, bulbous ornamentals, indoor plants, anthurium, cacti and succulents, seasonal annuals, herbaceous perennials and medicinal plants are enumerated in detail. Chapter on Nutrient and Water Management of Ornamental Crops under Protected Cultivation adds value to the book. It may be humbly claimed that this is the first most comprehensive book of its kind on Protected Cultivation of Ornamental Plants. The book will be useful to teachers, students, scientists, nurserymen, landscape designers, planners, amateur and professional gardeners, florists and above all progressive flower growers. ..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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Plant Pathogens and their Management
P. C. Trivedi
Because of plant diseases, production of agricultural crops gets affected and thereby quantities and quality of available food per person is reduced. Though losses due to diseases are not very significant but there is a fear of outbreak at any time which may result into famine. In addition, climate change may affect the crop production especially in small holding of farmers which have consequences to socio-economic groups. Diseases affect indirectly the income of farmers due to increased cost to control them; reduced yield and quality. The present book “Plant Pathogens and Their Management” contain 10 review articles covering latest information on the subject of topics. Book covers articles on : Trans boundary diseases and pests and their impact on agriculture and agro industry; Diseases of coffee and their management; Utilization of rhizosphere fungi for management of important soil borne diseases; Rhizospheric fungi: Significance of genomics for plant beneficial and plant pathogenic soil fungi; Recent advances in breeding for disease resistance to leaf rust of wheat; Nematode pest: Hidden enemies of plants; Molecular biology of plant galls: The most diversified microhabitats; Bacillus thuriengiensis insecticidal crystal proteins and activities beyond a potent insecticide; Bt toxin: A molecular weapon against Lepidopteran pests. Article on Carotenoids in microorganisms and their application have added value to the volume. This book will be widely accepted by all the students, teachers and researchers, plant pathologist, microbiologist, botanist working in the field of agriculture and pathology.  ..more


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Plant Lipids
G. Nagaraj
Plant lipids are important sources of energy and nutrition to human beings. They are the only sources of essential fatty acids to a major section of the population. Lipids are concentrated sources of energy. Plants lipids are cholesterol free and are of better quality than animal lipids. Plant sterols mimic cholesterol and are useful in reducing cholesterol. In recent years these lipids have gained importance in non-food category also. They serve as fuel and also as lubricants. They are also an important ingredient of cosmetics. Lipids are components of plant membranes and play a highly useful role in plant growth and metabolism. They are key constituents required for photosynthesis. Basic aspects of lipids, their components , derivatives, their chemistry and biochemistry have been dealt in detail. Some aspects of major and minor plant lipids and their utility has also been presented. Similarly the analytical details of lipophilic constituents has also been considered. The contents includes : 􀁺 Introduction 􀁺 Lipids 􀁺 Fatty Acids 􀁺 Phospholipids 􀁺 Glycoliids 􀁺 Terpenes 􀁺 Phenolics􀁺 Sterols 􀁺 Waxes 􀁺 Plant Membranes 􀁺 Metabolism 􀁺 Lipid Metabolism 􀁺 Lipid Soluble Vitamins 􀁺 Lipid Functions 􀁺 Factors Affecting Lipid Composition 􀁺 Nutritional Quality of Lipids 􀁺 Oleochemicals 􀁺 Bioenergy 􀁺 Lipids from Crop Plants 􀁺 Lipids from Other Plants 􀁺 Analysis of Lipid Constituents. This book should be useful to the students and researchers in Plant Science and Plant Biochemistry apart from those involved in Food and Nutrition. ..more


