Plant Taxonomy and Biosystematics: Classical and Modern Methods

by T.S.Rana, K.N.Nair & D.K.Upreti
ISBN: 9789383305414 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 546 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2014
Length: 191 mm | Breadth: 36.8 mm | Height: 235 mm | Imprint: NIPA
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The basic aim of this manual is to provide useful resource materials for training young students and faculties working in the area of plant systematics. The manual provides updated information on basic as well as applied aspects of plant systematics on various groups of plants like Algae, Lichens, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. 1 to 3 describe the various approaches and methods to study microbial and fungal diversity, which is basically a very useful precursor to the students and young researchers. 4 and 5 provide deals with the multi-dimensional approaches in Lichen systematics. The book progresses upwards through the plethora of information on the diversity and systematics of Algae, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms ( 6-10). 11 to 15 contain on the plant methodological details identification, approaches and methods of Flora, revision, monograph and development of herbarium. This information is very important for the students and young faculties who intend to pursue their researches in plant taxonomy. 14 and 15 particularly provide all the relevant information on the International Code of Plant nomenclature including cultivated plants. These s per se are very significant for the amateur as well as serious readers of plant taxonomy. Plant taxonomy and biosystematics is a dynamic subject, as it derives information from various other disciplines like palynology, seed morphology, pharmacognosy, molecular biology, etc. We have, therefore, broaden the scope of this book by including the s on palynology, seed morphology, molecular systematics, biostatistics, ecological and remote sensing methods for diversity analyses, and pharmacognostical tools for identification of herbal drugs ( 16-22). The knowledge and information on these applied aspects of biology in relation to taxonomy will certainly infuse the interest in readers, who are pursuing plant taxonomy as their scientific pursuits. 23 and 24 describe the various methods of characterization and evaluation of ornamental and medicinal plants. The last (25) of the book provides the information about CSIR-NBRI Botanic Garden and its various repositories, which could be of great interest to the readers from the perspectives of plant conservation.

T.S. Rana: Chief Scientist, Area Coordinator and Head Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow – 226 001, Uttar Pradesh, India

K.N.Nair: Senior Scientist, Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow – 226 001, Uttar Pradesh, India

D,K.Upreti is an Indian lichenologist. He served as Director and Chief Scientist at CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow during 1988 to 2017. Also he served as Head of Lichenology and herbarium division. Presently he is serving as CSIR-Emeritus Scientist in the same division.

01. Methods and Tools to Assess the Soil Microbial Community by P.S. Chauhan, A. Mishra and C.S. Nautiyal 02. Plant Virology: Diagnosis, Identification and Disease Management by S.K. Raj, Susheel Kumar and Aarti Kumari 03. Diversity, Systematics and Applications of Fungi by S.P. Singh, Shipra Pandey, Richa Shukla, Poonam C. Singh and A. Mishra 04. Multidimensional Approaches in the Study of Lichens by D.K. Upreti 05. Methods and Techniques in Collection, Preservation and Identification of Lichens by Sanjeeva Nayaka 06. Diversity and Systematics of Algae by M.R. Suseela, Kiran Toppo and M.A. Usmani 07. Methods and Approaches Used in Collection, Preservation and Identification of Algal Resources by Kiran Toppo, M.A. Usmani and M.R. Suseela 08. An Introduction to Bryophyte Diversity and Systematics by A.K. Asthana 09. Pteridophytes: Collection, Identification and Preservation by A.P. Singh and P.B. Khare 10. Diversity and Systematics of Gymnosperms by Baleshwar, Bhaskar Datt and T.S. Rana 11. Different Methods of Plant Identification by L.B. Chaudhary 12. Herbarium: Techniques and Management by Bhaskar Datt, Baleshwar and T.S. Rana 13. Preparation of Flora, Revision and Monograph by L.B. Chaudhary and T.S. Rana 14. A Brief Introduction to The International Code of Plant Nomenclature by L.B. Chaudhary 15. Taxonomy and Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants by K.N. Nair 16. Palynology and Techniques of Pollen Preparation by Arti Garg and Saurabh Sachan 17. Systematic Significance of Seed Characteristics by Kanak Sahai 18. Methods and Approaches in Plant Molecular Systematics by T.S. Rana, D. Narzary, S. Verma, K.S. Mahar, Baleshwar, S.A. Ranade and K.N. Nair 19. Statistical Treatment of Experimental Data for Biosystematics by S.A. Ranade 20. Ecological Sampling Methods for Biodiversity Assessment by Soumit K. Behera 21. Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (Rs - Gis): Important Tools for Assessment of Plant Diversity by Manoj Semwal 22. Identification of Herbal Drugs Using Pharmacognostical Tools by A.K.S. Rawat and M.M. Pandey 23. Characterization of New Cultivars of Ornamentals by R.K. Roy, A.K. Goel, Shilpi Singh and Rameshwar Prasad 24. Cultivation and Evalution of Medicinal Plants by S.K. Tewari, R.C. Nainwal, Shweta Singh and S.K. Sharma 25. Role of Botanic Gardens in Plant Systematic Studies by A.K. Goel and R.K. Roy