Aimed to meet requirements of undergraduate students of botany. This book covers topics such as: evolution of sex and sexuality in algae; and, pigments in algae with their chemistry and the evolution of thallus in algae.
Pteridophyta is designed to fulfill the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Botany. The current trends in the subject are explained in a simple, lucid and understandablewriting style. This book, containing a wide variety of topics discussed extensively along with a large number of review questions in every chapter, would surely be helpful to students desirous of enhancing their knowledge in botany. feature • Covers new and modern topics • Threatened Pteridophytes of India: Handle them with Care • Nuclear DNA Amounts in Pteridophytes Four application-based chapters • Economic Importance of Pteridophytes • Classification of Pteridophytes • Cytogenetics: Polyploidy, Chromosome Number and Organelle Genome • Morphogenesis: Spore, Prothallus, Sexuality and Sporophyte
Phycology is the study of algae, the primary photosynthetic organisms in freshwater and marine food chains. As a food source for zooplankton and filter-feeding shellfish, the algae are an extremely important group. Since the publication of the first edition in 1981, this textbook has established itself as a classic resource on phycology. This revised edition maintains the format of previous editions, whilst incorporating more recent information from nucleic acid sequencing studies. Detailed life-history drawings of algae are presented alongside information on the cytology, ecology, biochemistry, and economic importance of selected genera. Phycology is suitable for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students following courses in phycology, limnology or biological oceanography. Emphasis is placed on those algae that are commonly covered in phycology courses, and encountered by students in marine and freshwater habitats.
A TEXTBOOK OF ALGAE to the students of Botany pursuing B.Sc.(Gen.) B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. and related fields like Medical Botany, Pharmacy, Agricultural Botany and Horticulture. The book is amply illustrated with examples and includes several general topics like structure and reproduction of algae, lifecycles, chemical constituents, ecology of algae, economic importance of algae, etc. Type study has been given class-wise, for instance Chlorophyceae, Xanthophyceae, Bacillariphyceae, Phaeophyceae, Rhodophyceae and Myxophyceae. Several techniques in algae, glossary of algae terms and life cycles of different algae are included in the appendices.
The revised edition of Plant Taxonomy is designed to present the current principles, practices and techniques of plant taxonomy and contemporary classifications, and also to describe important angiospermic families and groups. It provides a broad and up-to-date synthesis of this active and fascinating field of botany in the most effective manner.