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Plant Genetic Resources : An Overview
Anuradha SinghP.C. TivediB.P. Singh
Plant genetic resources are the key component of any agricultural production system. In recent years the growing awareness and concern on promotion of plant genetic resources activities in the national context makes it obligatory that we should have relevant literature on this discipline. The present book “Plant Genetic Resources–An Overview” incorporates review and research articles on varied aspects of plant genetic resources. This volume contains 13 chapters written by leading experts in the discipline incorporating recent development in the subject. Book includes articles on : Plant Genetic Resources–General account and management; Genetic Resources of Horticultural Crops–Management for Catering Future needs, An Overview of Plant Genetic Resources of the Indian Himalayan Region; Role of Genomic Resources in Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources; Plant Genetic Resources in Oilseed Brassicas : Its management & utilization; An Insight in Pulses Production and Genetic Resources in India; Cryopreservation on Plant Genetic Resources : A Novel approaches for safe long-term conservation; Ex-situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources. Articles on Traditional Agricultural Systems of Small Holder Farmers of Uttarakhand Himalayas and its Potential Contribution in Food Sovereignty; Status of Plant Genetic Resources in Afghanistan and their Relevance for India and Traditional Indian Wisdom for Food and Nutritional Security with Reference to Climatic Disasters have added to the value of the book. Last chapter ‘Plant Genetic Resources in Indian Perspective—An Overview’ provide details of Indian scenario in the field. The book is useful to scientist researchers, agriculturists, botanists, curators including those engaged in safeguarding plant diversity and equally so, the policy makers & conservationists advocating national and global concern on Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management.  ..more


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Chandra Prakash Shukl
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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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Integrated Management of Crop Diseases
Ashish Tripathi
Plant diseases cause enormous economic losses, both quantitatively and qualitatively. The disease scenario in the various agro climatic zones of India differs with variations of soil and climatic conditions. In the present agriculture, farmers rely heavily on the use of synthetic pesticides, which has aggravated many disease problems. The complete destruction of pathogen under field condition is not only impossible but also economically impractical. Hence the idea revolves around the tactical management of pathogens so as to keep the damage or loss below the economic threshold level. Integrated disease management (IDM) aims at prevention or reduction in the incidence or severity of the disease incited by the pathogen and involves use of all the possible management strategies with least cost and less damage to the environment and given sustainable crop production. Integrated management of crop diseases, has been prepared by accumulating the chapters from authors having experiences in working with the respective crops. The book comprised of the importance of disease, etiology of the pathogen, epidemiology and integrated disease management of rice, pulses, soybean, rapeseed–mustard, vegetables, mango, little millet, spice crops, medicinal and aromatic plants, management post harvest diseases and plant parasitic nematode. This book would be useful for the undergraduate and post graduate students, teachers and scientists of the Universities dealing the crop disease management and extension workers engaged in designing and implementation of IDM programme to the farmers.  ..more


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Indigenous Knowledge and Plant Utilization
Asha Gupta
Indigenous people the ‘stewards’ of biological diversity possess stores of traditional knowledge about their local environments, flora, ecosystem dynamics and plant utilization.These people are fundamental stake holders in the implementation of conservation plans. Biodiversity and indigenous knowledge are complementary phenomena essential to human development. The preamble of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), recognizes the “close and traditional dependence of many Indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles on biological resources. The book Indigenous knowledge and plant utilization aims to preserve and disseminate traditional knowledge helping in effective and realistic conservation and sustainable management of plant resources and evaluate their potential for broader applications. The contents includes : • Botanical Anthelmintics • Cultural Significance of Ethnic Plants of Central India • Medicinal Plants from Mint Family of Manipur Valley • Bamboo Diversity in Traditions and Culture of Manipur • Tropical Ginger-A Potential Antioxidant Plant and a Good Radioprotector • Medicinal Potential and Some of the Biochemical Analysis of Justicia adhatoda Linn. of Manipur • Ethnomedicinal Perspectives From Wetlands of Manipur • Black Turmeric (Curcuma caesia Roxb): Its Importance, Ecology and Conservation • Conservation of Ethnomedicinal Plants Through Sacred Groves : A Case Study from Bargarh District of Odisha (India) • Ethnomedicinal Uses of Some Plants among the Meitei Communities of Imphal East and West Districts, Manipur, India • Bioactivity Directed Evaluation of Wild Curcuma Species • Commercial and Ethnobotanical Importance of Arundo donax L. in Manipur • Medicinal Perspectives of Some Plants of Family Zingiberaceae • Studies on the Mode of Use of Certain Medicinal Plants for the Management of Diabetes • Ethnomedicinal Plants: Indigenous Knowledge System of Naga Tribes • Makhana (Euryale ferox Salisb.): A Significant Neutraceutical. The purpose of this book is to revitalize indigenous knowledge systems and blend them with modern scientific advancement and technology in a broad range of areas: crop and livestock husbandry, participatory research, handicrafts and even traditional medical practices that will boost the productivity and enhance the resilience of the concerned indigenous communities.  ..more


