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Biological Science

Taxonomy of Angiosperms - S. N. Pandey

Author

S. N. Pandey
S. P. Misra

Cover Price : Rs 695.00

Imprint : Ane Books Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN : 9788180521768
YOP : 2016

Binding : Paperback
Size : 6.25
Total Pages : 640
CD : No

About the Book :- The book provides a comprehensive account of the basic concepts to the recent trends in plant taxonomy. While general aspects are dealt in detail, the systematic treatment and methodical description of angiosperm families has also been given due attention. Written in student-friendly manner, the subject matter has been presented in a simple and lucid style. Well supported with self explanatory illustrations, the book will immensely be useful to the students pursuing undergraduate, honours and postgraduate studies in botany, agriculture, pharmacology and various competitive examinations. Salient Features :- • Provides conceptual synthesis of the subject matter in a simple manner. • Furnishes spectral information of general aspects of plant taxonomy. • Deals with systematic treatment and methodical description of 51 dicotyledonous and 10 monocotyledonous families. • Profitably useful for morphological features and phytogeography. • Augmented with topics recently included in UGC syllabus. • Incorporates crowded galaxy of classifications upto recent APG system. • Highlights up-to-date activities of Botanical Survey of India and Indian Botanical Gardens. • Stresses sustainable use of phytoresources and their conservation. • Accounts complete taxonomic illustrations of select plants. Contents :- Preface, 1. Historical Retrospect, Aims and Objectives and Scope of Plant Taxonomy 2. Fundamental Components (Principles) of Taxonomy and Concept of Taxonomic Characters 3. Plant Nomenclature 4. Hierarchy of Characters in Plant Taxonomy 5. Taxonomic Literature and Indian Flora 6. Major Systems of Classification 7. Herbaria 8. Select Botanic Gardens 9. Botanical Survey of India 10. Origin and Evolution of Angiosperms 11. Variation and Speciation in Plants 12. Relevance of Taxonomy 13. Taxonomic Evidences 14. Morphological Features 15. Plant Identification : Construction and Use of Keys 16. Magnoliidae (Magnoliaceae, Annonaceae, Nymphaeaceae, Ranunculaceae, Papaveraceae, Fumariaceae) 17. Hamamelidae (Moraceae and Casuarinaceae) 18. Caryophyllidae (Cactaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Amaranthaceae, Portulacaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Polygonaceae) 19. Dilleniidae (Tiliaceae, Sterculiaceae, Malvaceae, Violaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Capparaceae, Brassicaceae, Sapotaceae) 20. Rosidae (Rosaceae, Mimosaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, Fabaceae, Lythraceae, Myrtaceae, Combretaceae, Loranthaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Vitaceae, Sapindaceae, Anacardiaceae, Meliaceae, Rutaceae, Oxalidaceae, Geraniaceae, Apiaceae) 21. Asteridae (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Solanaceae, Convolvulaceae, Boraginaceae, Verbenaceae, Lamiaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Acanthaceae, Pedaliaceae, Rubiaceae, Asteraceae) 22. Liliopsida (Monocots) (Alismataceae, Arecaceae, Araceae, Commelinaceae, Cyperaceae, Poaceae, Musaceae, Zingiberaceae, Liliaceae, Orchidaceae) 23. Taxonomy and Phytogeography, Index. About the Authors :- Dr. S.N. Pandey, Principal, B.R.D. College, formerly Sr. Reader, Botany Deptt., D.A-V. College, C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur, passed M.Sc.(1966) in first division with first position from Agra University and obtained Ph.D from Kanpur University. He has published over 70 research papers in reputed Indian and foreign research journals and has supervised several research students leading to Ph.D.degree. While he has co-organised 3 national and 1 international conferences, he has also attended several international conferences including International Botanical Congress, Berlin; Millennium Wetland Event, 2000, Quebec; refresher course with Ducks unlimited, Canada etc. Besides vast and variegated teaching experience both at UG and PG level of over 40 years. He has to his credit a few well acclaimed books viz. Plant Physiology, TB of Botany (3 Vols.),Advances in Botany (3 vols.), Essential Environmental Studies etc. His academic passion earned him visits to countries like Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, U.K., U.S.A., Canada etc. He is the Chief Editor of Research Journal of Plant and Environment. Prof. S.P. Misra, Former Principal, Khalsa G.D. College, and Sr. Reader, Botany Deptt., Christ Church College, C.S.J.M. University Kanpur, has a long experience of teaching Botany and Environmental Sciences to undergraduate and postgraduate students. During his active service from 1965-2008, he kept himself engaged in research publications and attending National and International Conferences including Millennium Wetland Event, 2000. Quebec, Canada. He has been member of International Peat Society, Finland and is member of International Mire Conservation Group, Germany. Endowed with passion for scientific writings, he has written several books on various aspects of Botany including Essential Environmental Studies published from Ane Books India, New Delhi.

Introduction to Protein Structure - 2/Ed - Carl Branden

Author

Carl Branden
John Tooze

Cover Price : £ 41.99

Imprint : T & F / Routledge
ISBN : 0815323050
YOP : 1999

Binding : Paperback
Size : 275mmx214 mm
Total Pages : 410
CD : No

About the Book :- Introduction to Protein Structure gives an up-to-date account of the principles of protein structure, with examples of key proteins in their biological context generously illustrated in full colour to illuminate the structural principles described in the text. The first few chapters introduces the general principles of protein structure both for novices and for non-specialists needing a primer. Subsequent chapters use specific examples of proteins to show how they fulfil a wide variety of biological functions. The book ends with chapters on the experimental approach to determining and predicting protein structure, as well as engineering new proteins to modify their functions. Contents :- Part One: Basic Structural Principles 1. The Building Blocks 2. Motifs of Protein Structure 3. Alpha-Domain Structures 4. Alpha/Beta Structures 5. Beta Structures 6. Folding and Flexibility 7. DNA Structures Part Two: Structure, Function and Engineering 8. DNA Recognition in Procaryotes by Helix-Turn-Helix Motifs 9. DNA Recognition by Eucaryotic Transcription Factors 10. Specific Transcription Factors Belong to a Few Families 11. An example of Enzyme Catalysis: Serine Proteinases 12. Membrane Proteins 13. Signal Transduction 14. Fibrous Proteins 15. Recognition of Foreign Molecules by the Immune System 16. The Structure of Spherical Viruses 17. Prediction, Engineering, and design of Protein Structures 18. Determination of Protein Structures.

