Biodiversity in India Vol. 6

by K Jaganmohan Reddy, T Pullaiah

ISBN: 9789351301318
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Imprint : Regency Publications
Year : 2021
Price : Rs. 11495.00
Biblio : vii+329p., col.plts., figs.,tabls.,ind., 25 cm

Author Profile

Prof. T. Pullaiah obtained his M.Sc. (1973) and Ph.D. degrees in Botany from Andhra Pradesh University. He was a post Doctoral Fellow at Moscow State University, Russia during 1976-78. He traveled widely in Europe and USA and visited Universities as Lecturer in 1979 and became Professor in 1993. He held several positions in the University, which include Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Head of the Department of Botany , Chairman, BOS in Botany, Head of the Department of Sericulture, Co-ordinator and Chairman, BOS in Biotechnology, Vice Principal and Principal, S.K. University College. He retired from active service on 31st May 2011. He was selected by UGC as UGC-BSR Faculty Fellow and is working in Sri Krishnadevaraya University. Prof. Pullaiah has published 49 books, 265 research papers and 35 popular articles. His books include Flora of Andhra Pradesh (5volumes), Flora of Eastern Ghats (Vols. 1-4) Biodiversity in India (Vols. 1-5), Herbal Antioxidants (3 volumes) Taxonomy of Angiosperms (presently in 3rd edition), Plant Development, Plant Reproduction, Plant Tissue Culture, Flora of Guntur district, Flora of Kurnool, Flora of Anantapur district, Flora of Nizamabad, Flora of Ranga Reddi district etc. He is Principal Investigator of 20 major Research Projects totaling more than a Crore of Rupees funded by DBT, DST, CSIR, UGC, BSI, WWF, GCC, etc. Under his guidance 51 students obtained their Ph.D. degrees and 35 students their M.Phill. degrees. He is recipient of Best Teacher Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh, Prof. P. Maheswari Gold Medal and Prof. G. Panigrahi Memorial Lecture of Indian Botanical Society and Prof. Y.D. Tyagi Gold medal of Indian Association for Angiosperms Taxonomy. He was Vice President of Indian Botanical Society. He was Member of Species Survival Commission of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources(IUCN).<br/> <BR> Dr. K. Jaganmohan Reddy is Professor and Former Head, and presently Chairman, BOS in the Department of Botany, Kakatiya university, Warangal. He also Heading the Department of Botany, University Arts & Science College, and IQAC Coordinator same college. He has been engaged both in teaching and research for more than three decades and has published over 150 research articles in reputed National, International Journals and books. He has supervised 14 theses and 5 are in progress. He is a recipient of the eminent scientist award of the year, 2008 by NESA and honour’s award by Academy of Plant Sciences India, 2006. He is also awarded Prof. V. Puri. Medal 2012 from All India Botanical Society. He has visited research laboratories at Western Australia State Agriculture Biotechnology Centre, Murdoch University, Perth; Starch Biosynthesis and Molecular Biology and DNA Sequencing Laboratories, Thailand Science Park, Thailand. He is a member of the editorial boards of some reputed journals of India.

About The Book

The present Volume 6 of Biodiversity in India includes eight articles covering diverse subjects. First chapter is about one horned Rhinoceros conservation in Assam followed by the Amphibians in Western Ghats. These two areas constitute the Hot Spots of Biodiversity. Third chapters is on Floristic diversity of Nawarangpur district in Odisha. It is followed by pollination of some endangred Impatiens species in Western Ghats. Chapters 5 deals with Flora of North Andaman Islands followed by Bioresources of Nilgiris. The genus Cymbopogon in dealt with in Chapter 7 while the last chapter deals with wild edible plants used by the tribals in East Godavari district Andhra Pradesh.

Table of Contents

Preface v <BR> 1. One Horned Rhinoceros Conservation in Assam, India 1 <BR> 2. Prioritisation of Conservation Areas in the Central Western Ghats, India through Biological Indicators–Amphibians 41 <BR> 3. Vegetation and Floristic Diversity of Nawarangpur District, Odisha: A Repository of Threatened and Industrial Plants 69 <BR> 4. Floral Structure and Phenology in Relation to Pollination of some Endangered Impatiens of Western Ghats 87 <BR> 5. Flora of North Andaman Islands, India 111 <BR> 6. Diversity of Bioresources of Nilgiris in the Southern Western Ghats, India 209 <BR> 7. Study on Cymbopogon Spreng. (Poaceae): An Aromatic Grass 261 <BR> 8. Wild Edible Plants Used by the Tribals of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh 271 <BR> Index to Scientific Names 303