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Genetics and Molecular Biology in Crop Improvement
P. C. Trivedi
The physio-chemical basis of biological systems and the control of their development and interactions are being unraveled in spectacular advances in molecular biology. During the past few decades both basic and applied aspects of biotechnology have developed rapidly. Genetic engineering provides great promise for the improvement of crop plants. The successful application of biotechnological tools will require reliable, high levels of transgene expression and their stability over generations. The availability of cellular and molecular toolbox has opened up a plethora of prospects. This book provides an authoritative review account of many aspects of current interest and progress in the field of genetics and molecular biology in crop improvement that has been made in the recent past. Book includes 12 chapters, prepared by specialist and subject experts on different aspect of subjects. The major section includes articles viz. : Genetic improvement of sugarcane through non-conventional approaches; Potential of chloroplast simple sequence repeats in genetic analysis and crop improvement; Aroma, starch and shape of rice grain: A molecular prospective; Diversity analysis in Brassica juncea varieties by using morphological and molecular markers; Genomic and epigenetic perspectives of molecular and biochemical basis of Heterosis in plants; Methylomics and inheritance in plants: DNA and RNA methylation; Identification of the U-Triangle six Brassica species and three of their relatives based on chloroplast DNA; Molecular markers and their application : Foeniculum vulgare; Morphological and cytological studies on Morinda lucida; Effect of polyamines on seed quality parameters in aged seeds in radish; on Kala Zeera (Bunium persicum). This book is useful to researchers, molecular biologists, biotechnologists, plant breeders and teachers engaged in advanced genetics and molecular biology for crop improvement. ..more


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Diseases of Vegetable Crops and their Management
P. C. Trivedi
Vegetables crops are attacked by number of pathogens like fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses, as well as abiotic stress and other improper agricultural practices. Lot of information has been generated on disease management of vegetable crops, even after lot more needs to be done for its effective management. The present book “Diseases of Vegetable Crops and Their Management” compile the major diseases occurring on the commercially important vegetable crops along with the symptoms and management. This volume contains 12 chapters covering major titles as : An insight into diseases of vegetable crops and their management; Fungal diseases on vegetable crops; Tomato diseases and their management—A review; Characteristic features of infectious diseases and physiological disorders of tomato and its effective management strategies; Diseases of capsicum, their etiology and management; Important diseases of onion and its management; Management of soil borne diseases of vegetables by biocontrol agents. Book covers articles on : Nematode diseases of vegetable crops and their management; Bacterial diseases of vegetable crops; Some important viral diseases of vegetable crops; Yellow vein mosaic virus disease of okra and its management; Viroid and phytoplasma diseases of vegetable crops. Book covers diseases of vegetable crops like Solanaceous, Leguminous, Cucurbitaceous, Bulb Crops, Cruciferous Crops, Root Crops, Green Leafy Vegetables and many other vegetable crops. This book will become valuable to students, teachers, research workers is plant sciences, agriculture, breeders, applied biologists and knowledge will benefit to the farmers.  ..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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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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Temperate Vegetables
Dr. V. PonnuswamiDr. N.A. Tamilselvi
The text book on Temperate Vegetables covers twenty nine chapters which includes Importance of temperate vegetables in human nutrition, environment influence on temperate vegetables, temperate vegetables based cropping system. It provides lucid picture on fundamental principals related to cropping systems, Organic farming in temperate vegetable crops, Assessment of maturity indices or harvest indices of temperate vegetables and Export standards for temperate vegetable. It also includes the cultivation aspects of temperate vegetables viz., soil, plant nutrient requirement, manures and fertilizers, water and irrigation, interculture, harvesting, yield and storage of temperate vegetables. Improved varieties and physiological defects of specific crops has also been mentioned. The information incorporated in this book will be helpful to the emerging buds to understand the basics of temperate vegetable production system. ..more


