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Taxonomy of Angiosperms

T. Pullaiah (Author) S. Karuppusamy (Author)

The Textbook Taxonomy of Angiosperms has been thoroughly revised in this fourth edition. All the earlier chapters have been revised and brought up-to-date. The chapter on Plant nomenclature has been updated as per the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants. A chapter on recent APG IV Classification has been added. Recent examples on modern methods in plant taxonomy have been given. Computer applications in Plant taxonomy, Molecular plant Taxonomy and DNA Bar coding have been added. Instead of orders account on families has been given along with illustrations which will be useful to the students for the competitive exams.

Contents: Preface to fourth edition. Preface to third edition. Preface to second edition. Preface to first edition. 1. Introduction. 2. History of plant classification. 3. Systems of classification. 4. APG IV classification. 5. Origin of angiosperms. 6. Plant nomenclature. 7. Plant identification. 8. Field and herbarium methods. 9. Botanical gardens. 10. Modern methods in plant taxonomy. 11. Molecular plant taxonomy. 12. Computer applications in plant taxonomy. 13. Biosystematics. 14. Botanical survey of India. 15. Selected families of angiosperms. 16. Economic botany. 17. Botanical explorations in India and taxonomists of India. 18. Index.

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About the authors

T. Pullaiah

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 visited Universities and Botanical Gardens in about 16 countries. Professor Pullaiah joined Sri Krishnadevaraya University as a Lecturer in 1979 and became Professor in 1993. At present he is Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences; Head, Department of Botany; Co-ordinator and Chairman BOS in Biotechnology. Professor Pullaiah has published 25 books, 175 research papers and 35 popular articles. His books include Embryology of Compositae; Flora of Andhra Pradesh (4 Vols.); Trees of Andhra Pradesh; Taxonomy of Angiosperms; Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India; Flora of Ranga Reddi District; Flora of Anantapur District; Flora of Kurnool; Flora of Nizamabad; Embryology and Apomixis in Grasses; Flora of Eastern Ghats - Vol.1 and Vol.2; Biodiversity in India - Vol.1; etc. He is principal investigator of 14 major Research Projects totaling more than 70 lakhs funded by DBT, DST, CSIR, DOEF, GCC and WWF. Under his guidance 35 students obtained their Ph.D. degree and 32 students obtained their M. Phil. degree. He is recipient of Best Teacher Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh and receipient of Panchanan Maheshwari Medal of Indian Botanical Society for the year 2002 and Y.D. Tyagi Gold Medal of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. He is a Member of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

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S. Karuppusamy

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 funded by UGC, New Delhi and NIF, Ahmedabad. He is the Principal Investigator of three major research projects from SERB, New Delhi, NIF, Ahmedabad and Forest Department of Tamil Nadu (TBGP- Tamilnadu Biodiversity Greening Project). He is life member of many scientific societies in India.

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Title Taxonomy of Angiosperms
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.07.2018
Edition 4th Revised ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789352220229
length xiv+324p., Tables; Figs.