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Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (Volume IX)

 
Atiya Khanum (Editor) Irfan Ali Khan (Editor)
Synopsis

The hills and oceans of India contain a variety of medicinal plants which have been used traditionally for treatment of various diseases. Most of these plants are known to the local tribes and remains scientifically unexplored. Medicinal uses of quite a number of plants have been mentioned in Vedas, Puranas and Susruta. From time immemorial, human beings have learned about plants/herbs for curative treatment of diseases. Sensing the importance and antidisease properties of the medicinal and aromatic plants, articles of this book have been compiled to give a clear idea of the subject and also help the medical practitioners to keep abreast of the latest developments.

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About the authors

Atiya Khanum

Dr. Atiya Khanum obtained her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Botany from the Osmania University, Hyderabad. Dr. Khanum has worked on the ecology of two lakes of Hyderabad with special reference eto Planktonic and Mat-forming algal communities. She is Associate Professor and Head of the P.G. Department of Botany. Nawab Shah Alam Khan Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Research (Affiiated to the Osmania University), Anwarul Uloom College Campus, Mallepally, Hyderabad. She teaches Ecology, Environmental Biology and Phytogeography to the Post Graduate students at this center. She has published 34 research articles in reputed journals. Dr. Khanum has also co-authored three text books and co-edited nineteen reference books with her husband, Dr. Irfan Ali Khan.

Irfan Ali Khan

Dr. Irfan Ali Khan obtained his M.Sc. from the Alilgarh Muslim University and Ph.D. in Botany from the Osmania University, Hyderabad, specializing in Genetics and Plant Breeding Dr.Khan is the Director of Nawab Shah Alam Khan Centre for Post graduate Studies and Research (Affiliated to the Osmania University), Anwarul Uloom College Campus, Mallepally, Hyderabad. He teaches Post Graduate students and guides research scholars at this center. He has publsiehd 135 research papers in the reputed National and International Journals and is now panel of experts on mungbean for all countries of the South-East Asia and the Middle East. His name has been included in the Directory of contribution of Muslim Plant Scientists in India. Dr. Khan has been the editor of "frontiers in Plant Science", has edited twenty six reference books and has co-authored three text books with his wife, Dr. Atiya Khanum. He is a Fellow of the Indian Society of Genetics (F.I.s.G.).

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Bibliographic information

Title Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (Volume IX)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Publisher Ukaaz Publications
Language: English
isbn 8188279099
length viii+278p.