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Emerging Trends in Biological Sciences

T. Pullaiah (Author)
Synopsis The book includes 20 research and review articles on various aspects of Biological Sciences written by leading experts. The first article is on M6P / IGF-IIR protein. It is followed by two articles on VAM Fungi. The following two articles are on antimicrobial activity of medicinal plants. Chapters 6 and 7 deal with the toxicity of fungal infections. Airborne bacteria is given in the following chapter. Cyanobacterial diversity is described by Gupta in the next chapter. Adoptional behaviour of Sericulturists is discussed in chapter 10. Spermoderm paterns have been described in the next followed by a review article on Phyto-pharmacology of Plumbago zeylanica. Subsequent article is on Biosystematic studies of Chloris. Karuppasamy et al. give the details of Plant diversity in Sirumalai hills in Chapter 14. Prof. P.N. Rao discusses Taxonomy in the service of man in the following. This is followed by a paper on Freerea indica, an endangered taxon. Conservation of Mangrove forests in Bhitarkanika is given Chapter 17. Last three articles are on tissue culture studies of Acacia concinna and Bixa orellana.
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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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Title Emerging Trends in Biological Sciences
Author T. Pullaiah
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.06.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788170356066
length ix+255p., Tables; Colored Plates; Index; 25cm.