LEGUMES IN INDIA : APPLICATIONS IN FOOD, MEDICINE AND INDUSTRY - Mamatha Rao

Author

Mamatha Rao

Cover Price : Rs 3,995.00

Imprint : Ane Books Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN : 8180521354
YOP : 2008

Binding : Hardback
Total Pages : 728
CD : No

About the Book :- Legumes, the group of pulses and related plants, are a very important component of global bioresources, more particularly in the tropics and the subtropics. Apart from the various industrial and other uses, such as sources of tannins, dyes, forage and fodder, green manure, timber, fibres, beverages, oil, etc., the Legumes play a very significant role in human nutrition and medicine. There are about 179 genera and 1,152 species of legumes recorded from India. The enormous economic potential of a very large number of species of the Legumes in India has not been fully realized. In addition to published information, there is extensive ethnobotanical information on the uses of legumes. There is an unlimited scope for bioprospecting diverse chemical compounds in Indian legumes. A sustainable utilization of the Indian Legumes requires a consolidated knowledge base for stock taking and to prevent duplication of future research efforts. The present two parts work is conceived against this background. The first part contains:- (a) a survey of economically important legumes in India, identifying 18 important uses of 719 legume species (Caesalpiniaceae 124, Fabaceae 504, and Mimosaceae 91), giving the currently valid botanical names and synonyms; (b) basic scientific information needed to understand the chemistry and the implications of legume species in various contexts; (c) information on (i) the distribution of various classes of chemical compounds and their uses, (ii) nutritive value of edible legumes, and (iii) the anti-nutritional and toxic factors in them; and (d) information on legumes used in different traditional and modern systems of medicine. The second part contains information profiles 45 species of the Caesalpiniaceae, 198 species of the Fabaceae and 46 species of the Mimosaceae, in the following format, and arranged alphabetically under each family: Currently valid Botanical name, Synonyms, Notes on important aspects, Common names in English, Indian vernacular names, Geographical distribution, Botanical description, Phytochemistry, Edibility, Medicinal uses, Bioactivity, Toxicology, Clinical studies, Uses in Alternative systems of medicine, Ethnomedicine, Medicinal uses outside India, and Non-medicinal uses. Information under these items is given in the alphabetical order. This work is expected to be of immense use to administrators, policy makers and conservationists, besides students, teachers and researchers in botany, environmental and economic botany, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, and agricultural sciences. With its emphasis on traditional systems of medicine this work should be of great use to doctors in indigenous Indian medical systems. Contents :- Foreword, Preface, PART I : Bioresource Potential of Legumes in India 1. Introduction 2. The Legumes 3. The Economic Potential of Legumes in India 4. Cultivated Legumes 5. Chemistry of the Legumes 6. Nutritional Significance of Edible Legumes 7. Antinutritional Factors in Edible Legumes 8. Toxicants in Edible Legumes 9. Lectins in Legumes 10. Lipids in Indian Legumes 11. Tannins in Legumes 12. Pigments and Dyes in Legumes 13. Terpenoids in Legumes 14. Saponins in Legumes 15. Legumes With Anitmicrobial and Pesticidal Activity 16. Systems of Medicine and Health Care 17. Legumes in Ethnomedicine 18. Legumes in Ayurveda 19. Legumes in the Siddha System of Medicine 20. Legumes in the Unani System of Medicine 21. Legumes in Homoeopathy 22. Legume Flavonoids in Medicine 23. Legumes in the Management of Cancer PART II: Information Profiles of Legume Species in India 24. Caesalpiniaceae 25. Fabaceae 26. Mimosaceae, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. About the Author :- Dr. Mamatha Rao, currently Reader in Botany at the Bangalore University since 1986, received her M.Sc., and Ph.D., degrees in Botany, from the same University. She was trained in Electron Microscopy at the Natural History Museum, London, and worked on the physiology of pollen for her Ph.D. Dr Mamatha Rao has also been involved in compiling databases of medicinal plants. A database on the plants used in the management of cancer and another on the legumes in India, are her two major contributions. Her research work also involves bioprospecting for lectins and saponins, with applications in health care.

Emerging Protozoan Pathogens - Naveed Ahmed Khan

Author

Naveed Ahmed Khan

Cover Price : £ 39.99

Imprint : T & F / Routledge
ISBN : 0415428645
YOP : 2008

Binding : Paperback
Total Pages : 528
CD : No

About the Book :- Emerging protozoan pathogens, once thought to be an obscure menace of society, have become a major threat to human health. The last two decades have seen major advances in the understanding of these increasingly important pathogens. Emerging Protozoan Pathogens provides a comprehensive account of up-to-date information on the present status of research in this discipline. Written by experts in their respective subject areas, this book provides a valuable resource for microbiologists and molecular and cell biologists at advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as health professionals and researchers who are interested in these pathogens. The material covered, including biology, genomics, epidemiology, pathogenesis and treatments, makes it an ideal platform on which to base further research projects. Contents :- Introduction, A. Amoebae A1. Acanthamoeba spp. A2. Balamuthia mandrillaris A3. Naegleria fowleri A4. Blastocystis hominis, B. Apicomplexans B1. Cryptosporidium spp. B2. Toxoplasma gondii B3. Isospora belli B4. Babesia microti, C. Ciliates C1. Balantidium coli, D. Flagellates D1. Diplomonadida - Giardia spp. D2. Stramenopila - Trichomonas vaginalis, E. Protozoan Pathogens of Major Medical Importance, F. Protozoan Biology, G. Host Response, Index. About the Editor :- Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan is a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Birkbeck University of London.

Biocatalytic Membrane Reactors: Applications In Biotechnology And The Pharmaceutical Industry - Enrico Drioli

Author

Enrico Drioli
Lidietta Giorno

Cover Price : Rs 595.00

Imprint : T & F / Routledge
ISBN : 0748406549
YOP : 2004

Binding : Paperback
Total Pages : 212
CD : No

DESCRIPTION This research level reference book has been co-written by Enrico Drioli, perhaps one of the world's best known researchers into membrane technology. The application of membrane technology to chemical transformation and molecular separation are beginning to be exploited in the pharmaceutical science and biotechnology industries, but there is a need for researchers and students to have up-to-date literature - and this book provides it. The book will be of interest to students of chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy and biotechnology. CONTENTS Introduction Part 1: General Principles 1. Membranes and Membrane Processes 2. Catalytic Membrane Reactors (CMRs) Part 2: Applications of Catalytic Membrane Reactors 3. Catalytic Membrane Reactors in Integrated Processes for Production of Bioactive Compounds 4. Catalytic Membrane Reactors for Production of Pure Optical Active Compounds 5. Catalytic Membrane Reactors for Retention and Recycling of Co-enzyme 6. Catalytic Membrane Reactors for Bioconversion of Low Water Solubility Substrates 7. Membranes and Membrane Reactors in Artificial Organs.

