Biodiversity in India Vol. 7

by Pullaiah T, S Karurppusamy, S Sandhya Rani

ISBN: 9789351303336
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Imprint : Regency Publications
Year : 2021
Price : Rs. 13995.00
Biblio : viii+433P., tables, figs., col. Plts., index, 25cm

Author Profile

"Prof. T. Pullaiah obtained his M.Sc. (1973) and Ph.D. (1976) degrees in Botany from Andhra University. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Moscow State University, Russia during 1976-78. He traveled widely in Europe and USA and visited Universities and Botanical Gardens in about 17 countries. Professor Pullaiah joined Sri Krishnadevaraya University as Lecturer in 1979 and became Professor in 1993. He held several positions in the University, which include Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Head of the Department of Botany, Chairman, BOS in Botany, Head of the Department of Sericulture, Co-ordinator and Chairman, BOS in Biotechnology, Vice Principal and Principal, S.K.University College. He retired from active service on 31st May 2011. He was selected by UGC as UGC-BSR Faculty Fellow and is working in Sri Krishnadevaraya University. Prof. Pullaiah has published 53 books, 295 research papers and 35 popular articles. His books include Flora of Andhra Pradesh (5 volumes), Flora of Eastern Ghats (vol. 1-4), Biodiversity in India (vol. 1-6), Encyclopaedia of World Medicinal plants (5 volumes), Indian Medicinal Plants (2 volumes), Herbal Antioxidants (3 volumes) Taxonomy of Angiosperms (presently in 3rd edition), Plant Development, Plant Reproduction, Plant Tissue Culture, Flora of Guntur district, Flora of Kurnool, Flora of Anantapur district, Flora of Nizamabad, Flora of Ranga Reddi district etc. He is Principal Investigator of 20 major Research Projects totaling more than a Crore of Rupees funded by DBT, DST, CSIR, UGC, BSI, WWF, GCC etc. Under his guidance 52 students obtained their Ph.D. degrees and 35 students their M.Phil. degrees. He is recipient of Best Teacher Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh, Prof. P. Maheswari Gold Medal and Prof. G.Panigrahi Memorial Lecture of Indian Botanical Society and Prof. Y.D.Tyagi Gold medal of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. He is President of Indian Botanical Society and President of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. He was Member of Species Survival Commission of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). <BR> Dr. S. Karuppusamy obtained his M.Sc. (1996) degree from Madurai Kamaraj University and Ph.D (2002) from Gandhigram University, Tamil Nadu. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow of Sri Krishndevaraya University (2004 – 2008), Anantapur. At present he is working as Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, The Madura College, Madurai since 2008. He has published 95 scientific papers in nationally and internationally reputed journals. He is the co-author of Flora of Andhra Pradesh (Vol. 5) and Flora of Eastern Ghats (Vol. 3 & 4). He is the recipient of Young Botanist Award 2006 from Indian Botanical Society. He has conferred many awards from Scientific bodies in India such as Fellow of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, Fellow of Indian Botanical Society, Yong Scientist award from SERB, New Delhi, etc. He has completed two major research projects fu

About The Book

The present Volume 7 of Biodiversity in India includes 18 chapters covering broad spectrum Biodiversity. It includes Balsaminaceae in Tamil Nadu, Loranthaceae and Viscaceae in Karnataka, Bryophytes of Western Ghats, Pholidota in Himalayas, Lepisorus in Nilgiris, Macrofungi in Kodagu region and Snakes of Sri Krishnadevaraya University campus. A few chapters deal with Non Timber forest produce, medicinal plants and wild edible plants are also dealt with. Ex situ conservation of wild medicinal plants and Biotechnological approaches for rescue of Ceropegia have also been included in the book. The book is profusely illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings.

Table of Contents

Preface v <BR> 1. Systematic Studies on the Family Balsaminaceae of Tamil Nadu 1 <BR> 2. Diversity and Distribution of Macrofungi in Kodagu Region <BR> (Western Ghats): A Preliminary Account 73 <BR> 3. Western Ghats: The World Heritage Site for Biodiversity and <BR> Ecological Security 97 <BR> 4. Bryophytes of the Western Ghats: An Overview 107 <BR> 5. Vascular Flora of Thumpali Hillock 121 <BR> 6. Diversity, Distribution and Current Ecological Status of Botanically <BR> Less Known Pholidota Lindl. ex Hook. Orchid Species of <BR> Darjeeling Himalaya of India 141 <BR> 7. Endemic and Threatened Plants of Indian Thar Desert, <BR> Rajasthan (India) 153 <BR> 8. Mining and its Impacts on Aquatic Plants: A Case Study from <BR> Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya 167 <BR> 9. Inter-Specific Variation Studies on Selected Medicinally <BR> Important Phyllanthus Species Using SDS-PAGE 177 <BR> 10. Chromatographic Studies on some Selected Selaginella Species 187 <BR> 11. Ecology and Distribution of the Genus Lepisorus <BR> (Polypodiaceae: Pteridophyta) from South India with <BR> the Incidence of Apogamous Populations from the Nilgiris 199 <BR> 12. A Study on Non Timber Forest Products Diversity and their <BR> Utility Modes in Dry Deciduous Forests of Kadapa Division, <BR> Andhra Pradesh 219 <BR> 13. Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants in Ponmalai Hills, <BR> Kalkulam Taluk in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India 235 <BR> 14. Wild Edible Plants of Tribals of Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh 255 <BR> 15. Ex situ Conservation of Wild Medicinal Plants at <BR> Botanical Garden, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa 265 <BR> 16. A Review on Biotechnological Approaches for the Rescue of <BR> Endangered Genus Ceropegia L. in India 273 <BR> 17. Snakes of Sri Krishnadevaraya University Campus and its <BR> Surroundings, Andhra Pradesh 299 <BR> 18. Loranthaceae and Viscaceae of Karnataka 319 <BR> Index to Families, Genera and Species 427