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Physiology of Crop Plants
P. C. Trivedi
Plant Physiologist have to give serious thought on the shortfall of grain production, and have to be more active for finding constraints in low productivity for agricultural, horticultural and forest species especially in the comparison of other countries. In the new millenium, we will have to produce more food and other agricultural commodities under the conditions diminishing per capita arable land and irrigation water resources and fast expanding biotic stresses. For sustainable agricultural development, we should focus on productivity and our R & D priorities must be carefully formulated. This book “Physiology of Crop Plants” contains 10 articles by the scholars of the country on different aspects of the subjects. Topics covered in the book includes : Physiology of Flowering; Fruit Ripening, Senescence and Biological Clock; Photo Morphogenesis and Phytochrome; Physiological and Molecular Mechanism of Micronutrient Uptake Focused on Zinc and Iron Translocation and Accumulation in Rice; Short Term Responses of Crops to Lead Toxicity; Impact of High Temperature on Sexual Reproduction and Crop Yield; Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Uptake of nutrients; Influence of Gamma Radiation on Plant Growth and Elicitation of Metabolites Production by Licorice Hairy Roots Cultures. Article on “Rhizosphere Competence in Plant-Probiotic Bacteria for Sustainable agriculture” have added to the value of the book. This books will be highly beneficial to students, teachers and research workers in the field of Plant Physiology, Agriculture and Plant Science. ..more


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Medicinal Plants and Traditional Practices
P. C. Trivedi
Study and usages regarding the curative properties of plants have been a part of Indian medicine and Indian plantlore and can be traced back to our great heritage of vedic literature, dating back from 2000 to 800 B.C. A range of formulations in our folk medicines provide matching, may be even better remedies. The modern system of medicines eroded the traditional healing system. The diversity of tribal Medicinal Plants in natural habitats need to be assessed to implement conservation strategies apart from the conventional in situ and ex situ approaches. The present bookMedicinal Plants and Traditional Practices” is a well documented comprehensive review of significant informations on Medicinal Plants. This volume contains 12 chapters covering information on Medicinal Plants with special reference to the Indian scenario. Book contain articles on : Herbal Medicines for Human Healthcare; Medicinal Uses of Some Tree Species; Important Medicinal Plants with Chemical Constituents; Plants and its Derivatives showing Anti HIV Activity; Fruits as a Natural Source of Antiageing Agents; Medicinal Uses of Family-Asteraceae in India; Non-Timber Forest Products of the Savaras of Andhra Pradesh; Assurance of Quality and top Quality Management in Medicinal Natural Essential Oils; Herbal Drugs Standardization : An Update; Biodiversity and Human Welfare; Medicinal Plants of Rajasthan State, India and Household Multipurpose Indian Medicinal Plants. 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 pharmacology and also phytogeographers and conservationist. ..more


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Plant Diseases : Biocontrol Management
P. C. Trivedi
Indian agriculture is at a crossroad facing food insecurity, growing ecological imbalance, stagnation of National resources, decreasing diversity, spread of unsustainable agricultural practices and threat from global market. Pests are major biotic constraints in achieving the goal of self sufficiency in quality food production. Losses due to pests at National level vary approximately around 18%, depending upon the genetic constituent of crop, its health & governing environment. Adoption of ecofriendly approaches against the plant diseases is need of the day. The present Book “Plant Diseases: Biocontrol Management” incorporate critical review and research articles on plant diseases and their management practices on important agricultural crops and vegetables. This volume contain nine chapters on diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses and phytoplasma and their effective newer management practices. Major chapter includes articles on : Biological control of plant parasites; Effective management of biotic grievances in medicinal and aromatic plants; Integrated disease management in vegetable crops; Essential oil : A new dimension to post-harvest management; Integrated disease management in cereal crops; Diversity, biology, epidemiology and management of bacterial wilt; Diseases of phytoplasma and plant viruses in Bast fiber crops and their management; Diseases caused by Nematodes and their management. In addition to this an article on Nanoscale materials as novel antimicrobial agent have added to the value of the book. I am sure the information given in this book will prove helpful to those interested in Plant Pathology and Plant Protection, Botany, agriculture students, teachers and researchers. ..more


