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Seeds, Bioregulants and Applied Plant Biotechnology

Arvind Kumar (Author) K.K. Bora (Editor) Karan Singh (Editor)

The objective to the background of this publication has been to follow an equilibriated and realistically inter-disciplinary approach for enhancing productivity with sustainability. Hence, research papers and review articles contained in this publication have focused on vital aspects relating to productivity of crops and plants. Scientific information on practical aspects of osmoconditioning, thermoconditioning and invigoration of seeds for enhancing seed yield and quality have been documented alongwith dry permeation technique. Usefulness of traditional farming practices and their compatibility with modern agrotechniques have been included. Practical utility along with economic viability of PGRs applications in field, forestry and horticultural crops have also been embodied along with some potent and new plant growth regulators. A special review article on the role of plant physiology in biotechnological innovations has also been processed. Seed biological, phytohormonological and biotechnological aspects of crops like wheat, pea and other pulses, oilseed crops like groundnut and mustard, fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants, ornamental plants, spices, MPT (multi-purpose trees) like neem are the subjects of some research papers and review articles. Emphasis on micropropagational biotechnology has been given to obtain virus-free seedlings of few plants. Scientists, teachers, scholars, scientific managers, planners and administrators who have their interests in botanical, agribotanical, forestal, environmental, biotechnological, seed physiological, seed pathological, horticultural aspects shall certainly be benefitted by the scientific information contained in this book.

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About the authors

Arvind Kumar

Dr. Arvind Kumar (b. 23-03-1953), University Professor, Department of Zoology, S.K. University, Dumka has 24 years' experience as an outstanding teacher and researcher. He is a recipient of National Merit Scholarship all through his college and university years and got meritorial fellowship of CSIR, New Delhi. He has been awarded Professor W.A. Nizami Gold Medal by the Zoological Society of India in 2000during 11th annual Congress. He did his M. Sc. In Zoology in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1982 on Eco-Physiology of Aquatic Insect from Bhagalpur University. He has done pioneering work in the field of limnology, aquatic insect ecology, biodiversity, conservation and tribal ecology. Dr. Kumar has successfully guided more than 11 research scholars for Ph.D. and got more than 205 research articles and reviews published in reputed national and international journals. He has authored/ edited more than 15 books and is also on the Editorial Board of more than a dozen esteemed national and international journal. Dr Kumar is a fellow, life-member and member of number of organizations and is also working as office bearer of some of them. Dr. Kumar has charied a number of sessions of different seminars/ symposia. He was also made convener of the National Symposium organized by S.K. University in 1998. He has been invited to different Universities, such as, University of Madras, Chennai, Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad, etc. to deliver lectures' on different topics of Environmental Sciences. Presently, Dr. Kumar is the Charman of Board of Environment Impact Assessment & Ecoplanning, Jharkhand, President of Tribal Ecoconservation Society ad Secretary General of Society of Environmental Sciences. He is also the Chief Editor of Journal of Current Sciences and the Editor of Indian Journal of Environment and Ecoplanning. Professor Kumar has visited Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy & Vienna in 2005 and China, Japan & Singapore in 2006 in order to deliver lectures during international symposia.  He is a fellow, life member and member of number of organizations and is also working as office organizations and is also working as office bearer of some of them.  Dr. Kumar has chaired a number of sessions of different seminars/symposia in India and abroad.  He has been editing there international scientific journals at a time regularly since more than fifteen years and is Editor-in-Chief of The Ekologia , Chief Editor of Journal of Current Sciences & Editor of Indian Journal of Environment and Ecoplanning.  Dr. Kumar is also the hon'ble member, Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board, Ranchi.

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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.

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Bibliographic information

Title Seeds, Bioregulants and Applied Plant Biotechnology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st. Ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8171322921
length 355p.