In the recent years significant number of advances have been made in all aspects of plant sciences and to bring the widely difference aspects under one cover is indeed a Herculean albeit subjective task. That is precisely what the effort of the editors has been in compiling Current Concepts in Botany, which is a collection of review articles as well as original research papers from contemporary fellow botanists from all over the world.
This volume contains 31 authoritative and through provoking articles of both applied and fundamentals value written by leading scientists in the area of their specialization. The objective in developing this volume was to offer a detailed overview of the applied aspects of Botany in terms of its theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions. Interdisciplinary aspects of subject have been emphasized in the present volume.
1- Preservation of Biodiversity of Fungi Herbarium: Specimens and Culture Collection
2- Trichomycetes: Forgotten Fungi
3- The Laboulbeniales (Ascomycetes): Distribution and Host Parasite Relationships
4- Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Taxonomy
5- Pathological and Taxonomical Aspects of the Genus Drechslera
6- Evaluation and Classificatory Systems in Smut Fungi
7- Pleurotus: A Mushroom of Commerce and Broad Adaptability
8- Wood-rotting Fungi of Temperate Himalayas
9- Studies on the growth forms of Bryophytes in relation to habitat conditions
10- An Overview of the forest Types and Associated Spermatophytic Vegetation of Chamba District Himachal Pradesh
11- Ecological Prospects of garoforestry systems in Ethno-medicobotany of Tribal Areas in Himachal Pradesh
12- Soil Microbial Diversity in relation to Chemical Transformation and Biotic Interactions
13- Role of Endophytic Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria in Crop Production
14- Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Associations in Agricultural Plants including Weeds
15- Integration of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi with Micropropagated Forest Trees
16- Effect of Dual Inoculation of AM Fungi and Bradyrhizobium Japonicum on Nodulation and Nitrogen Content in Soybean
17- Microbial Degradation of Hazardous Dyes
18- Composting Technology: Signficance and Potential
19- Seed Mycoflora and Aflatoxin Containation in Mustard during Storage
20- Air and Soil-transmitted Fungal Pathogens of Onion: Diseases Caused and Control
21- Allelochemicals: The Possibility of Management of Plant diseases
22- Developments in production, characteristics and Potential applications of Yeast Phytases
23- Insights into Mode of Action of Insecticidal Proteins of Bacillus thuringiensis
24- Enhancement of Wheat Performance with Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria in different Soils
25- Phytoermediation: A cost-effective Approach for the Removal of Soil Contaminants
26- Genetically Modified Cotton and its Biosafety concerns: A Review
27- Phase Change in Plants: Some Aspects
28- Introduction of Glycinebetaine Pathway through Genetic Engineering Enhances Potential of Plants to withstand Abiotic Stress.
K.G. Mukerji :- K.G. MukerjiDepartment of BotanyUniversity of Delhi, Delhi-110007C. Manoharachary :-
D.Sc. has 40 years of teaching and research experience. He specializes in the areas of Mycology, Plant Pathology, Fungal Biotechnology and Microbial Ecology. He has 16 books and more than 400 research papers to his credit. He has guided 46 Ph.D. students and is at present engaged in research as Emeritus Scientist of CSIR at the Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.