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Glimpses of Indian Phycology: P. Sarma-Felicitation Volume

A.N. Kargupta (Editor) J.P. Keshri (Editor)
Synopsis The aim of this book is to highlight the current activities in algal research in the country. Emphasis has been given to taxonomy and biology of the algae as a whole. Charophytes and cyanophytes (cyanobacteria) have been given special attention. The former groups has drawn considerable attention of the plant biologists, since they are now established as progenitors of land plants. Cytotaxonomy, morphotaxonomy and phylogency of this group has also been given proper position in this treatise. On the other hand, cyanophytes are important because they are the primary colonizers of denuded land. Due to their twin ability of nitrogen fixation and photosynthesis they influence considerably the ecology of different niches. Their genetic make-up, taxonomy and ecology, germplasm conservation, their role in agriculture and other aspects have been covered in greater detail. Fossil algae are important from the evolutionary point of view. Three papers on fossil algae have enriched this volume. Some more important topics on taxonomy and biology of other algal groups have also been included in this volume. Thus the book covers all the aspects related to algae right from taxonomy, ecology, genetics, to palaeobotany. As such the book reflects the current status of phycological researches going on in the country.
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About the authors

A.N. Kargupta

Dr. Amarendra Nath Kargupta, MSc., Ph.D., FBS, UGC Career Awardee, is Professor of Botany in L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga. He has been teaching and guiding research in Botany since last over 25 years. Prof. Kargupta is well known for his contributions in the field of morphotaxonomy and ecology of fresh water algae. He worked on the flora of Bihar, West Bengal and bordering areas of Nepal, and published about forty research papers in national and foreign journals of international repute. He is the author of 74 taxa, new to science. He made several reviews and taxonomic revisions apart from adding many taxa new to India, Nepal, Bihar and West Bengal. He is also the author of two monographs The genus Spirogyra (Chlorophyceae: Zygnemataceae) in West Bengal, India (J. Cramer Publ., Germany), Algal flora of Bihar: Zygnemataceae (Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun) and editor of several books: Algal Ecology: An overview (International Publ., Dehra Dun), Advances in Phycology (APC Publ., New Delhi) and Phycology: Nature and Nurture (Kalyani Publ., New Delhi). He is actively associated with Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Botanical Society, Delhi Botanical Society, International Society for Plant Morphologists, Indian Phycological Society, Bangladesh Botanical Society, and ECOS, Nepal. He is an honorary referee in some international journals published from India and Nepal. His biography has been offered for inclusion in Who’s Who in the World (USA) and Eminent Personalities of India (IBRF, India). He has been honoured by young teachers forum of L.N. Mithila University and invited for membership in the research board of advisors of American Biographical Institute. Prof. Kargupta has recently been nominated by Hon’ble Governor of Bihar as a member of the Senate in B.N. Mandal University, Madhepura, Bihar.

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J.P. Keshri

Dr. Jai Prakash Keshri is a faculty member of the Postgraduate Department of Botany, The University of Burdwan and teaching Phycology both in general and special papers. He did his M.Sc. in Botany with specialization in “Phycology” from Burdwan University and Ph.D. on “Filamentous green algae of West Bengal” under the guidance of Prof. Pranjit Sarma, an eminent phycologist of India. His area of research interest is Freshwater algae: ecology and taxonomy, with special reference to green algae and blue green algae. Presently he is working on desmids and blue green algae with aim to establish a germplasm bank of these groups in Eastern India. He has contributed over twenty papers mostly in International journals. He is an important contributor of the forthcoming volumes of ‘Photomicrographs of Freshwater algae’ (editors T. Yamagishi 7 M. Akiyama), Uchida Rokokuho, Tokyo, Japan. He is a life member of several National academic societies like Phycological society, Botanical Society and Palaeobotanical Society and a regular member of International Phycological Society. Having a keen interest in Indian classical music, he is a life member of Indian Music Congress also.

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Title Glimpses of Indian Phycology: P. Sarma-Felicitation Volume
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121103339
length xvi+384p., Tables; Figures; Plates; Maps; References; 24cm.