Microbial Antagonists: Role in Biological Control of Plant Diseases encompasses the overwhelming advantages of Biological Control Agents (BCA), their formulation, mass production, commercialization and potential field application for management of plant diseases. Scientists working in the areas of plant protection have contributed latest information on opportunities and challenges using bioinoculants and bio stimulants, their mode of action, cloning of antifungal anti bacterial genes, induced plant immunity, prospects of endophytic microorganisms and mycorrhiza in biocontrol and entrepreneurship development. The book will be useful and widely accepted by students, teachers, researchers as well as extension scientists working in biology, botany, plant pathology, nematology, entomology, ecology, agriculture, horticulture and the environmental sciences.
Environmental toxicants, man-made or natural is ever increasing. It gets mixed with the environment which has resulted in devastating effect on humans, wildlife and whole ecosystem. The effect on human health is major concern as it causes loss of economy at a larger scale. The science and its further research progress towards finding the best possible ways to take care of the disturbing effect of the toxicants. The use of modern molecular approach had given us the insight of the mechanism may be involved in clearing the idea of disease and their function. The papers presented focused onto the damage that may be caused due to toxic chemicals and its amelioration by the use of safe and effective plant products. The use of herbal products has been a boon to Indian culture since ages. The studies of use of extracts of medicinal plants gave us the understandings that the results are surprising and are true and proved that herbal medicine and other forms of alternative medicine are becoming a new popular way of staying healthy. However, the recent stretch of science and technology has gifted us to think in the direction to the use of nanotechnology as the modern concept of disease prevention and control. The edited papers in this book will be highly beneficial to the budding researchers as well as teachers in the revalent fields.
Open Access and the resources are being used by the libraries for information processing, storage, communication, dissemination of information, innovative services etc. Recognizing the advantages application of Open Access, the librarians are essential to provide the facilities and services to their user community. To provide fast, integrated, Interactive and comprehensive services to their users the libraries must engaged to modernize their operations and their services with using of open access resources. Today, the open access resources play a vital role to provide a valuable information with free of cost round the clock. This edited volume consists of 16 papers from Library and Information Science Professionals in the National level under five themes such as, i) Open Access Resources for Learning Environment, ii) Open Access and Open Science, iii) Research on Open Access Repositories, and iv) Studies in Open Access Resources and Tools. The Editors are sure that this volume would be valuable addition to the library and Information Science literature.
We are deeply grateful to all the contributors to our Anthology,
entitled Pan Indian Poetry in English Spanning First Two Decades of
the 21st Century, to bring out this volume. Poets from each and every
State including the Union Territories of our country have helped us publish
this great invaluable volume. Once again we express our gratitude to all the
contributors who have willingly accepted our request to send us their poems
in spite of their busy schedule. We thank Shree Vishnu Pandya of Gujarat,
Shree Anand Kumar Puducherry, Ms. Mamang Dai of Arunachal Pradesh
Shree P. G. Rama Rao of Andhra Pradesh, Shree Tirthankar Das
Purkayastha and Ms. Oindrila Ghose of West Bengal, Shree Rajkamal
Kamal Shiromani of Bihar, Shree Perugu Ramakrishna of Andhra Pradesh,
Shree Rama Kanta Dass of New Delhi, Jairam Seshadri of Tamil Nadu,
Ms Lily Swarn of Punjab, Shree Desmond Kharmawphlang of Meghalaya,
Ms. Easterine Kire of Naga Land, Shree Udaynath Majhi of Odisha,
Ms.Monalisa Changkija of Nagaland and all and every contributor.
Our special thanks go to Shree Kollol Choudhury of Assam, Shree
Tayenjam Bijoy Kumar Singh of Manipur and Dhrubajyoti Pal, a Post
Graduate in English Fraternity who has helped us a lot in arranging everything
in the computer .
* Introduces historical accounts of rinderpest and PPR and foundation of veterinary profession
* Provides a comprehensive insight on molecular biology of PPR virus, including virus structure, viral genome and its replication
* Provides accounts of all the major PPR outbreaks in India after its introduction in 1994
* Illustrating immune response to PPRV infection and cross protection among morbilliviruses
* Describes systems virology, viroinformatics and virus-host interactions
* Provides a comprehensive overview of PPRV pathogenesis/pathology with several illustrations
* Discusses the traditional control measure as well as recent developments in PPR vaccine
* Addresses various PPR control programs initiated by OIE/FAO at regional and global levels to eradicate the disease by 2030
* Provides a comprehensive overview of various diagnostic methods
In this issue, original research relating to the topics on melissopalynologial studies of honey samples, psychophily and melittophily in relation to chemical constituents of floral nectar, floral rewards and floral calendar of Indian honey bee, Apis cerana, plant-butterfly interactions in the southern Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh and a review of pollination ecology studies on mangroves. The work reported on these topics is a new contribution to the existing work in the subject area and has practical applications.
