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.
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
This text is an examination of gymnosperms. Topics include: progymnosperms and the origin of gymnosperms; pteridospermales; glossopteridales; caytoniales; cycadales; cycadeoidales; pertoxylales; ginkgoales; czekanowskiales; cordaitales; voltziales; coniferales.
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.
This book presents up-to-date information on a total of 75 native and non-native medicinal plants growing in Singapore. Comprehensive and useful information from the published literature OCo including plant descriptions and origins, traditional medicinal uses, phytoconstituents, pharmacological activities, adverse reactions, toxicities, and reported drugOCoherb interactions OCo is presented in an easy-to-read manner for easy and quick reference. There is no minimum level of knowledge required to read this book, and botanical and medical glossaries are also provided for readers'' convenience. The book will be of great practical benefit to a wide-ranging audience. Educators and students in complementary medicine and health, pharmacognosy, medicinal chemistry, natural products, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmacovigilance, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, botany, biology, chemistry and life sciences will find the information useful. The book will also appeal to clinicians, pharmacists, nurses and researchers, as it contains a comprehensive reference list at the end for further reading."
Toxic Plants of North America, Second Edition is anup-to-date, comprehensive reference for both wild and cultivatedtoxic plants on the North American continent. In addition tocompiling and presenting information about the toxicology andclassification of these plants published in the years since theappearance of the first edition, this edition significantly expandscoverage of human and wildlife—both free-roaming andcaptive—intoxications and the roles of secondary compoundsand fungal endophytes in plant intoxications. More than 2,700 new literature citations document identificationof previously unknown toxicants, mechanisms of intoxication,additional reports of intoxication problems, and s...