College Botany - III

ISBN Number : 978-93-5097-596-1

Student Price : Rs.250

Student Dollar Price : 10$

Library Price : Rs.1050

Library Dollar Price : 42$

Book Edition : Fifth

Year of Publication : 2013

No. Of Pages : 366

About The Book

College Botany Vol. III has been completely revised and updated. It includes the latest revisions in the Botany Final Year B.Sc. Syllabus of Bangalore University. One special feature in the addition of practical exercises in a separate section.

The book is divided into Five Parts − Part One : Taxonomy and Economy and Economic Botany; Part Two : Genetics and Cytology; Part Three: Plant Breeding and Evolution and Part Four : Practical Manual. The theory portion dealt with in the first three parts has 22 chapters and practical manual has 8 chapters. Chapter 30 deals with technical description of locally available plants.

The Text is profusely illustrated and the language used in simple and straight.

Contents :

Part One : Taxonomy and Economic Botany
1. Introduction
2. Classification of Angiosperms
3. Modern Trends in Taxonomy
4. Glossary of Taxonomic Terms
5. Selected Families of Monocotyledons
6. Selected Families of Dicotyledons
7. Economic Plant Products
Part Two : Genetics and Cytology
8. Introduction
9. Mendelism
10. Interaction of Genes
11. Multiple Factor Inheritance
12. Linkage and Crossing Over
13. Cytoplasmic Inheritance
14. Chromosomes
15. Chromosomal Aberrations
16. Gene Mutation
17. Cell Division
Part Three : Plant Breeding and Evolution
18. Vegetative Propagation
19. Plant Breeding
20. Origin of Life
21. Organic Evolution
Part Four : Practical Manual
22. Introduction
23. Root Modifications
24. Stem Modifications
25. Leaf Modifications
26. Inflorescence
27. Fruits
28. Cytology
29. Description of A Flowering Plant
30. Taxonomy (Technical Description of Plants)

About The Author

R.R. Ramtirthkar, B.Com, LL.B., MSW, is a practicing advocate at Pune. After serving in different industries in the field of Industrial relation for over 14 years, he started his practice of law in 1991; and since then he has also been associated with many management institutes as Visiting Faculty in the subject of Labour Law and Business Law. The combination of his experience as IR Executive, as Advocate, and as Teacher has helped him immensely in developing his own style of explanation. It benefits the needs of the student long felt.

Dr. S. Sundara Rajan obtained the D.Sc. degree in Botany from the University of Mysore, specializing in Plant Chemistry, Population Genetics and Gene Ecology. He has also got a D.Litt. degree from Tumkur University for his thesis entitled Glimpses of Plant Science from Sanskrit Literature. He has been teaching and conducting research in Botany and Microbiology for the past 50 years. He has worked as head of P.G. Dept. of Botany, St. Joesphs College for nearly 38 years and also as a Dean, School of Biotechnology, Rai University, Bangalore Campus, Bangalore. Currently, he is the Director, Center for Research in Ancient and Modern Biology, Bengaluru. Dr. Sundara Rajans research interests include Plant Morphology, Physiology, Genetics and Evolution. He has published over 85 research papers in National and International Journals and has authored more than 90 books on Biological Sciences including Microbiology published by leading publishers of India.

Dr. Sundara Rajan has travelled abroad widely and has presented papers in many International conferences. He has contributed several invited articles to many books and encyclopedias and has done extensive research on History of Botany in Ancient India, on which he has published about half a dozen papers. He has also published two books on Ancient Indian Botany – Vedic Botany and Dictionary of Sanskrit plant names with botanical equivalents. Dr. Sundara Rajan has received many research awards and grants. Recently, he has been given the state award for being the best college teacher in science by the Government of Karnataka.

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