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Seed : Quality Production, Diseases and Quarantine
P. C. Trivedi
Seed constitutes the most important investment in effecting successful agriculture. Quality seeds with superior genetics are indispensable to initiate remunerative agriculture with added dividends. Seed quality control concerns with purity of the seed during production and marketing, required seed germination and physical purity, free from weed seeds, pathogens and should have optimum moisture content. The seed health has assumed greater importance as the seed has to be certified to be free from objectionable seed borne pathogens. It is necessary to strengthen the seed testing laboratories in the country with proper equipment and manpower. The present book “Seed : Quality Production, Diseases and Quarantine” is a well-documented comprehensive review of significant investigations on quality seed production, diseases & management and quarantine regulations. This volume contains 10 chapters covering major titles as : Organic seed production; Scientific seed production; Crop production technologies in seed spices; General seed certification standards; Seed spices research in India; Seed production in opium; Flowering, fruiting, yield & seed quality influenced by PGRs; Integrated disease management for vegetable seed production; Biological control of seed & soil-borne plant pathogens and Plant quarantine and seed health testing. Each topic is written by an expert and offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on pertinent topic. Each chapter discusses the current status. This book will become the standard reference for variety of scholars and farmers, researchers in agriculture, plant sciences, applied biologists, breeders, a must for teachers and students engaged in teaching and research in agriculture & seed science.  ..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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Paudhshala Prabandh (Nursery Management)
Chandra Prakash Shukl
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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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Flowers and Fillers Production Technology
V. PonnuswamiS. Sowmeya
In recent days Floriculture has turned to a high profitable venture. The climatic conditions and rich diversity found under varying soil conditions in different elevation in this country offers great potential for floriculture. This book contains the improved production technology details on various loose flowers and Cut flowers and foliage and other filler crops. As stated by the APPEDA in India about 232.74thousand hectares area was under the cultivation in floricultural crops. Production of flowers are estimated to be 1.729 million tonnes loose flowers and 76.73 million tonnes of cut flowers in2012-13.this country has exported 22'485.21MT of flower produces to the worth of Rs.455.90 crores in 2013-14.This book containers the detailed information on all the commercial loose flowers ,cut flowers and filler crops that grows under open and green house cultivation. All the aspects from seed/planting to harvest and post harvest of the various flower crops were dealt in detail to suit the needs of Undergraduate, Post graduate students and teaching faculties. These chapters are well documented in line with ICAR, Recent Deans committee National syllabus so it could be better text book in Floriculture at National level and elsewhere also. Besides this it could be one of the best reference book for the researchers and stake holders involved in floriculture besides Horticultural Extension Officers in transfer of technology services to enlighten the flower growers and other stake holders. In recent days floriculture flourishes very nicely in to a profitable venture and huge earning is in limelight because of Flowers and produces export. The authors assures that the details available will of highly useful to all who have involves in Flower production, processing and export. ..more