Kernel Methods in Computational Biology - Bernhard Scholkopf

Author

Bernhard Scholkopf
Koji Tsuda
Jean Philippe Vert

Cover Price : Rs 595.00

Imprint : MIT Press
ISBN : 8180520773
YOP : 2004

Binding : Paperback
Total Pages : 402
CD : No

DESCRIPTION Modern machine learning techniques are proving to be extremely valuable for the analysis of data in computational biology problems. One branch of machine learning, kernel methods, lends itself particularly well to the difficult aspects of biological data, which include high dimensionality (as in microarray measurements), representation as discrete and structured data (as in DNA or amino acid sequences), and the need to combine heterogeneous sources of information. This book provides a detailed overview of current research in kernel methods and their applications to computational biology. Following three introductory chapters --an introduction to molecular and computational biology, a short review of kernel methods that focuses on intuitive concepts rather than technical details, and a detailed survey of recent applications of kernel methods in computational biology -- the book is divided into three sections that reflect three general trends in current research. The first part presents different ideas for the design of kernel functions specifically adapted to various biological data; the second part covers different approaches to learning from heterogeneous data; and the third part offers examples of successful applications of support vector machine methods TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION KERNELS FOR BIOLOGICAL DATA DATA FUSION WITH KERNEL METHODS ADVANCED APPLICATION OF SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINES

DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY - Werner A. Muller

Author

Werner A. Muller

Cover Price : Rs 995.00

Imprint : Springer
ISBN : 8181283643
YOP : 2008

Binding : Paperback
Total Pages : 392
CD : No

About the Book :- DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY has been revolutionized by the flood of method and insights from molecular biology and genetics, as well as experienced a resurgence of interest in development pathways and fields. This concise , readable, and splendidly illustrated textbook describes the organizational, cellular , biochemical, and molecular processes by which a fertilized egg is transformed into an adult animal. The book is noteworthy for its treatment of development in model organized in the 1995 Noble Prize in physiology and medicine. The reader will also find overviews of major themes such as fertilization, development genetics, and sexual development . An outstanding feature of Developmental Biology is a wealth of exceptionally clear and vivid illustrations that complement the text, resulting in a succinct yet fully up- to-date treatment of this rapidly changing field. Contents :- Development: organisms construct and organize themselves on the basis of inherited information. -Basic stages, principles and terms of developmental biology. -Model organisms in developmental biology. -Comparative review: the phylotypic stage of vertebrates, common vs. disuniting features, and aspects of evolution. -The egg cell and sperm get a dowry. -The start: fertilization and activation of the egg. -Precisely patterned cleavage divisions are driven by an oscillator. -Determination: cells are programmed and committed to their fates. -Epigenetic pattern formation. -Differentiation is based upon differential gene expression that is programmed during determination. -Cell differentiation is frequently irreversible and causes cell death; early cell death can be programmed. -Animal morphogenesis is actively shaped by adhesion and cell migration. -Cell journeys: even germ cells and cells of the peripheral nervous system originate from emigrant precursors. -Development of the nervous system: cell migration pathfinding and self-organization. -Heart and blood vessels: divergent developmental roads but one system in the end. -Stem cells enable continuous growth and renewal. -Signal molecules control development and growth. -Cancer comes from disturbed growth and differentiation control. -Metamorphosis: a "second embryogenesis" creates a second phenotype. - Sex and the single gene. -Regeneration and renewal vs. loss and death. -Life and death: what is the major mystery?

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers - Catia Bastioli

Author

Catia Bastioli

Cover Price : Rs 3,950.00

Imprint : Rapra Technology
ISBN : 1859573894
YOP : 2006

Binding : Hardback
Total Pages : 556
CD : No

DESCRIPTION Biodegradable polymers are niche market materials finding focused applications, including agricultural applications such as mulch films, flowerpots and controlled-release fertilisers and packaging items such as carrier bags and food wrapping and containers. They have the potential to provide a solution to a range of environmental concerns: decreasing availability of landfill space, declining petrochemical sources, and also offer an alternative option to recycling. Rapra's Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers is a complete guide to the subject of biodegradable polymers and is ideal for those new to the subject or those wanting to supplement their existing knowledge. The book covers the mechanisms of degradation in various environments, by both biological and non-biological means, and the methods for measuring biodegradation. The degree and rate of biodegradation is dependent on the chemical composition of the polymer and its working environment, and so there is no single optimal method for determining biodegradation. This handbook provides discussion of international and national standards and certification procedures developed to ensure accurate communication of a material's biodegradability between producers, authorities and consumers CONTENTS 1 Biodegradability of Polymers – Mechanisms and Evaluation Methods 2 Biodegradation Behaviour of Polymers in Liquid Environments 3 Biodegradation Behaviour of Polymers in the Soil 4. Ecotoxicological Aspects in the Biodegradation Process of Polymers 5 International and National Norms on Biodegradability and Certification Procedures 6 General Characteristics, Processability, Industrial Applications and Market Evolution of Biodegradable Polymers 7 Polyhydroxyalkanoates 8 Starch-Based Technology 9 Poly(Lactic Acid) and Copolyesters 10 Aliphatic-Aromatic Polyesters 11 Material Formed from Proteins 12 Enzyme Catalysis in the Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers 13 Environmental Life Cycle Comparisons of Biodegradable Plastics 14 Biodegradable Polymers and the Optimisation of Models for Source Separation and Composting of Municipal Solid Waste Abbreviations Contributors Index.

THE LIFE OF VERTEBRATES, REPRINT 2011 - J. Z. Young

Author

J. Z. Young

Cover Price : Rs 595.00

Imprint : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0195658612
YOP : 2011
Edition : 2011

Binding : Paperback
Total Pages : 664
CD : No

DESCRIPTION This new edition of The Life of Vertebrates has been completely revised keeping the original form, which has been found to be widely useful. It attempts to give an up-to-date description of the life of vertebrates. New information has been added on many subjects, especially in endocrinology and neurology. The systematic arrangement has been retained and classification have been revised wherever necessary in the light of recent discoveries. The anatomy of several basic types is described in detail so that the book can be used to accompany dissection of fishes, frogs, birds and mammals. Professor Young has not hesitated to discuss many of the controversial topics such as the origin of chordates, cladistic classification, or punctuational evolutionary changes. Such discussions can help the student appreciate the complexity of biological controversy. On the most controversial question of all, the nature of progress in evolution, the author provides analysis and comparisons of the homeostatic capacities and evolutionary potential of various groups of vertebrates. The opening chapter includes brief accounts of evolutionary theory and geological history. The final chapter summarizes some general conclusions that can be drawn from the study of vertebrates about the process of evolution. The book can thus be used as an introduction to both practical and theoretical biology for undergraduate and postgraduate students of zoology and biology. CONTENTS Chapter 1. Evolution of life in relation to climatic and geological change Chapter 2. The general plan of chordate organization: Amphioxus Chapter 3. The origin of chordates from filter feeding animals Chapter 4. The vertebrates without jaws. Lampreys Chapter 5. Fishes Chapter 6. Evolution and adaptive radiation of Chondrichthyes Chapter 7. The mastery of the water. Bony fishes Chapter 8. The evolution of bony fishes Chapter 9. The adaptive radiation of bony fishes Chapter 10. Lung fishes Chapter 11. First terrestrial vertebrates: Amphibia Chapter 12. Evolution and adaptive radiation of Amphibia Chapter 13. Life on land: the reptiles Chapter 14. Evolution of the reptiles Chapter 15. Life in the air: the birds Chapter 16. Bird behaviour Chapter 17. The origin and evolution of birds Chapter 18. The origin of mammals Chapter 19. Marsupials Chapter 20. Evolution and classification of placental mammals Chapter 21. Insectivores, bats, and edentates Chapter 22. Primates Chapter 23. Monkeys, apes, and men Chapter 24. The origin of man Chapter 25. Rodents and rabbits Chapter 26. Whales Chapter 27. Carnivores Chapter 28. Protoungulates Chapter 29. Elephants and related forms Chapter 30. Perissodactyls Chapter 31. Artiodactyls Chapter 32. The efficiency of mammals Chapter 33. Conclusion. Evolutionary changes of the life of the vertebrates References Author index Subject index

