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Introduction to Algae

S. Sundara Rajan (Author)
Synopsis Algae constitute and important group of cryptogams whose study is essential for all the students of Botany. They (Algae) constitute an integral past of the flora both in fresh water and marine waters. In the evolutionary hierarchy of plants, algae occupy a pivotal position as they pave the path for structural and functional adaptations of plants at the basic level. A detailed study of algae is a part and parcel of the curriculum for the students of Botany at the undergraduate and post graduate level.An Introduction to Algae is a text book meant for undergraduate students studying botany. The format of the book has been prepared in such a way that students of all Indian Universities can use this book. Post graduate students also will find the book useful for their studies.The book consists of nine chapters. Chapter one deals with the general characters of Algae. Chapters 3 to 8 deal with different classes of Algae including life history study of several important members. The book is profusely illustrated to make the understanding of the subject easy.
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About the author

S. Sundara Rajan

Dr. S. Sundara Rajan obtained the D.Sc. degree in Botany from the University of Mysore, specializing in plant morphology. He has been teaching and conducting research in Botany for the past 33 years. Currently, he is the Head of the Post-graduate Department of Botany, St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore. Dr. Sundara Rajan’s research interests include plant morphology, physiology, genetics and evolution. He has published over 40 research papers in National and International Journals and has authored more than a dozen books on botany published by leading publishers of India. Dr. Sundara Rajan has traveled abroad widely and has presented papers in many International Conferences. He has contributed several invited articles to many books and encyclopaedias. Presently, his research interests include tracing the history of botany in ancient India, on which he has published about half a dozen papers. Dr. Sundara Rajan has received many research awards and grants. Recently, he has been given the state award for being the best college teacher in Science by the Government of Karnataka.

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Bibliographic information

Title Introduction to Algae
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788126107162
length viii+279p., 22cm.