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Chromosomal Diversity in Insect

T V Sathe (Author) S.S. Patil (Author)

Chromosomes are hereditary material and have very important role in speciation and identification of closely related species. Chromosomal diversity and their role in speciation and organic evolution has been discussed in different insects including beetles, mosquitoes, aphids, leafhoppers, grasshoppers etc. The chromosomes are basis for the genetic work. Hence, chromosomes have been reported in 8 species of Coccinellids. Simultaneously, morphological diversity have also been reported and correlated from Sangli district of Maharashtra, India. In all 19 species have been reported from Sangli district. Out of which 11 species are found new to the science. Various concepts of chromosomal diversity, genetics, evolution, speciation and insect pest management will be helpful and stimulatory to students, teachers, and scientists.

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About the authors

T V Sathe

Dr. Sathe Tukaram Vithalrao [M.Sc., Ph.D., Sangit Visharad, IBT (Seri.), F.S.E.Sc., F.I.S.E.C.], Professor in Entomology, Department of Zoology, Department of Zoology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur has teaching experience of 22 years in entomology.  He is contributory teacher for M.Sc. courses in Department of Agrochemicals, Pest Management and Sericulture.  He has published 165 research papers and 22 books viz., Preet Patangachi (drama, 1981), Crop Protection from Insects (Marathi), Sericultural Cropo Protection (1998), Biological Pest Control (2000), Cotton Pests and Biocontrol Agents (2001), Insects Pest Predators (2001), Sericulture and Pest Management (2001), Agrochemicals and Pest Management (2003), Insect Predators and Pest Management (2003), Vermiculture and Organic Farming (2004), Basic Entomology (2005), Fundamentals of Beekeeping (2006), Forest Entomology: A Textbook (2008), etc.  He guided 15 Ph.D. students, completed 4 major research projects (from CSIR, UST, UGC).  He visited Canada (1988), Japan (1988), Thailand (2002, 2004), Spain (2005), France (2005), South Korea (2006), Nepal (2007) for academic work.  He is member of editorial board of several journals in India and involved in T.V. programming of butterflies and moths.  He has published several popular articles in daily newspapers and delivered talks through All India Radio.  He got several prestigious awards "Environmentalists of the Year-2003", "Bharat Jyoti Award-2006", "Jewel of India Award-2006", "Lifetime Education Achievement Award-2006", "Lifetime Achievement Award-2007", "International Gold Star Award-2007", "Eminent Citizen of India Award-2007" etc.  He also got fellowships from several scientific societies.

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S.S. Patil

Dr. S.S. Patil did his MVSc., Ph.D from IVRI, Izatnagar. He is currently holding the past of Scientist in PD ADMAS, Bangalore. He has visited OIE laboratory for Rabies at Melzville, France. Currently, he is Working on descriptive and spatial epidemiology of animal diseases india.

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Title Chromosomal Diversity in Insect
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351243373
length viii+161p., Figures; Tables; Bibliography; Index; 24cm.