Research Methods for the Biosciences - Debbie Holmes

Author

Debbie Holmes
Peter Moody
Diana Dine

Cover Price : Rs 995.00

Imprint : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0195686314
YOP : 2006

Binding : Paperback
Total Pages : 400
CD : No

DESCRIPTION Scientific research is the ultimate tool in pushing forward the limit of our understanding. But, as with any tool, research is only powerful if used properly, and to its full effect. Research Methods for the Biosciences demystifies the process of research to equip every biosciences student with the skills they need to get the most out of their investigations. Research isn't solely about experimental design; the book leads them through all the factors that, together, enable effective research. These include planning your experiment; data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting; and legal, ethical, and health & safety considerations. Research is about engagement with the subject; with this in mind, Research Methods for the Biosciences includes a fully integrated web site, which motivates the student to fully consider the factors covered in the book, fostering understanding through active learning. Research Methods for the Biosciences brings together as a coherent whole the knowledge and skills required of every good researcher, making it the essential resource for any biosciences student. CONTENTS Introduction 1. Where do I begin? 2. Experimental design 3. What to do with raw data 4. An introduction to hypothesis testing 5. Hypothesis testing: Does my data fit an expected ratio? 6. Hypothesis testing: Associations and Relationships 7. Hypothesis testing: Do my samples come from the same population? 1. Parametric data 8. Hypothesis testing: Do my samples come from the same population? 2. Non-parametric data 9. Research, the law and you 10. Reporting your research Appendices A. How to choose a research project B. How to choose the correct statistical test C. Maths and statistics D. Statistical tables REVIEWS 'Well-organised and easy to read, Research Methods for the Biosciences is a useful tool for undergraduates, not to mention those involved in teaching in this field. ' - David Sotres, Good Clinical Practice Journal, August 2006. SALIENT FEATURES *Brings together all essential elements of biosciences research into a single, coherent resource *Places emphasis on active learning, with questions throughout the text, and complementary tasks online, reinforcing essential concepts through the hands-on practice of key skills *Fully integrated text and online components allow ultimate flexibility of use, to support lectures, computer labs, or self-directed learning *Demonstrates the many issues surrounding research in the biosciences, to get students to think like researchers *Online Resource Centre features figures to download, and an extensive online teaching and learning package to augment the printed text

A Practical Guide to Developmental Biology - Melissa A. Gibbs

Author

Melissa A. Gibbs

Cover Price : Rs 495.00

Imprint : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0195686306
YOP : 2006

Binding : Paperback
Total Pages : 128
CD : No

DESCRIPTION A Practical Guide to Developmental Biology is designed for upper level undergraduates or graduate students, to introduce them to the field of developmental biology. After spending two weeks learning how to handle and manipulate a variety of embryonic organisms, students will begin a series of experiments that more or less keep pace with the sequence of most developmental biology textbooks (axial patterning, plant cell totipotency, fertilization, early plant development, morphogenesis, cell adhesion, embryogenesis, gametogenesis, regeneration and metamorphosis. The manual is heavily illustrated and gives students a solid grounding in classic developmental biology as well as modern techniques in immunohistochemistry and homeobox gene expression. Appendices of recipes, needed chemicals, and sources for animals are included. CONTENTS PART 1. The Experiments Introduction to Developmental Biology: Embryo Protocols, Ethics and Model Systems Axial Patterning: Using Retinoic Acid to Disrupt Homeobox Gene Expression in Axolotls Plant Cell Totipotency: Growing a Carrot from Adult Cells Fertilization: Sea Urchin Syngamy & Development Early Plant Development: Pollen Tube Formation Morphogenesis: Creating Fate Maps of Albino Axolotls Using a Vital Dye Cell Adhesion: Cell-Cell Interactions in Sponges & Amphibians Embryogenesis: Chick & Amphibian Development (Slide-based) Neurulation: Labelling Chick Notochord using Immunocytochemistry Gametogenesis: Comparison of Plants and Animals Regeneration: Morphallaxis & Epimorphosis Metamorphosis: Drosphila Imaginal Discs External Influences on Development: Design Your Own Experiment with Amphibians, Chicks or Fish PART 2. Information for the Instructor Animal Care & Maintenance Animal & Plant Sources Chemical Sources Slides Needed / Sources Solutions & Other Materials PART 3. Glossaries Index. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Melissa Ann Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Biology, Stetson University, Florida, USA. SALIENT FEATURES 1. Wide variety of experimental organisms - allows students to see the differences and commonalities among animal & plant life. Students aren't limited to the study of the most popular organisms. 2. Includes plant development - most manuals skip plants, but most textbooks include them. Students need to be exposed to the many interesting experiments and features of plant development. 3. Lots of illustrations - the manual can be used as a reference source. Illustrations ease interpretation of experimental manipulations. 4. Step by step experimental protocol presentation - clear-cut protocols, so the student doesn't have to search through paragraphs of text to find the protocol steps.

