Overview for Medicinal Plants of Uttarakhand (In 3 Volumes)
The present book reveals the presence of important medicinal plants with their traditional and genomic based importance in Uttarakhand. The medicinal plants are placed in the alphabetical order for ease to the reader. The numerous snaps will make the visual identification much easier. The purpose of the book is to broadly indicate the traditional and genomic information including botanical name, common name, taxonomy, genomic taxonomical ID, habit, habitat, location in Uttarakhand, part use, medicinal use, number of nucleotides, proteins and ESTs (available on NCBI), chemical information (available on PubChem), and scientific literatures .
It is hoped that book will be helpful to stimulate the genomic research on medicinal plants, prevent the patent on medicinal plants, invent/develop novel herbal drugs and sustainable use of future planning of medicinal plants of “Herbal state” (Uttarakhand) of India. All the three volumes of this book will be of immense use to researchers, academicians, budding scientists, ethnobotanists, conservationists, resource managers and nature enthusiasts.
Anuj Kumar (Author)
Anuj Kumar is a passionate bioinformaticist with extensive interests on plant and human genomics. He is currently working as In-charge of Advanced Centre for Computational and Applied Biotechnology, Uttarakhand Council for Biotechnology, Govt. of Uttarakhand. He completed his M.Sc. in Bioinformatics from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut (India). Since last few years, Anuj has been involved in drug discovery and functional annotation of cereals genomes especially unannotated wheat genome. He has authored more than 20 research papers/articles in the research journals.
K.P. Singh (Author)
Dr. K.P. Singh (b. 21 July 1962) studied at the R.B.S. College, Agra,and completed M.Sc. in 1984 and Ph.D. in 1989. He joined the Department of Botany of the college as a Lecturer in 1989 and is presently a Senior Reader there. He has published 35 research papers in national and international journals and has edited tow books. Twelve of his students have already been awarded Ph.D. degrees and he is guiding eight others for their doctorate. He is a Fellow of the Indian Botanical Society, the Mendelian Society of Indian and the International society for Conservation of Natural Resources. He has been a member of the executive council of the Indian Botanical Society.
Upendra Kumar (Author)
Dr. Upendra Kumar is currently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Molecular Biology, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, College of Basic Sciences & Humanities, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (Haryana) India. Dr. Kumar completed his M.Sc., M.Phil. & Ph.D. in Botany from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut (India). Before joining CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Dr. Kumar was working as Scientific Officer in Centre for Excellence for Mountain Biology, Uttarakhand Council for Biotechnology, Haldi, (Pantnagar). Dr. Kumar has published more than 25 papers/articles in the reputed research journals.