Introduction: Preamble 1, Laboratory etiquette 1, Work plan 1, Necessary instruments 1, Microscope 1, Other laboratory provisions 4, Fixing agents and preservatives 4, Laboratory techniques 4, Record of work 11, Herbarium
Biophysics is an evolving, multidisciplinary subject that applies physics to biological systems and promotes an understanding of their physical properties and behavior. Biophysics: An Introduction, is a concise balanced introduction to this subject. Written in an accessible and readable style, the book takes a fresh, modern approach with the author successfully combining key concepts and theory with relevant applications and examples drawn from the field as a whole.
Beginning with a brief introduction to the origins of biophysics, the book takes the reader through successive levels of complexity, from atoms to molecules, structures, systems and ultimately to the behaviour of organisms. The book also includes extensive coverage of biopolymers, biomembranes, biological energy, and nervous systems. The text not only explores basic ideas, but also discusses recent developments, such as protein folding, DNA/RNA conformations, molecular motors, optical tweezers and the biological origins of consciousness and intelligence.
* Is a carefully structured introduction to biological and medical physics * Provides exercises at the end of each chapter to encourage student understanding Assuming little biological or medical knowledge, this book is invaluable to undergraduate students in physics, biophysics and medical physics. The book is also useful for graduate students and researchers looking for a broad introduction to the subject.
Title: Biophysics: An Introduction Author: Rodney Cotterill Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 2003 ISBN: 0470854561, 9780470854563 Length: 408 pages
Plant breeding, application of genetic principles to produce plants that are more useful to humans. This is accomplished by selecting plants found to be economically or aesthetically desirable, first by controlling the mating of selected individuals, and then by selecting certain individuals among the progeny. Such processes, repeated over many generations, can change the hereditary makeup and value of a plant population far beyond the natural limits of previously existing populations. This article emphasizes the application of genetic principles to the improvement of plants; the biological factors underlying plant breeding are dealt with in the article heredity. For a discussion on transgenic crops, see genetically modified organisms.
Plant breeding is an ancient activity, dating to the very beginnings of agriculture. Probably soon after the earliest domestications of cereal grains, humans began to recognize degrees of excellence among the plants in their fields and saved seed from the best for planting new crops. Such tentative selective methods were the forerunners of early plant-breeding procedures.
The results of early plant-breeding procedures were conspicuous. Most present-day varieties are so modified from their wild progenitors that they are unable to survive in nature. Indeed, in some cases, the cultivated forms are so strikingly different from existing wild relatives that it is difficult even to identify their ancestors. These remarkable transformations were accomplished by early plant breeders in a very short time from an evolutionary point of view, and the rate of change was probably greater than for any other evolutionary event.
Language: English ISBN-10: 9789327252323 ISBN-13: 978-9327252323 ASIN: 9327252322
Plant pathology or phytopathology is the science, which deals with the plant diseases. It is concerned with health and productivity of growing plants. Phytopathology ( Greek Phyton = plant + pathos – disease, ailments + logos = discourse, knowledge) is the branch of agricultural, botanical or biological science which deals with the cause, etiology (aetiology), resulting in losses and management methods of plant diseases. Plant pathology can also be defined as the study of the nature, cause and prevention of plant diseases. Plant pathology is related to most of the old and new sciences like biology, physics, chemistry, physiology, mathematics, genetics, soil science, biochemistry, biotechnology etc. Plant pathology has the following major objectives.
Plant Pathology is the study of plant diseases including:1) causes, 2) mechanisms by which diseases occur, 3) interactions between plants and disease-causing agents, and 4) controlling diseases. There are a large number of guiding principles in Plant Pathology, which are often difficult to formulate because biology has so few absolutes. Here are 10 principles, which may aid in understanding, diagnosing and controlling diseases of ornamental plants.
