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Mulberry Sericulture: Problems and Prospects

B N Pandey (Editor) A.K. Tripathi (Editor) Kamal Jaiswal (Editor) Sunil P. Trivedi (Editor)
Synopsis Mulberry (Morus spp.) is an important commercial crop cultivated extensively both in temperate and tropical climatic conditions as a sole food plant for silkworm, Bombayx mori. Being perennial, deep rooted, high biomass producing foliage plant, mulberry gained importance in sericulture industry as a food resource for silk worms. Besides, other factors, no doubt, leaf quality of mulberry plays a pivotal role in up keeping of silkworms and production of silk. This has generated an interest in seri-biologists to develop a variety of improved strains of mulberry by continuous breeding efforts. Moreover, researches were also carried out to explore and develop disease resistant mulberry plants with superior leaf quality. The present book entitle Mulberry Sericulture : Problems and Prospects, has been painted on a large canvas with broad strokes comprising 19 chapters by experts and researchers delved in their respective fields covering the subject area.
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About the authors

B N Pandey

Dr. B.N. Pandey (b 1946), Professor and Head, Dept. of Zoology, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya has brilliant academic career. He was awarded Gold Medals for standing first in first class both at B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. level. He is recipients of many other Gold Medals in such as Congress of Zoology Gold Medal in 1995 and 1998, Dorabjee Tata Gold Medal (2000) and Century Eminent Scientists Gold Medal (1998-2000) by Zoological Survey of India; Scientists of the year 2002 gold Medal by National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi. He obtained his Ph. D degree in the year 1975. Dr. Pandey to his credit has 145 original research papers published in the journal of National and International repute, 12 books, supervised successfully 36 Ph. D. students and organized 4 National Seminar. He worked as principal investigators in a number of major research projects funded by I.C.A.R., U.G.C. AND D.S.T., New Delhi. He was elected as president, section of zoology, entomology and fisheries of 83rd Indian Science Congress Association held at Patiala in January 1996. Besides attending several National and International Seminars abroad (Beijing, Taiwan Korea), he chaired one session at “The 3rd International Symposium of Asia and Oceania Society for comparative Endocrinology held at Kwanjiu (south Korea) in September 1998. Presently, Dr. Pandey is devoted to his research and teaching activities in Magadh University, Bodh Gaya. Dr. Pandey has the honour of being honorary fellow of several learned societies of India. Dr. Pandey has been elected President, Zoological Survey of India in December 2001.

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A.K. Tripathi

A.K. Tripathi is presently a senior lecturer in Department of Electronics Engineering (Degree Division) at Institute of Engineering and Rural Technology, Allahabad (U.P.). He has been teaching courses in Control and Analog Signal Processing for the past over 10 years at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has served as a faculty member (guest) in Electronics Deptt. of MNNIT, Allahabad for six years. He has rich R & D and industrial experience too. He served IAF till 1994. He earned ME with honours in Control and Instrumentation from MNNIT, Allahabad in 1996. He is currently pursuing research in the field of Control and Analog Signal Processing.

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Title Mulberry Sericulture: Problems and Prospects
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.03.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8131305065
length xix+236p., Tables; Figures