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Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (Volume XIII)

 
Atiya Khanum (Editor) Irfan Ali Khan (Editor)
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Plants have provided all the basic needs of man ever since his birth and evolution. Plants are the sources of food, medicine, fuel, fibre and others. Plants have been associated with the health of mankind from time immenmorial and also the important source of medicines even since the dawn of human civilization. In the past, sickness was viewed as a punishment from God, and hence was treated with prayers and rituals. India has been a traditional exporter of medicinal plants for the past several decades and ranks as one of the foremost supplier of medicinal plants in the world. The importance of traditional medicine and medicinal plants is slowly gaining ground. Traditional remedies in India not only gaining ground. Traditional remedies in India not only offer an affordable health care system; but also hold immense potential for the international market in this age of patents and intellectual property rights.

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About the authors

Atiya Khanum

Dr. Atiya Khanum obtained her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Botany from the Osmania University, Hyderabad. Dr. Khanum has worked on the ecology of two lakes of Hyderabad with special reference eto Planktonic and Mat-forming algal communities. She is Associate Professor and Head of the P.G. Department of Botany. Nawab Shah Alam Khan Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Research (Affiiated to the Osmania University), Anwarul Uloom College Campus, Mallepally, Hyderabad. She teaches Ecology, Environmental Biology and Phytogeography to the Post Graduate students at this center. She has published 34 research articles in reputed journals. Dr. Khanum has also co-authored three text books and co-edited nineteen reference books with her husband, Dr. Irfan Ali Khan.

Irfan Ali Khan

Dr. Irfan Ali Khan obtained his M.Sc. from the Alilgarh Muslim University and Ph.D. in Botany from the Osmania University, Hyderabad, specializing in Genetics and Plant Breeding Dr.Khan is the Director of Nawab Shah Alam Khan Centre for Post graduate Studies and Research (Affiliated to the Osmania University), Anwarul Uloom College Campus, Mallepally, Hyderabad. He teaches Post Graduate students and guides research scholars at this center. He has publsiehd 135 research papers in the reputed National and International Journals and is now panel of experts on mungbean for all countries of the South-East Asia and the Middle East. His name has been included in the Directory of contribution of Muslim Plant Scientists in India. Dr. Khan has been the editor of "frontiers in Plant Science", has edited twenty six reference books and has co-authored three text books with his wife, Dr. Atiya Khanum. He is a Fellow of the Indian Society of Genetics (F.I.s.G.).

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Bibliographic information

Title Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (Volume XIII)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1s ed.
Publisher Ukaaz Publications
Language: English
isbn 8188279269
length vii+295p., Tables; Figures; References; 25cm.