An Introduction to Ecological Genomics - Nico M. Van Straalen

Author

Nico M. Van Straalen
Dick Roelofs

Cover Price : Rs 995.00

Imprint : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0195687671
YOP : 2006

Binding : Paperback
Total Pages : 312
CD : No

DESCRIPTION The genomics revolution has expanded from its origins in molecular biology to impact upon every discipline in the life sciences, including ecology. Several ecological questions can be profitably addressed using genomics technology, including issues of nutrient cycling, population structure, life-history variation, trophic interaction, stress responses and the ecological niche. An Introduction to Ecological Genomics focuses on three fundamental ecological questions: 1. What is the relationship between community structure and ecological function in ecosystems? 2. How can the variation in life-history patterns among species be explained from interaction between the genome and the environment? 3. To what extent can the limits of the ecological niche be understood from molecular stress responses? Each of these questions is evaluated in this book, in the light of recent advances in genomics research, paying particular attention to data obtained from sequencing and screening of environmental genomes (metagenomics), microarray-based transcription profiling, and gene expression directed by signal-transduction pathways. The chapters covering these key areas are preceded by discussions of genomics methodology and comparative genomics, and the book concludes with a chapter on integrative approaches such as ecological control analysis. An issue receiving particular attention is the genomic study of model species and the extrapolation of data obtained from them to an ecological context. The authors also provide a comparative survey the properties of genomes (genome size, gene families, synteny, polymorphism) for prokaryotes as well as the main eukaryotic models. This book incorporates a multitude of recent examples from microbiology, plant science, and zoology, drawing together a scattered literature in the first synthesis of the new and exciting field of ecological genomics. It will be of particular interest to senior undergraduate and graduate level students, as well as researchers in the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and molecular biology. CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Ecology of Models 3. Genomics Analysis 4. Structure and Function in Ecosystems 5. Trade-offs in Life-Histories 6. Adaptation 7. Integrated Stress Response 8. Ecological Speciation 9. Outlook ABOUT THE AUTHORS Nico M. van Straalen, Institute of Ecological Science, Department of Animal Ecology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam , and Dick Roelofs, Institute of Ecological Science, Department of Animal Ecology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Manual of Microbiology, 2nd ed. : Tools & Techniques - Dr. Kanika Sharma

Author

Dr. Kanika Sharma

Cover Price : Rs 495.00

Imprint : Ane Books Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN : 9788180521430
YOP : 2017

Binding : Paperback
Size : 6.25" X 9.50"
Total Pages : 460
CD : No

ABOUT THE BOOK The basic concepts of microbial tools and techniques were assembled in an organized and informative manner in the first edition of “Manual of Microbiology”. Although an attempt was made to include most of the salient information in this book, but later it was felt that the book was still lacking in some areas. So it was decided to bring out the second edition of the book to make it more informative and to rectify the mistakes. Several additions have been made in the second edition to make it more informative. Additions to the first chapter of revised edition include a concise description of history of Microbiology, structure and reproduction of bacteria, detailed list of differences between Prokaryotes & Eukaryotes, a brief history as well as an overview of Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology and salient features of some important bacterial groups. Improvements have been made in the second and third chapters also which offer an insight into the various tools and techniques of microbiology. These additions include description of some new generation microscopes, difference between boiling and autoclaving, substances which should not be autoclaved, testing of autoclave, preparation of specimens for EM viewing, inoculation techniques, preparation, incubation and disposal of used plates, replica plating method etc. All information regarding culture media and methods of isolation, purification and culture of bacteria along with some additions have now been organized together in chapter 4. A detailed description of different methods used to isolate and identify bacteria according to the Bergey`s manual and to maintain pure cultures of them have been included in Chapters 5 and 6. Some new exercises have been added to Chapters 7 to 15 which already contain several simple experiments that help in understanding the physical and chemical nature of microbes as well as important metabolic processes such as growth, effect of environmental factors on growth, bacterial genetics, control of microbes, water, soil, food and milk microbiology. Chapters 16, 17 and 18 of this book aim to improve the understanding of microbes other than bacteria, similarly Chapters 19 and 20 suggest methods to isolate and study plant and human pathogens especially bacteria. All these experiments can be performed easily in practical classes at graduate as well as postgraduate level and will also be of great use for teachers and students involved in teaching and research. Chapter 21 “Good Laboratory Practices” is essentially a list of rules and regulations of the laboratory. Apart from these, alphabetically arranged Annexure I to VI contain a list of various microbes and their importance, metric measurements, their conversions, reagents used. New annexures containing names of institutions offering microbiology as a subject as well as a list of Microbiology journals have also been added in this edition. Hopefully these additions will make this book as informative as possible and it will serve as a stepping stone for students involved in the quest to master one of the most intriguing and challenging subjects of modern day science. CONTENTS Foreword Preface Acknowledgements 1. INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY 2. TOOLS OF MICROBIOLOGY 3. TECHIQUES OF MICROBIOLOGY 4. CULTURE OF MICROORGANISMS 5. ISOLATION, PURIFICATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA 6. MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE OF BACTERIAL STRAINS 7. LABORATORY EXERCISES TO STUDY BACTERIA 8. STUDY OF BACTERIAL GROWTH 9. STUDY OF EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ON BACTERIAL GROWTH 10. STUDY OF CONTROL OF MICROBIAL GROWTH BY ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS 11. STUDY OF BACTERIAL GENETICS 12. WATER MICROBIOLOGY 13. SOIL MICROBIOLOGY 14. FOOD MICROBIOLOGY 15. MILK MICROBIOLOGY 16. STUDY OF VIRUSES 17. STUDY OF FUNGI 18. STUDY OF CYANOBACTERIA 19. STUDY OF BACTERIAL DISEASES IN PLANTS 20. STUDY OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY 21. GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICES Annexure Index. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Kanika Sharma (Asst. Professor), a PhD in Plant tumors form University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is currently teaching at Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan. For the last 15 years she has taught at the undergraduate as well as postgraduate level in addition to being a guide to research scholars. With active engagements in research, she has been working on biological treatment of industry effluents like the Dairy, Textile and Disiller by microbes like yeasts and cyanobacteria. She is also investigating the antimicrobial activities of various medicinal plant extracts against plant, animal and oral pathogens like bacteria, fungi etc. Besides a number of Research papers, Dr. Sharma also has Four text books to her credit.

Foundation Course in Biology - 2 Ed. - Dr. S. K. Aggarwal

Author

Dr. S. K. Aggarwal

Cover Price : Rs 270.00

Imprint : Ane Books Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN : 8180521656
YOP : 2009

