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Advances in Botanical Research in North East India

S.K. Borthakur (Editor) A. Bawri (Editor) N. Nath (Editor)

The book is a collection of 27 articles on floristic, phytogeography systematic, traditional knowledge, ecology and other aspects of botanical research in North Eastern India authored by different experts in their respective fields.

Contents: Preface. I. Plant and microbial diversity: 1. Botanical tour to D’ Ering WLS, Arunachal Prades/M. Bhaumik. 2. Aeromycoflora over rice field in Moreh-a border town of Manipur and Myanmar (Burma)/Jayalaxmi Ningthoujam, Biman Kumar Dutta and N. Irabanta Singh. 3. Density of periphyton in the high altitude flooded rice fields in ziro, Arunachal Pradesh/Rajashree Saikia, Akash Kachari, Tapati and Debangshu Narayan Das. 4. Phytogeographicl affinities and endemism of locally utilized tree species of Papumpare Disrict, Arunachal Pradesh/Bhabjit Doley. 5. Diversity of diatoms in and around Dibrugarh Town/Bhaswati Kakati. 6. Diversity and conservation status of tree species in Baksa District, Assam/D. Baro and S.K. Borthakur. 7. Orchid diversity of Chaiturgarh Hills, Korba District (Chhattisgarh), India/S.K. Chaturvedi and S. Vinodia. II. Systematics of Flowering Plants: 8. Taxonomic study of Brucea mollis wall.ex kurz-a RET medicinal plant of NE India/Debashree Kakati and S.K. Borthakur. 9. Foliar micromorphological characters of certain species of Senna Mill, with emphasis on taxonomy/S. Baruah and Birina Bhuyan. 10. Taxonomic investigation on Peliosanthes violaceae compex (Asparagaceae) in Notheast India/Dilip Kr Roy. 11. Taxonomy, diversity and distribution of clerodendrum L. in Assam/N. Das and S.K. Borthakur. 12. Morpho-taxonomic and foliar epidermal studies of the genus paspalum L. (poaceae) in Barak Valley, Assam/Moonmee Devi and Debjyopti Bhattacharyya. 13. Morphological variations of Lasia spinosa (L). Thwaites distributed in Assam, India/Puspita Hore, Zina Moni Shandilya, Lisha Gurung, S.K. Borthakur and Bhaben Tanti. III. Ethnobotany and Traditional Wisdom: 14. Medicinal plants used against Malaria: a case study among Adi tribe of Arunahcal Pradesh/Luk Bahadur Chetry, Farina Panyang, Summi Doming, Tapi Taka and Tonlong Wangpan. 15. Impact of culture, food and biodiversity in crop evolution : a case study of three major ethnic communities of Assam/Sneha Hasnu, Kishor Deka, Biswadeep Gogoi, Lisha Gurung and Bhaben Tanti. IV. Wetland and aquatic plants: 16. Comparative study of aquiatic plant communities of two major wetlands of Kamrup District of Assam, India/Upen Deka and Tapan Dutta., V. Biotechnology and Bioprospecting: 17. Protective effect of Scoparia dulcis leaf extract against free fatty acid induced oxidative stress in skeletal Muscle cells/Bhaskarjyoti Gogoi, Anowar Hussain, Purvita Chowdhury, Rupak Mukhopadhyay, Suman Dasgupta and Alak K. Buragohain. 18. Micropropagation of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook.f. and Thomson: a high yielding platform for sustainable production of metabolites/Vartika Srivastava and Rakhi Chaturvedi. 19. Cultivation of Homalomena aromatic (Roxb.) Schott, a high value medicinal and aromatic plant of Assam, India/Nabajyoti Borah and Biman Kumar Dutta. 20. Analysis of genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance of yield contributing characters of mutant rice strains (Oryza sativa L.)/Dharmeswar Barman. VI. Carbon sequestration and ecology: 21. Comparative assessment of biomass carbon stock potential in two different plantation systems in Barak Valley North East India/Rinku Moni Kalita, Ashesh Kumar Das and Arunjyoti Nath. 22. Plant species diversity and community analysis of Apricola Reserve Forest in Assam, N.E,. India/Jyotishman Deka, Amal Bawri, Mohammed Latif Khan and Om Prakash Tripathi. 23. Species composition and community characteristics of Primula habitats in Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya/Amal Bawri. Jyotishman Deka, P.R. Gajurel, S.K. Borthakur and Mohammed Latif Khan. 24. Impact of disturbance on ecosystem stability: implication for indigenous tree species management along the protected reserve and unprotected village forests in Tripura Northeast India/Koushik Majumdar, Bal Krishna Choudhary and B.K. Datta. 25. Status of exotic invasive species in Gauhati University Campus/Mahesh Das and N. Nath. VII. Review Articles: 26. Notes on brucea mollis wall.ex Kurz-chemical constituents and biological properties/Prapty Das, Bhaben Tanti and S.K. Borthakur. 27. Prospects of microbial enzymes in biotechnological industry/Bhisma Narayan Swargiari and Rubul Buragohain. Index.

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About the author

S.K. Borthakur

S.K. Borthakur, Ph.D., F.B.S., F.E.S. is Professor, Department of Botany, Gauhati University and is well-known field botanist of India. He is particularly known for his ethnobotanical and floristic works in north-eastern India. He has published more than 70 research papers in India and beyond, several popular articles and two books. Worthy of special mention is his books-Illustrated Manual of Ferns of Assam. He has attended a number of national and international conferences in India and abroad. Several scholars have obtained their M.Phil and Ph.D. degree under the guidance of Dr. Borthakur. He is recipient of S.K. Jain Medal of Society of Ethnobotanists in 1998 and act as member of several national and international professional bodies and editorial board of journals.

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Title Advances in Botanical Research in North East India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.05.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789386302526
length xxvi+404p., Illustrations Black and White; Maps Black and White; 24cm.