The term biotechnology was used for the first time by Karl Erkey, a Hungarian Engineer in 1919. Although biotechnology has been an integral part of ancient civilizations as per records, it has evolved into a comprehensive yet elaborate, extensive yet precise and indispensible subject for research being rooted and connected to all basic areas of life sciences in terms of research and analysis.
Biotechnology is based on use of biological agents, systems and mechanisms for generation of useful products and services by application of tools and techniques for overall benefit to mankind. It encompasses the intricacies of all branches of life science amalgamating them with broad research areas of environment, agriculture, pollution, drugs and pharmaceuticals, vaccines, detailed structure of bio-molecules and their functions.
An altogether new era has dawned upon biotechnology, as a result of which it has endowed and empowered us with novel, modified and improved products. These products have become a source of economic upliftment and development, which are also proved to be foundation stones for industries and capital generation. We are living in the age of genomics which has further evolved into proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics etc. and new branches based on application of software programmes for data research, analysis and interpretation- bioinformatics and biostatistics.
Biotechnology thus offers a plethora of opportunities and avenues to people who wish to pursue their career in biotechnology. Keeping this in view, the present book was planned and designed as a source of crisp, concise and complete information under one roof. We hope that the students preparing for different competitive exams find this book helpful and informative for achieving their goal. A sincere effort has been made to present information in short answer type format and multiple choice question format so as to cover the basics, finer points, critical nuggets of information and contemporary news as well. We hope to further such academic endeavors in future and hope for a good response.
¬® 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 book A Rendezvous of Words is a collection of poems in English. It features poets from the length and breadth of India and also from across the borders like Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is an amalgamation of original as well as translated poems with a heady combination of new and established poets.
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.