Binding : Paperback
Total Pages : 392
CD : No

About the Book :- Biology, till recently, was being taught as two different subjects namely Botany and Zoology. This approach did not expose the students to the dynamic vibrancy of Natural Sciences and the interdependence of plant and animal life to sustain life on this planet. This treatment is getting changed now and it is presented as an integrated discipline to highlight the unifying concepts of life. During the last five to six decades, Biology has undergone a tremendous change with explosion of knowledge in the fields of molecular biology, genetics, environment and biodiversity, with focus on the role of Biology in food production, environment protection, diagnosis and control of diseases besides the large scale production of products useful to mankind through biotechnology. The purpose of this text is to provide an understanding of the fundamental concepts underlying the field of Biology in a simple manner. At the same time it exposes the students to the wonderful aspects of life and provides them with a platform for advanced study of the subject. Covering a broad spectrum of scientific concepts, this text is designed to build a strong foundation for students at the undergraduate level. Considering the need as per the revised curriculum, several new topics like Cell Cycle, Microscopy, Chemistry of Life, Water & Life, Carbon & Life and Biomolecules have been included in this edition. Contents :- Preface 1. Origin of Life 2. Evolution 3. Cell As AUnit of Life 4. Cell Cycle: Mitosis and Meiosis 5. Microscopy 6. Chemistry of Life 7. Water and Life 8. Carbon and Life 9. Biomolecules–Structure and Function 10. Metabolism and Energy 11. Five Kingdom Classification 12. Systematics and Phylogeny 13. Biodiversity 14. Hierarchy of Biological Organization and Ecological Concepts 15. Nutrition 16. Growth and Reproduction 17. Structural and Functional Organization of Genomes 18. Recombinant DNA Technology and Transgenic Microbes, Plants and Animals 19. Tissue Culture—Applications, Additional Readings, Index. About the Author :- Dr. S. K. Aggarwal has been teaching Botany for more than three decades at Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi. After having done B.Sc and M.Sc from University of Delhi, he did his Ph.D. also from the same University. He has several books, research papers as well as numerous articles to his credit. Dr. Aggarwal holds the distinction of being an expert committee member of the Educational Consultants India Ltd. (a Government of India enterprise). In addition, he holds the charge of IGNOU centre at his college as its coordinator and is also a resource person of Intel Company, which promotes a multifaceted educational program in association with the Ministry of Science & Technology and the CII by the name Initiative in Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS). He has been a visiting faculty at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

Embryonic Stem Cells - Elena Notarianni

Author

Elena Notarianni
Martin J. Evans

Cover Price : Rs 895.00

Imprint : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0195690699
YOP : 2006

Binding : Paperback
Total Pages : 360
CD : No

DESCRIPTION The groundbreaking isolation of embryonic stem cells (or 'ES cells') of the mouse in the early 1980s triggered a sustained expansion of global research into their exploitation. This led to the routine genetic engineering of the mouse and revolutionised our understanding of biological processes in the context of the whole animal. ES cell biology remains a crucial and growing area of research with far-reaching implications for developmental and comparative biology as well as for human health. This book serves as a primer to ES cells, their derivation and experimental manipulation. It contains a broad compendium of methods of direct relevance to both graduate students and specialist researchers. An introductory chapter by the principle originator of ES cell research outlines the fundamentals and charts the development of the field. This is followed by comprehensive coverage of state-of-the art techniques for ES cell manipulation, with the mouse as the experimental paradigm, and by recent innovations with ES cells from human and non-human primates. ES cell-based therapies for otherwise intractable diseases are now being developed with the present challenge to control ES cell growth and differentiation for applications such as cell transplantation - a recurrent theme in this book. As a volume in the Practical Approach Series, the emphasis is on current methods from recognised experts. CONTENTS Preface Protocol list Abbreviations Contributions 1. Introduction 2. Procedures for deriving ES cell lines from the mouse 3. Production of ES cell-derived mice 4. Generating animal models of human mitochondrial genetic disease using mouse ES cells 5. Controlling the differentiation of mouse ES cells in vitro 6. In vitro differentiation of mouse ES cells into muscle cells 7. In vitro differentiation of mouse ES cells into haematopoietic cells 8. Linear selection and transplantation of mouse ES cell-derived neural precursors 9. In vitro differentiation of mouse ES cells into pancreatic and hepatic cells 10. Isolation and characterization of human ES cells 11. Differentiation of human ES cells 12. ES cell lines from the cynomolgus monkey List of Suppliers Index ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr. Elena Notarianni graduated in Biochemistry from Oxford University, and gained a PhD in Virology from Glasgow University. She then joined Professor Evans's laboratory in Cambridge University, and derived ES cells from ungulate species. This work lead to the recognition that ES cells from ungulates differ from those of the mouse in their growth and morphology, as was shown subsequently also for human ES cells. Elena Notarianni continues to work on techniques for ES cell isolation, and on mechanisms of differentiation. Professor Sir Martin Evans graduated from Cambridge University, and gained a PhD at University College, London. Studying teratocarcinoma stem cells of the mouse he was the first person to successfully maintain these cells in culture so that their ability to differentiate was indefinitely retained. Together with Matt Kaufman, he was able to isolate the equivalent cells from mouse embryos, so-called embryonic stem (ES) cells: a landmark achievement in the field. Foundations for the nascent ES cell-based technologies were then rapidly established in his laboratory. Martin Evans is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a founder Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences; and has received many awards in recognition of his contribution as a principle originator of ES-cell research.

Genomics and Evolution of Microbial Eukaryotes - Laura A. Katz

Author

Laura A. Katz
Debashish Bhattacharya

Cover Price : Rs 695.00

Imprint : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0195690680
YOP : 2007

Binding : Paperback
Total Pages : 256
CD : No

DESCRIPTION Genomics and Evolution of Microbial Eukaryotic synthesizes the rapidly emerging fields of eukaryotic diversity and genome evolution. Eukaryotes, cells with nuclei, evolved as microbes and have existed on Earth for approximately two billion years. The tremendous diversity of eukaryotic microbes (protists) is often overlooked by those who study the macroscopic eukaryotic lineages: plants, animals, and fungi. Yet, eukaryotic microbes are of critical importance to ecosystems, human health, and our desire to understand biodiversity on Earth. By bringing together groundbreaking data from genome studies of diverse eukaryotic microbes, this book elucidates the many novelties among eukaryotic genomes and provides a single resource for otherwise widely dispersed information. Eukaryotic microorganisms impact both our health and our environment. These organisms include some of the deadliest known pathogens such as Plasmodium falciparum causative agent of malaria, and Entamoeba histolytica an agent of dysentery. Eukaryotic microbes also play a significant role in environments through their involvement in global biogeochemical cycles. Such roles are perhaps best exemplified by the, coccolithophores including the species Emiliania huxleyi, which can create 'blooms' in the oceans that are visible from outer space (i.e. as large as the state of Alaska). Despite the great importance and breadth of eukaryotic microbes (the vast majority of major ukaryotic lineages are microbial, with plants, animals and fungi representing just three of an estimated 60-200 major lineages), our understanding of their diversity, and phylogeny is only now rapidly expanding, in part bolstered by genomic studies. This book presents analyses and interpretations from experts in the field. Recent advances, particularly in DNA sequencing technologies, have made eukaryotic microbes more accessible through genome analyses. Unravelling the wealth of information on eukaryotic genomes will invariably revolutionize our understanding of eukaryotes, including their physiology, systematics, and ecology. CONTENTS Introduction , Katz & Bhattacharya 1. Current perspectives on high-level groupings of protists , Simpson & Patterson 2. Comparative genomics of Plasmodium species , Carlton 3. The genomes of Dinoflagellates , Hackett & Bhattacharya 4. Ciliate genome evolution , McGrath, Zufall, & Katz 5. Molecular evolution of Foraminifera , Bowser, Habura & Pawlowski 6. Photosynthetic organelles and endosymbiosis , Sommer, Gould, Kawach, Klemme, Voss, Maier & Zauner 7. Genome evolution of anaerobic protists: metabolic adaptation via gene acquisition , Andersson 8. Horizontal and intracellular gene transfer in the Apicomplexa: The scope and functional consequences , Huang & Kissinger 9. The nuts and bolts of sequencing protist genomes , Bartholomeu, Hall, & Carlton 10. Comparative genomics of the trypanosomatids , Stuart & Myler 11. The genome of Entamoeba histolytica , Clark 12. Genome reduction in Microsporidia , Keeling 13. Nucleomorphs: remnant nuclear genomes , Kawach, Sommer, Gould, Voss, Zauner & Maier 14. Genomic insights into diatom evolution and metabolism , Armbrust, Rynearson & Jenkins 15. The Dictyostelium genome - a blueprint for a multicellular protist , Schaap ABOUT THE AUTHORS Edited by Laura A Katz, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College and Debashish Bhattacharya, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Iowa.

