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Advances in Pteridology

Pravin Chandra Trivedi (Editor)
Synopsis This book, Advances in Pteridology, provides a comprehensive and critical review of the work done in different areas of Pteridology including systematics, morphology, anatomy, reproductive biology, phytochemical study, biodiversity conservation and ethnomedicinal pteridophytes. The book contains 19 chapters covering detailed classifications of ferns and reproductive biology of homosporous ferns and excellent accounts of genus Selaginella, Marsilea, Isoetes, Cyathea, Ophioglossum and Phymatopteris. Aspects covering the antibacterial effect of pteridophytes and the ethnomedicinal uses of pteridophytes have been specially included to project their role and use in the twenty-first century. A comprehensive account of recent observations on the biodiversity of vascular cryptogams and hot spot areas of Kumaon Himalayas is given to throw light on the importance of preservation of vanishing pteridophytes of India. The book will be useful to researchers, teachers and students of Botany and Pteridology.
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About the author

Pravin Chandra Trivedi

Dr. Pravin Chandra Trivedi (born 3 March 1953), Ph.D., F.B.S., F.P.S.I., F.N.S.I., F.L.S. (London), F.B.R.S., F.M.A., F.E.S.; Professor of Botany; Director, College Development Council and Vice-Principal of Maharaja's College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, has a brilliant academic career, standing first in all examinations. He joined Rajasthan University as Lecturer in Botany in 1974. Dr. Trivedi worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the North Carolina State University. Raleigh, U.S.A. in 1983-84. He has published more than 170 research papers and review articles in journals of repute. He has edited and written 27 books. Dr. Trivedi has guided 24 Ph.D. students. He has been the Principal Investigator of 17 major research projects funded by D.S.T., I.C.A.R., U.G.C., C.S.I.R. and D.B.T. He is an elected Fellow of Seven reputed academic bodies. Dr, Trivedi has visited several major research laboratories and delivered invited talks in many international conferences held in the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K., Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Singapore, Austria and Belgium. Presently, he is an elected President of the Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi (Central Zoe); Councillor and Convenor, Jaipur Cahpter of Indian Science Congress Association; Councillor of Indian Botanical and Honorary Secretary-General of the Rajasthan Academy of Sciences. Dr. Trivedi is a recipient of Scientist of the Year Award 2001, Bioved Fellowship Award and Young Scientist Project Award. He is a member of the editorial and advisory board of seven reputed journals. He has organized seven national seminars and participated in many at national and international levels. He is also a member of the expert panels of many national organizations including U.P.S.C. His major research interest includes nematode biology, biological control of pests, biotechnology, medicinal plants, ethnobotany and biodiversity conservation.

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Title Advances in Pteridology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st Ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8171323006
length xxiv+296p.