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Textbook of Embryology of Angiosperms

 
K Lakshminarayana (Author) B. Hanumantha Rao (Author) T. Pullaiah (Author)
Synopsis The book brings together information on the widest range of topics in Embryology of Angiosperms in a single source. Written in a concise manner and ideally suited for students and teachers at colleges and universities this fully illustrated book discusses embryology in sufficient depth. Elaborate illustrations are provided for easy understanding of the subject. The text includes Development and structure of anther and male gametophyte, palynology, development and structure of ovule and female gametophyte, fertilisation, sexual incompatibility, development of endosperm and embryo, and details of polyembryony and apomixis. The text also includes chapter on embryology in relation to taxonomy and another on experimental embryology.
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About the author

T. Pullaiah

Prof. T. Pullaiah obtained his M.Sc., (1973) and Ph.D., (1976) degrees in Botany from Andhra University. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Moscow State University, Russia during 1976-78. He traveled widely in Europe and visited Universities and Botanical Gardens in about 16 countries. Professor Pullaiah joined Sri Krishnadevaraya University as a Lecturer in 1979 and became Professor in 1993. At present he is Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences; Head, Department of Botany; Co-ordinator and Chairman BOS in Biotechnology. Professor Pullaiah has published 25 books, 175 research papers and 35 popular articles. His books include Embryology of Compositae; Flora of Andhra Pradesh (4 Vols.); Trees of Andhra Pradesh; Taxonomy of Angiosperms; Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India; Flora of Ranga Reddi District; Flora of Anantapur District; Flora of Kurnool; Flora of Nizamabad; Embryology and Apomixis in Grasses; Flora of Eastern Ghats - Vol.1 and Vol.2; Biodiversity in India - Vol.1; etc. He is principal investigator of 14 major Research Projects totaling more than 70 lakhs funded by DBT, DST, CSIR, DOEF, GCC and WWF. Under his guidance 35 students obtained their Ph.D. degree and 32 students obtained their M. Phil. degree. He is recipient of Best Teacher Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh and receipient of Panchanan Maheshwari Medal of Indian Botanical Society for the year 2002 and Y.D. Tyagi Gold Medal of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy. He is a Member of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

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Bibliographic information

Title Textbook of Embryology of Angiosperms
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8187498218
length 238p.