Microbes and Non-Flowering Plants : impact and applications - Mamatha Rao

Author

Mamatha Rao

Cover Price : Rs 1,195.00

Imprint : Ane Books Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN : 8180521737
YOP : 2009

Binding : Hardback
Total Pages : 592
CD : No

About the Book :- Scientists have always looked and searched for novel products from plants and their utilization for human health and environment. The flowering plants have primarily been the focus of research whereas the non-flowering plants have remained unexplored and unexploited. Future researchers in biology, chemistry and medicine should tap these plants that have tremendous potential as therapeutic agents. In the present day life of stress and emergence of new diseases, non-flowering plants might pave the way for finding an answer for simple, inexpensive and alternate solution. The contents of the book have been divided into 24 chapters. Each chapter opens with a brief introduction. Diversity of non-flowering plants and their use as bioresources, biotechnological potential, biomolecules from these plants and natural products from endophytes used in medicine have been dealt in separate chapters. The microbes which include viruses, mycoplasmas, bacteria, yeasts and fungi and non-flowering groups such as algae, lichens, bryophytes, pteridophytes and gymnosperms have been dealt separately, giving a concise account of their use as food supplements, medicine and industries. The microbial products such as antibiotic, vaccines, toxins are added to give an insight into the application of microbial metabolites. Impact of viruses, mycoplasmas, bacteria, yeasts and fungi causing various diseases in plants, insects, birds, animals and human have been discussed in detail. A short account of role of microbes in biogeochemical cycles and biodegradation has been added to emphasize the role of microbes in environmental pollution. Contents :- Foreword, Preface, 1. Introduction, 2. Plant Diversity, Conservation and Sustainable use of Plant Bioresources, 3. Biomolecules from Non-Flowering Plants, 4. Viruses, 5. Mycoplasmas, 6. Bacteria, 7. Yeasts, 8. Fungi, 9. Lichens, 10. Algae, 11. Bryophytes, 12. Pteridophytes, 13. Gymnosperm, 14. Non-Flowering Plant in Biotechnology, 15. Antibiotics, 16. Vaccines, 17. Microbial Toxins, 18. Natural Products from Endophytes, 19.Fermented Food and Beverages, 20.Microbe Mediated Production of Industrial Raw Material, 21. Food Spoilage by Microbes, 22. Microbes in Biogeochemical Cycle, 23. Biodegradation by Microbe, 24. Lectins in Microbes, Glossary, References, Index of Scientific Names of Organism, General Index. About the Author :- Dr. Mamatha Rao, currently Reader in Botany at the Bangalore University since 1986, received her M.Sc., and Ph.D., degrees in Botany, from the same University. She was trained in Electron Microscopy at the Natural History Museum, London, and worked on the physiology of pollen for her Ph.D. Dr Mamatha Rao has also been involved in compiling databases of medicinal plants. A database on the plants used in the management of cancer and another on the legumes in India, are her two major contributions. Her research work also involves bioprospecting for lectins and saponins, with applications in health care.

Learning Biology (9789380618890) - A. Arokiamary

Author

A. Arokiamary

Cover Price : Rs 175.00

Imprint : Ane Books Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN : 9380618890
YOP : 2011

Binding : Paperback
Total Pages : 277
CD : No

About the Book Learning Biology is a perfect reference guide to students of class X (CBSE), written in simple style and covers all areas of prescribed syllabus. Salient features: • Long and complex descriptions are made into break-up points for better understanding and greater retention. • A good presentation of concepts in the form of schematic/diagrammatic representations. • Topic-wise sample questions of years 2009 and 2010 as board questions, and additional questions are provided to make students familiar with the question pattern and hence score high. • Coverage of all the activities with the aid of suitable diagrams. • Certain parts of the topics are dealt in detail for better clarification. Contents 1. Life Processes 2. Control and Coordination 3. How do Organisms Reproduce? 4. Heredity and Evolution 5. Our Environment 6. Management of Natural Resources About the Author Mrs.A.Arokiamary is a postgraduate Teacher in R.S.Krishnan Higher Secondary School, Trichy, affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education. She secured Third University rank in M.Sc.Zoology. She has been teaching for the past 25 years and guiding students successfully for All India Pre-medical/Pre-dental and other medical competitive examinations. She has worked on the "Effectiveness of Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) in Learning Biology and implemented the same in her classroom teachings. She has been conducting motivation programmes for students.

Textbook of Microbiology - Kanika Sharma

Author

Kanika Sharma

Cover Price : Rs 695.00

Imprint : Ane Books Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN : 9788190840699
YOP : 2011

