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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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Water Pollution : Assessment, Modelling and Management
Asha Gupta
Rapid population growth, increasing urbanization, industrialization, commercial and residential developments and intensive agricultural practices have resulted in increase in production of domestic and industrial sewage, agricultural runoff, fertilizers and insecticides leading to the degradation of surface and groundwater quality adversely affecting human health and the natural environment. Once contaminated it becomes necessary to regularly monitor the quality of water and to devise ways and means to protect and manage it for ensuring better livelihoods and sustainable development. Specific contaminants leading to pollution in water include a range of of chemicals, pathogens, and physical changes such as elevated temperature. Problems caused by the increase of pollutant loads discharged into natural water bodies require regulation based on assessment of scientific results that relate pollutant discharge with changes in water quality. Understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of a wide range of issues including the physical processes of mixing and dilution, chemical and biological processes, data acquisition and measurement, involved in water quality modelling help in taking appropriate management decisions. The book covers variety of topics viz., Water pollution : sources effects and control; Adverse performance of hydropower projects due to chemical nature of water; Ecological stress on the diversity of aquatic flora and fauna; Toxicity of ammonium perchlorate waste water fish Tilapia massambica; Toxicity of chlorinated pesticides on vital organs of fish Puntius tiato; Impact of heavy metal contamination of industrial waste water on cultivated vegetables; Distribution of heavy metals in lake sediments; Rate of reparian vegetation in pollution abatement, Water equality analysis of community ponds; Comparative assessment of ground water; Effects of elevated temperatures on phytoplankton population, Environmetric models in the assessment of surface water quality; Investigation on the physico chemical parameters of tropical river; Ground water arsenic contamination; application of mathematical models in aquatic pollution assessment. Chapter on affect of carbon sources on the biomass build-up and degradation of rubber processing industing effluent have added value to the book. Thus the book provides a glimpse of water pollution studies involving assessment of a wide range of data and interdisciplinary processes so as to apply for more efficient methods of water pollution modelling and management.  ..more


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Text Book of Biotechnologyp
Preeti Gupta
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Vanya Jeev Sanrakshan
Chandra Prakash Shukl
Hindi ..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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Secret Powers of Yoga for You
Ashok Kumar
The aim of this book is to expose the secret powers of YOGA to the readers. You are a bundle of energies and these energies (PRAAN SHAKTI) are required for the functioning of various organs and systems. Your soul is the master of your seven bodies—physical body, energy body, mental body, intellectual body, memory recorder, ego and bliss body (where your soul is supposed to reside). After BHOGA (worldly pleasures), all these seven bodies get depleted. Through YOGA practice, you can charge your depleted batteries. First you have to realise your soul and then connect to the powerful divine soul, there after the soul is recharged. This charged up soul empowers the depleted seven bodies to again undertake daily chores with renewed vigour. Powers from YOGA, cure all your diseases and you get the secret formula for success in every field. YOGA introduces you to aspire for more wealth, it helps you in insomnia, it gives you sexual powers to enjoy your married life and improves your social life also. It teaches you to forgive, forget and proceed ahead, become flexible in attitude and change your destiny. YOGA makes you courageous and tells you, how to remain young and live upto 100 years or more and exposes you to many more such secret powers, so that you can enjoy your life. A SAADHAK who practices YOGA, achieves a state of PRAGYA (wisdom). This wisdom can be used for achieving best results in any field. You can also use PRAGYA for the acquisition of the super natural powers such as how to understand language of animals, how to know your past lives, how to disappear in presence of other people, how to read mind of other people, how to get strength like a horse or elephant, how to know subtle things, hidden objects and distant objects, how to know solar system, how to know the complete structure of your body, how to walk on the water, how to walk in the sky and many more such miraculous secret powers. This book is a treasure trove of secret powers of YOGA, which will do wonders for you. Go for treasure hunting. You DESERVE it.  ..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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Padap Prajanan
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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Mrada, Jal Sanrakshan avem Drip Sinchai
Chandra Prakash Shukl
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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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