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Physiology of Bamboo

K. Francis (Author) P. Shanmughavel (Author)
Synopsis Bamboos are giant, woody, treelike grasses with a long history as an exceptionally versatile and widely used resource. Over 75 genera and 1,250 species have been identified. The present crisis in sustained availability can be ensured only by raising extensive bamboo plantations. The present plantation techniques is based on experience rather than on scientific basis. So, the need for authentic but comprehensive and a broad based book on physiology of bamboo has been long felt. Therefore, all available data is documented in a scientific manner for use as reference to farmers, foresters as well as bamboo researchers. This publication is an effort in that direction.
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About the author

P. Shanmughavel

Dr. P. Shanmughavel has a brilliant academic career in Botany, with specialization in Plantation Forestry and a Ph.D. degree in Botany (Plantation-Bamboo) from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. He has submitted a dissertation for Doctor of Science (D. Sc.). He has specialized in Plantation Bamboo work and contributed more than 120 research papers and popular articles and has also written four books on bamboo. In appreciation of his research work, the Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu, honoured him with the prestigious Tamil Nadu Scientist Award (TANSA) in 2002. His book in a regional language was awarded the Best book of the Year 2002 in the field of Agriculture by the Government of Tamil Nadu. He has visited several Asian and African countries. He is a Principal Investigator of several research works in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China. Presently, he is a Lecturer with the Unit of Bioinformatics, Department of Botany, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Title Physiology of Bamboo
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st. Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172332742
length 154p.