Binding : Paperback
Total Pages : 1211
CD : No

About the Book This book has been written with an aim to provide an integrated knowledge about the fundamentals as well as applied aspects of Microbiology. It includes description of type, structure and mode of life of microorganisms, as well as the direct and indirect effects of microbial activities on human affairs. The text has been well defined and segregated into individual units, each dedicated to a specific area of Microbiology. Contents UNIT-I: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY 1 Introduction to Microbiology 2 History of Microbiology 3 Microbial World 4 Observing, Measuring, and Counting Microbes 5 Culture and Identification of Microbes 6 Taxonomy, Nomenclature, and Classification of Bacteria UNIT-II: MICROBIAL WORLD: PROKARYOTIC MICROBES 7 Archaea 8 Bacteria 9 Cyanobacteria 10 Actinomycetes (Actinobacteria) 11 Mycoplasma 12 Phytoplasmas 13 Submicroscopic Microorganisms: Virus, Viroids, and Prions UNIT-III: MICROBIAL METABOLISM, GROWTH AND GENETICS 14 Chemical Nature of Microbial Cells 15 Concept of Metabolism 16 Microbial Nutrition and Growth 17 Synthesis of Macromolecules 18 Energy Generation 19 Microbial Genetics, Reproduction, and Genetic Exchange UNIT-IV: ENVIRONMENT AND MICROBES 20 Microbial Ecology and Soil Microbiology 21 Water and Air Microbiology 22 Food Microbiology 23 Pollution Microbiology UNIT-V: DISEASE AND MICROBES 24 Disease and Host-Parasite Interaction: Pathogenicity 25 Defense Mechanisms of Host 26 Diseases Caused by Microbial Pathogens 27 Microbial Control UNIT-VI: INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY 28 Fundamentals and Principles of Fermentation Technology 29 Tools of Fermentation Technology 30 Applications of Microbial Fermentation Index About the Author Dr.Kanika Sharma has been awarded fellowship and a gold medal for Woman Scientist of Year 2011 by the Indian Botanical Society. She is currently teaching at the Department of Botany, Mohanlal Sukhadia University (Udaipur) for the last two decades. She has published more than 50 research papers and articles in several national and international journals and has guided 12 research students for their Ph.D. She has three textbooks to her credit besides a Manual of Microbiology: Tools and Techniques. Her research group is involved in development of herbal bio-control agents against plant and human pathogenic microbes, bioremediation of industrial effluents, screening of food, soil, plant samples for microbes as well as isolation and characterization of microbial enzymes of commercial importance. Apart from this, she has also been involved in curriculum development of Board of Secondary Education (Rajasthan) and is a Member of Advisory Board of IBAS (Institute of Biotechnology and Allied Sciences).

Medicinal Plants and Mushrooms of India - 2 vol. set - Jatindra Sarma

Author

Jatindra Sarma

Cover Price : Rs 9,995.00

Imprint : Ane Books Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN : 9789385462856
YOP : 2017

Binding : Hardback
Total Pages : 846
CD : No

About the Book This book of MEDICINAL PLANTS AND MUSHROOMS OF INDIA has information on the popular medicinal and aromatic plants available in different parts of India including some rare plants and the ones on the verge of extinction. Special emphasis was given for the members of Dioscoreaceae, Piperaceae, Moraceae, Rubiaceae, Cluseaceae, Aristolochiaceae etc resulting in recording of interesting species. For sustaining interest of all sections of society including students, scholars, botanists, professionals, practitioners, entrepreneurs and scientists, latest valid nomenclature in scientific parlance with available vernacular names in Assamese, common names in English, Sanskrit and Hindi have been put as gathered from available literature. The species of plants under description also include common vegetables of everyday use, as they directly or indirectly contribute to our health in the form of nutrients, minerals, vitamins or as supplementary diets. Contents Foreword, Preface, Introduction, Acknowledgement, How to use the book, Names of plants in alphabetical order with photographs of different plant-parts describing its use, medicinal properties, Names of mushrooms in alphabetical order with photographs describing its use and medicinal properties, INDEX (NAMES OF PLANTS), Family Wise (Vol- II), Family Wise (Vol- 1), English, Assamese, Hindi, Sanskrit, General Methods of Herbal, Preparation, Medical Glossary, Bibliography. About the Author Jatindra Sarma is a senior Forest Officer of Indian Forest Service presently serving in the state of Assam (Assam-Meghalaya Cadre). He has been working on documentation of medicinal and aromatic plants including mushrooms, specially of Assam, since 2003 while conserving, propagating many of the rare and endangered species of plants. He was a Member of the Technical Committee of the Medicinal Plants' Board, Assam from 2007 to 2009. He has also been an honorary Advisor of the NIRD from 2011 to 2013 in a project on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of North-East India. He has extensively travelled almost throughout the country and possessed a vast knowledge on medicinal and aromatic plants and biodiversity resources especially of the North-East India. he has published more than 15 research articles on plants which are added to the Flora of Assam, new to the flora of India including few new to Science.

Plant Physiology, 2nd Edn. - V. Verma

Author

V. Verma

Cover Price : Rs 995.00

Imprint : Athena Academic
ISBN : 9781910390016
YOP : 2015

Binding : Paperback
Size : 8.5" X 11.0"
Total Pages : 492
CD : No

About the Book : This book has been specially designed as per the syllabi for the B.Sc (Hon.) and M.Sc students of Indian Universities. All the relevant and latest information has been incorporated in the book. The book caters to the need of the students as well as teachers who cannot get everything in a concise manner elsewhere. Salient Features • Completely updated, latest information obtained from scientific researches have been included. • The chapter on Bioenergetics deals with energy transformations and chemiosmotic theory for ATP formation. • A very detailed account of role of light in photosynthesis is discussed in view of the latest findings. • Latest scheme of non-cyclic and cyclic photophosphorylation has been explained in detail. • Cyanide resistant respiration has been explained in detail. • Fat and protein metabolism have been thoroughly updated. • The various metabolic processes have been explained with the help of appropriate diagrams. • Every chapter has been dealt with in light of recent researches. • About 300 new diagrams have been included to make the understanding of the subject easy for the students. Contents : Preface, Foreword, Chapter 1. The Cell : The Basic Unit of Life, Chapter 2. Bioenergetics and the Role of ATP, Chapter 3. Chemical Bonds & Macromolecules, Chapter 4. Properties of Solutions, Suspensions and Colloidal Systems, Chapter 5. Permeability, Diffusion and Osmosis Chapter 6. Absorption of Water, Chapter 7. The Ascent of Sap, Chapter 8. Transpiration, Chapter 9. Mineral Nutrition, Chapter 10. Mineral Salt Absorption, Chapter 11. Photosynthesis-I (The Pigments), Chapter 12. Photosynthesis-II, Chapter 13. Photosynthesis-III, Chapter 14. Special Modes of Nutrition, Chapter 15. Enzymes, Chapter 16. Respiration, Chapter 17. Fat Metabolism, Chapter 18. Nitrogen Metabolism, Chapter 19. Translocation of Organic Solutes, Chapter 20. Growth and Growth Hormones, Chapter 21. Physiology of Flowering, Chapter 22.Plant Rhythms, Chapter 23. Plant Movements, Chapter 24. Dormancy & Germination of Seed, Chapter 25. Senescence and Death, Chapter 26. Stress Physiology, Chapter 27. Role of Plant Physiology in Agriculture, Appendix, Bibliography, Index. About the Author : Dr. V. Verma is an alumnus of some very illustrious institutions of India: K.P. Inter College, Allahabad, Ewing Christian College, Allahabad, University of Allahabad and University of Delhi. He has taught in the university of Delhi for more than forty years. His books numbering about a dozen have been widely appreciated by students and teachers of undergraduate as well as post-graduate classes of all the Indian Universities. His books have been written in a very lucid style and in a language, which can be easily understood by students. After retiring from Delhi University he has joined Amity Institute for Competitive Examinations as professor of Botany.


   

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