¬® Introduction ¬® Herbarium ¬® Botnaic Garden ¬® Botanical Collection ¬® Herbarium Methods ¬® Taxonomic Literature ¬® Phytography (Description of Plants) ¬® Botanical Keys, Their Use and Construction ¬® Botanical Nomenclature and type Concept ¬® Planning, Preparation and Publication of Scientific Papers ¬® Centres of Taxonomic Work in India
Biodiversity can be quite easily defined as the diversity or variety of living organisms on this planet. It has been understood as the measure of the variety of organisms present in different ecosystems. This can refer to genetic variation, ecosystem variation or species variation within an area, biome or planet. This book entitled ‚ÄúA new horizons in Biodiversity‚ÄĚ consists of 23 chapters. The chapters are mainly focused on the diversity of Molluscs, Planktons, fishes, Crabs, Silkworms, Butterflies, Insects, Crustaceans, Spiders, etc., The authors have put an effort to explain each and every point of respective diversities. This book has been brought to the society, keeping in mind students of graduate and post graduate, research scholars and teaching faculty.
¬® Introduction ¬® Rice necrosis mosaic virus(RNMV) and its bio-physical characterization¬® RNMV- Host-dependent reaction reversibility¬® Existence of virus in inoculated fibre crop plants¬® RNMV ‚Äď fibre plant interaction and metabolic changes ¬® Agronomic and Economic Package for Energized Jute
Eultivation : On- and Off-farm practices under different agro-ecologies ¬® RNMV-interaction with other crops and changes in biochemical properties ¬® Executive summary ¬® Conclusion ¬® Strategic steps in need ¬® Literature cited ¬® Abbreviations ¬® Subject index
The present flora is the outcome of thorough botanical axploration of Mysore district over a period of 5 years and forms a distinct contribution towards the knowledge of the flora of Karnataka.The flora will meet the long felt needs of students teachers,for esters and other field botanists.The most important aspects about the flora is the novel approach in presenting the keys.All the species are keyed direct to the species level instead of passing through families and genera as it is normally practised in all the existing floras. Apart from treating the native flora in detail,it also includes and provides keys to naturalised as well as commonly cultivated plants.
The concept of successful ageing took a new turn and gained global attention with the introduction of ‚ÄúActive Ageing‚ÄĚ by WHO. WHO (2002) stresses on the need for integrating multiple domains of well-being into a unitary model of active ageing that covers economic, social, physical, personal, behavioural and health related aspects of ageing. However, this holistic approach is often inaccessible to most of the seniors. The holistic approach towards ageing presses for the need of relevant intervention strategies. The very idea of active ageing often tends to be alien to the current models as the emphasis is largely on the medical model where physical fitness is considered to be the major mandate of well-being of the older people; often leaving behind other important aspects which play equally significant roles. For instance, economic dependence has been identified as a major subjective concern of older people which in turn has implications on social and psychological domains. An effective strategy must therefore incorporate active ageing as the central theme covering all domains effectively. Hence papers on the theme were invited to make sure that novel ideas towards the attainment of active ageing evolve through scientific research. The papers concentrated on areas such as Music and Well-Being among Elderly Population, Decremental Model of Ageing, Tribal Elderly, Gerontological Social Work Practice with Tribal Elderly in India, Religion and Positive Ageing, Female Elderly Commercial Sex Workers, Prevalence of Dementia in India and Management of Dementia through Active Ageing, Ageing represented in Literature, Ageing and Health Conditions, Modern Day Adaptations of Gerontological Theories and Representation of Ageing in Social Work Curriculum. This compilation of works that focuses on multiple facets of active ageing deciphers the possibility of ageing actively in the post modern era.
This practical manual is an excellent compilation of techniques for researchers interested in various aspects dealing with cyanobacteria, besides providing basic knowledge on this fascinating group of organisms. Despite the availability of similar compilations, this stands out in terms of its clarity and ‚Äúsimple to understand and do- language‚ÄĚ, besides information on the latest advances in the field. Beginning with the basics of isolation, followed by purification and identification, the manual uses simple and effective vocabulary for those working with cyanobacteria, beginners or interested scholars. An important inclusion is the section on microscopy, from light microscropy to electron microscopy, which is a fascinating topic for those interested in understanding the ultrastructural features of these photosynthetic prokaryotes. Axenization and getting clones are one of the difficult aspects of cyanobacteriology and these details are given well, with illustrations. The protocols for lipid and protein extraction are explained in detail, and the use of molecular tools is also dealt suitably. The chapter on preservation of cyanobacteria, an important set of techniques for maintenance and storage, provides useful information not only for researchers, but also for germplasm culture collection curators. Overall, this compilation will provide useful for all researchers, particularly those interested in using cyanobacteria as their workhorses in their research programs.