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Principles of Seed Technology
B. L. Jana
Seed is the most basic and prime input of agricultural production, and is the most important component of all inputs used in agricultural crop productivity increase. Strictly speaking, seed is an embryo, a living organism embedded in the supporting or the food storage tissue. Its importance is given to the biological existence, whereas in grain the importance is given to the supporting tissue of the economic produce. The emphasis should be given on the quality seed production of different field crops to cater the need of the farmers, even of the remotest corner of the nation. This book “Principles of Seed Technology” written in nine chapters, is the most important subject of Agricultural Sciences, which deals with Seeds and Quality Seeds, Seed Varieties, Production Techniques of Nucleus, Breeder, Founder and Certified Seeds, Maintenance & Multiplication of Pre–release and Newly Released Varieties in Self & Cross–pollinated crops, Seed Scenario & Seed Industry, Seed Viability, DNA Fingerprint on Identification of Crop Variety, Seed Certification, Hybrid Seed Production in Vegetable Crops, Seed Production & Seed Industry, Seed Supply as per Requirement of Major Crops in India, Indian Seed Sector–the way Forward, etc. supporting with research findings in depth. Quality seed has played a pivotal role in India’s First Green Revolution (1967–1977) occurred during mid sixties. Now we need it for a Seed Green Revolution to meet the growing demand for our increasing population to be 1.7 billion (170 crore) by 2050, and we shall need to double our food production. The policy–led and Technology–led Growth have brought the most change in the scenario. We need for Enhanced Replacement Rate of Certified Seed for good future prospects, Investment towards innovation, application of Biotechnology to develop new improved crop cultivars, Promoting Hybrid Technology, Building Public Confidence, Partnership for Prosperity, Germplasm Exchange, etc which show us the way forward.  ..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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Agriculture Microbiology and Microbial Applications
P. C. Trivedi
During the past four decades we have witnessed the doubling of the human population and a concurrent doubling of the food production. Plant nutrition has played a key role in this dramatic increase in demand for food. The trementdous increase in ‘N’ and ‘P’ fertilization in addition to the introduction of highly productive and intensive agricultural system has allowed these developments to occur at relatively low costs. The use of organic fertilizers and other microbial products is crucial in the current attempt to make the agriculture industry a viable component of a healthy and pleasant ecosystem. This book “Agriculture Microbiology and Microbial Applications” contains articles on different areas of agricultural Microbiology and also on application of microbes in various ways. Topics covered in the book are : Biofertilizers in Agriculture; Soil Organic Matter Composition and Microbial Decomposition : A Review; Effect of Imidacloprid on Bacterial soil isolate Bacillus weihenstephanensis; Biochar : Impact on Environment and Microbial World; Biplastics : A New Horizon; Phytoremediation : The Scavengers to Control Environmental Pollution; Bioconversion of Lignocellulose biomass (Lantana camara); Pigment Analysis of some Epiphytic Heterocystons Cyanoprokaryotes of Allahabad. This book will be useful to researchers, teachers and students of agricultur Microbiology, botany and zoology. ..more


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Fungal Biopesticides and VAM Applications
P. C. Trivedi
Efforts are being made to develop means and methods to control plant pathogens causing diseases in various crops by avoiding use of chemicals hazardous to human and animal health. Cost, convenience, efficacy and reliability to biocontrol agents are important considerations, but only in relation to the alternative disease control strategies. As research unravels the various conditions needed for successful biocontrol of different diseases, the adoptions of BCAs in IPM systems is bound to increase in the years ahead. The main aim has to be to develop faith in cultivators so that they may adopt the practice of biological control. The present book “Fungal Biopesticides and VAM Applications” contain articles covering information on biomanagement of plant diseases using fungal bioagents and applications of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in agriculture. Book covers articles on : Fungi–Economic Importance; Fungi as Biocontrol Agent in Agriculture; AM Fungi in the Management of Plant Parasitic Nematodes; Trichoderma—A Potential Biocontrol Agent for Plant Disease Management; Mass Production of AM Fungi and their Use in Nursery Management of Crops; Interaction between Nitrogen Fixers and AM Fungi; AM Fungi in Bioremediation of Environmental Pollutants; Some Recent Techniques to Understand AM Fungal Function. An emerging approach in Plant Disease Management using biopesticides is a need of day. Book will be useful for variety of scholars, teachers and researchers in the field of Plant Pathology, Microbiology, biological control and farmers the ultimate users. ..more


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Ethnomedicinal Uses Of Plants
P. C. Trivedi
Considerable amount of knowledge on the traditional usages of plants is available with the primitive people who are considered as the repository of accumulated experience and knowledge of indigenous flora and fauna. Currently, traditional knowledge of Medicinal Plants has gained importance all over the World. According to the World Health Organization, 3.5 billion peoples in the developing world depend on plants for their primary health care needs. The present book “Ethnomedicinal Uses of Plants” contains 12 articles by eminent ethnobotanists of the country on different aspects of the subject. This book incorporates articles on—Study of Ethnobotany in India & Abroad; A Review on Indian Ethnobotany with diuretic and diaphoretic Properties; Ethnobotany; Exploring Fourth World Botany : A Case Study in the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh; Ethnomedicobotanical information from the Mishing Tribe of Dibrugarh, Assam; Documentation on Therapeutic uses of Ethnobotany of Panchamahal; Ethnobotany of Dillenica indica from Brahmaputra Valley of Upper Assam; Ethnomedicinal value of some plant species of Caesalpiniaceae family; Ethnomedicinal Information from Dibrugarh District of Assam; Ethnoveterinary Practice in Sant-Rampur forest range of district Panchamahal; Gujarat and Ethnobotanical study of religious tree Aegle marmelos. In addition to this, information is also collected about plants identified as vedic ‘Soma’ which have added to the value of the book. This book provides excellent glimpses of the rich ethnobotanical heritage of India. This book will definitelly serve not only as an exellent reference material but also as a practical guide for folk healers, vaidyas, research workers and students in the field of Ethnobotany ..more


