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Medicinal Plants: Applied Biology of Domestication and Export

Karan Singh (Author) Susheel Kumar Tyagi (Author)
Synopsis The over-exploitation of wild plants from natural resources (forests) has led to an alarming situation in which many medicinal plants are on the verge of extinction. Therefore, there is growing demand for scientific knowledge to bring more and more wild medicinal plants under the cultivation web. For achieving such objectives the need for scientific data on basic, application-oriented basic and applied aspect of (wild) medicinal plants for their domestication and cultivation has been experienced by people in all walks of life. This is due to the relevance of such information for plant biodiversity, conservation, sustainable development and environmental protection. Hence, recent and updated information on various aspects of applied plant and seed biology under different abiotic stresses have been included in this book. The book embodies comprehensive scientific knowledge of global distribution, phenology, morphology, germination behaviour under normal and abiotic stresses, seedling growth, crop establishment, dormancy, vegetative growth, reproductive biology, agronomic reactions to soil types, economic, pharmaceutical and the yields under different ecological niches and marketing scenario and export of medicinal plants. This book will, therefore, certainly serve students, teachers, scientists and exporters belonging to several disciplines including botany, agricultural botany, medical botany, environmental sciences, plant physiology, seed sciences and technology, horticulture, agronomy and agricultural sciences in general.
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About the authors

Karan Singh

Dr. Karan Singh is senior Professor of applied Pant Biology at A.R.S., Durgapura, Jaipur, a constituent campus of Rajasthan Agricultural University. He has contributed more than 100 research papers, review articles and is the author/editor of several scientific books in English and Hindi. He is member, fellow and office bearer of several academic/research societies. He has guided several scholars for Ph.D. degrees of various universities.

Susheel Kumar Tyagi

Dr. Susheel Kumar Tyagi is a brilliant and hard-working personality. He is the author of many research papers and articles. He is associated with Haryana Educational Services of the Government of Haryana and is reputed for his dedication to the duties assigned to him.

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Bibliographic information

Title Medicinal Plants: Applied Biology of Domestication and Export
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8179100642
length x+190p., Figures; Tables; 23cm.