Seed pathology makes a comprehensive study of the seed borne diseases and pathogens. Mechanisms of infection, seed transmission, role of seed-borne inocula in seed development, techniques for detection of seed-borne pathogens and non-pathogens, seed certification standards all these make up for the curriculum of the subject. Besides, diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, nematodes, viroids, etc., and the physiological and mechanical disorders of seeds, are also important factors contributing to the study. This book seeks to facilitate the reader to grasp the basic principles of seed pathology. With the immense potential of seed science and techno-logy to made huge contributions to the future of agricultural sector, seed pathology should be all set to gain from such a scientific revolution. Bringing forth a comprehensive analysis of the subject, it is hoped that this manual fosters an enriching learning experience for the reader. Contents Chapter 1: Seed Pathology; Chapter 2: Evaluation of Integrated Plant Pathology; Chapter 3: Diagnosis of Pesticides in Seed Sector; Chapter 4: Applied Plant Pathology; Chapter 5: Agro-Biodiversity and Seed Security; Chapter 6: Seed Sector and Food Security; Chapter 7: Seed Storage; Chapter 8: Forest Seed Handling; Chapter 9: Seed Treatment for Agronomic Crops; Chapter 10: Blind Seed Diseases
Hardcover: 270 pages Publisher: Gene-Tech Books (1 December 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 8189729926 ISBN-13: 978-8189729929
The Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS) is a professional forum for promoting the cause of Phytopathology. It is the third largest society of plant pathologists in the world. The Society was established in February 28, 1947 at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi by Dr. B.B. Mundkur, an eminent Plant Pathologist. The Society is an international scientific organization devoted to the study of plant diseases and their control. The Society provides information on the latest developments and research advances in plant health science through its journals and participates in the exchange of plant health information with public policy makers, and the larger scientific community; and provides opportunities for scientific communication, collaboration, and professional development.
Indian agriculture registered a phenomenal growth in the recent past mainly due to the development of varieties resistant to pathogen and adoption of the latest plant protection measures. A lot more needs to be done to sustain the momentum gained. In this context, the contribution of the Society in bringing to focus the area of research on diverse aspects of plant-pathogen is invaluable. Advanced techniques for rapid, reliable, and specific detection and characterization of the pathogen is promoted. Identification of resistance genes and their source, development of molecular markers for resistance, environmental health by promoting bio-control agents, and growth-promoting bacteria and transgenic resistance, as well as host-pathogen interaction, are some of the issues, IPS through its various activities trying to crystallize the concepts and its implications in future. In the new millennium, IPS will co-ordinate and will provide impetus to the amalgamation of molecular plant pathology and the practical plant pathology to mitigate the disease losses. It is expected that in the foreseeable future, a knowledge-based economy will provide the platform to sustain a rapid rate of economic growth to achieve the objectives. IPS shall remain committed to its core competencies within chemical, biochemical and biotechnological crop disease management to coexist in the future.
Publisher: Indian Phytopathological Society (2011) ISBN-10: 8184659598 ISBN-13: 978-8184659597
Phycology is the study of algae, a ubiquitous and extremely important range of species ecologically because of the dependence of other species on their primary production. This third edition of Phycology is designed to serve both as a textbook for a one-semester course and also as a reference on modern concepts in the study of algae.
Algae are divided into four natural groups and chapters on each group cover the cytology, morphology, physiology, life cycles, ecology, and systematics, all presented in a manner that can be understood by readers with a basic knowledge of biology. The use of clear, concise drawings, as well as the special emphasis placed on those algae that are commonly covered in phycology courses, and encountered by students in marine and freshwater habitats, has led to the establishment of this book as a classic introductory text suitable for courses throughout the world.
This new edition offers a larger, more student-friendly format, along with fully updated reference sections and coverage of hot topics such as toxic algae, ozone depletion, and gene sequencing.
Title :Phycology Author : Robert Edward Lee Edition: illustrated, revised Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1999 ISBN : 0521638836, 9780521638838 Length : 614 pages
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Title : The Morphology of Pteridophytes; the Structure of Ferns and Allied Plants – Scholar’s Choice Edition Author : K. R. Sporne Publisher : Creative Media Partners, LLC, 2015 ISBN : 129802935X, 9781298029355 Length : 196 pages
Medicinal plants. Being descriptions with original figures of the principal plants employed in medicine and an account of their properties and uses.
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Title : Medicinal Plants Author : Robert Bentley Publisher : Read Books Design, 2010 ISBN : 1445576627, 9781445576626 Length : 544 pages