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Plant Pathology : Problems and Progress
P. C. Trivedi
Plant Pathology, is the study of the nature, development and control of plant diseases. Globally disease causes heavy crop losses amounting to several billion rupees annually. The damage caused by Plant Diseases have affected man all through the ages. Some diseases have shattered the economies of nations. The need of the hour is to educate farmers about the disease cycle and the conditions in which the disease spread and control measures. The present boo Plant Pathology : Problems and Progress incorporates critical review and research articles on important plant diseases and their management strategies. This volume contain 13 chapters covering diseases of economically important crops and their management. Chapters covers articles on : Rice diseases; Spot-Blotch-A wheat disease of global concern; Diseases of tomato and their management; Alternaria Blight : Symptoms & management; Current status of diseases of mesta and their management; Coffee diseases; Bacterial leaf spot diseases of mulberry and its management; Major viral diseases of cucurbits; Phytoplasma diseases of plants; Plant diseases caused by viroids; Plant Nematodes and their management and Management of Plant Diseases by Bioagents. This book covers major diseases of plants and their management practices. Each topic has been written in a clear and explanatory style, combined with an extensive cross-referencing system by eminent plant pathologist and subject experts. The book will prove helpful to students & researchers in Plant Pathology, agriculture, botany and plant protection. ..more


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Transgenics in Horticulture
V. PonnuswamiJ. Aslin JoshiJ. Beslin JoshiR. Preethi
Transgenics in Horticulture provides a comprehensive account of the genetic manipulation of various horticultural crops like fruits, vegetables, flowers, spices, plantation crops, medicinal and aromatic plants for pest and disease resistance, stress tolerance and improvement of yield and quality. It is a compilation of the production of transgenic horticultural crops highlighting the key scientific and technical advances in their development. The text has been organized into eight chapters which includes an short introduction to the importance of transgenic horticultural crops followed by the advanced transformation studies carried out in various horticultural crops. Hopefully it will cater the needs of advanced undergraduates, post graduate students and other researchers in this area. ..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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Ornamental Trees of India
R. K. Roy
Ornamental trees are extensively used for beautification of parks, gardens, avenues besides development of green belt and urban green space. This book contains scientific and practical information (in 16 chapters) on various aspects of ornamental trees viz. evolution and history, social and religious connection, classification and systematic position, conservation status and legal aspects, migration, identification and carbon dating besides nursery and plantation technique, care and maintenance. Moreover, useful growing tips and landscape use have also been provided. Descriptors of 300 ornamental trees (vernacular and botanical names, morphological and floral characters) have been provided in a scientific manner along with 334 coloured images. Over and above, garden enthusiasts and landscape professionals will find a comprehensive list of 850 ornamental trees useful for landscaping purpose. At present there is no book published in the recent years on ornamental trees of India containing this kind of useful information. As a whole, this book will serve as a handbook on ornamental trees. Students of horticulture, especially floriculture and landscaping including Ph.D. scholars will consult this as special reference book connected with their course curriculum. Nevertheless, professional horticulturists, landscape architects and amateurs garden lovers will find this book equally useful. ..more


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Herbal Medicine
S. K. SoodPoonam KumariRakesh ThakurSusheel K. BassiAnil Thakur
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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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Aaushdhiya avem Sugandhit Podhe : Upyog, Krishi Taknik avem Sujhav
Jai Shanker Mishra
HINDI ..more