The book âPractical Zoologyâ has been compiled for undergraduate and postgraduate students majoring in life-science discipline. The authors have included the protocols of various experiments on biochemistry, cytogenetics, evolution, microbiology, ecology, chemical biology and immunology. The texts have been supported by diagrams wherever required.
In order to increase the production and productivity of crops in general, tuber crops is particular in the present over increasing population with decreased per capita land availability, the only way is to increase the vertical increase in the production with better value added varieties, farmers friendly sustainable management as well as production technologies. In this context, the tuber crops, especially potato and other tropical tuber crops, being known as energy banks of nature serving either primary or secondary stable food in order to meet the calorie requirements of about 1/5th of worldâs population. Practically, these tuber crops play very crucial role towards food security as well as reduction of hunger and elimination of poverty as well in the world. It has been estimated that there are about 18 families having more than 30 genera which are used by human beings for vegetable where either the tuber or roots as edible part in the form of vegetable. Economically, these tuber crops are most commonly used for food, feed, medicinal and various important industrial uses. The most important among them are potato, sweet potato, cassava, yam, aroids, arrowroot etc. cultivated in the world. Basically, these crops have the potential to produce significantly high amount of food per unit area having more efficiency in conversion of atmospheric carbon dioxide into carbohydrates as compared to major cereal crops of the world. All these tuber crops, except the potato have peculiar features such as better adaptation to marginal environments, relatively higher contribution to household food security and above all the better flexibility in mixed farming system. Thus, in turn, these crops provide a wide range of crop diversification, competitive products of food, feed and industries etc. Above all, except the potato, all other tropical tuber crops are now treated as,âFuture food cropsâ. In spite of versatility of these tuber crops, still not much attention has been given from producers, consumers, processors and above all researcherâs prospective. Keeping these in views, an attempt have been made by the editors for development of suitable literature in the form of a book dealing with recent technologies on various aspects of important tuber crops including potato.
The uniqueness of this edited book, âPRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY OF POTATO & TUBER CROPS - lies basically in focus with respect to overall scenario of the various important tuber crops of the world including the potato. About 14 important tuber crops grown all over the world are dealt with this book. We have focused on the origin & diversity of tuber crops, scope and importance of tuber crops, biochemical constituents & nutritive value of the tuber crops, indigenous technology adopted on these tuber crops, their anti-nutritional factors as well as biotechnological aspects of tuber crops with relevant illustration considering the tuber crops of the world as a whole. The subsequent chapters are dealt with individual important tuber crops of the world which include the important aspects of crop improvement, crops production and crop protection with available research achievements. In general, we have not cited the references in the text, instead a separate list of resource materials is provided at the end of each chapter, which may be useful for further reading materials for the readers. This book is written primarily by keeping in mind the requirements for under-graduate students of Horticulture, Agriculture, Post-graduate students, PhD scholars, vegetable growers, extension workers, horticulturists, subject matter specialists, research workers on Olericulture etc. The information incorporated in this book will be definitely useful for those Olericulture students who are also appearing in various competitive examinations such as JRS, SRF, ARS, NET of ICAR, New Delhi seeking admission for Post Graduation and PhD examination by various Indian Universities.
The authors of this edited book have taken resource to extensive research in the internet, referred extensive published literature on the subject to write various chapters assigned in this book. As a matter of fact, it is a compilation of information published on various aspects of the tuber crops. All the contributors of this edited book have tried with utmost care to provide accurate information on each allotted chapter on the topic; however, there may be some inaccuracies due to oversight, hence, the editors will appreciate, if these inaccuracies are brought o our notice so that we are in position to address those in the forthcoming editions. Practically all the contributors of this edited book used a number of illustrations, which is not copy righted and acknowledge the sources. The editors do apologize, if inadvertently any relevant citations are over looked.
Recent Approaches for Management of Plant Diseases encompasses the coordinated interaction between plant and microbes, disease development and provide deeper knowledge on detection of pathogens and management strategies developed for fungal, bacterial, nematode and viral diseases of economically important cereals, pulses, oilseeds, medicinal and aromatic plants as well as plantation crops, a vital resources for researchers and students of plant protection.