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Sagandhiya avem Aaushdhiya Podhe
Chandra Prakash Shukl
HINDI ..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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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 Ecology in India
O. P. ChaubeyArchana SharmaRam Prakash
Forests are the plant communities and are distributed on the basis of climate, physiography, floristics and the dominants. Natural vegetation in India is predominantly one or the other type of forests. Ecological conditions favoring forest growth are availability of moisture, soil and favorable temperature and diminished biotic interferences. The present book “Forest Ecology in India” has covered both syn-ecological and aut-ecological studies in both natural and plantation forests. Among syn-ecological aspects, the community development, quantitative and qualitative study including floristic compositions, distribution pattern, canopy development, frequency, density, dominance, index of dominance, index of similarity, index of diversity, etc were covered. The aut-ecology has covered ecological factors which influence the life history of the plant from seeding to maturity of plants, natural and artificial regeneration, eco-regional distribution, morphological and physiological development of plant, silvics and silvicultural issues, and other aspects. The publication would certainly be significant for evolving right directions and new dimensions for maintenance for homeostasis in the ecosystem and conservation of the biodiversity. Besides, this book would be of vital use for Foresters, Scientific communities, Environmentalists, Academicians, Industrialists, Policy makers’ NGO’s and other Stakeholders engaged in community development through conservation of biodiversity in natural and plantation forests. ..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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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
The objectives of the book is to highlight the relevance of traditional medicine and way towards ethnopharmacology, to share research achievements and innovations in herbal science, to evaluate and review opportunities for advancing herbal drug research i ..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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Seeds, Bioregulants and Applied Plant Biotechnology
K. K.BoraKaran SinghArvind Kumar
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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Advances in Pteridology
Pravin Chandra Trivedi
This book, Advances in Pteridology, provides a comprehensive and critical review of the work done in different areas of Pteridology including systematics, morphology, anatomy, reproductive biology, phytochemical study, biodiversity conservation and ethnomedicinal pteridophytes. The book contains 19 chapters covering detailed classifications of ferns and reproductive biology of homosporous ferns and excellent accounts of genus Selaginella, Marsilea, Isoetes, Cyathea, Ophioglossum and Phymatopteris. Aspects covering the antibacterial effect of pteridophytes and the ethnomedicinal uses of pteridophytes have been specially included to project their role and use in the twenty-first century. A comprehensive account of recent observations on the biodiversity of vascular cryptogams and hot spot areas of Kumaon Himalayas is given to throw light on the importance of preservation of vanishing pteridophytes of India. ..more


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Biofertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture
Sampat Nehra
“Biofertilizers” are defined as biologically active products or microbial inoculants of bacteria, algae which may help biological fixation for the benefit of plant. Biofertilizer offer a new technology to Indian Agriculture holding a promise to balance ma ..more


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Arbuscular Mycorrhizae in Crop Production
Sampat Nehra
Mycorrhizal fungi are the key components of soil microbiota. They are obligate symbionts but are not host specific. Mycorrhizae are beneficial in low input agricultural systems of tropical acidic and infertile soils. There is tremendous value for mycorrhi ..more


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Basics of Quality Seed Production
O. P. KhedarR.V. SinghS. S. Punia
The book provides basic knowledge about seed production. It covers Introduction about importance of seed and seed Act 1966, Quality seed production (including categories of seed; seed indents; factors affecting seed quality; maintenance of genetic purity  ..more


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Seed Production Technology in Field Crops
O. P. KhedarR.V. SinghY. K. SinsinwarVed Prakash
Present book “Seed Production Technology in Field Crops”, covers 15 chapters including Introduction of the crop; isolation and seed certification standards, climate, selection of seed plot, manure and fertilizer, field preparation, crop rotations, seed an ..more


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Biodiversity: Monitoring and Utilisation
B. B. HosettiK. L. Naik
The book includes 16 chapters on the diverse aspects of biological diversity. The chapter 1 includes various aspects of biodiversity such as concept, definition, scope, diversity indices and their importance. Conservation of wild plant species outside the ..more


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Agroforestry and Climate Change Management
A. Arunachalam
Climate change is increasingly recognized as the greatest global threat facing humanity. For the majority of the world’s population, the persistent problems of food insecurity,  ..more


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Advanced Commercial Floriculture, in 2 Vols. 2nd Edition
S. K. BhattachajreeL.C. De
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
K. K.BoraKaran SinghArvind Kumar
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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